NEXT STEPS

Thank you for your interest in Dogtopia!

Fill out the form below to inquire about owning a franchise and we will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

  • FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

    Dogtopia franchisees are required to have a minimum of $300,000 in liquid capital reserves and a minimum net worth of $1,000,000. More will be necessary for Area Developers. Proof and verification of both will be required before proceeding with the application process. Please do not request information unless you meet both of these requirements. Thank you.

We are delighted that you are considering our brand as a business opportunity!

Wondering what we look for in a Dogtopia franchisee? While dog-related experience is not required, the ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as sales, marketing, restaurant and/or retail experience.

If you meet the financial investment criteria, have transferable skill sets and experience, and are interested in proceeding to next steps, please apply now. One of our Franchise Development Representatives will reach out to you within 24 hours to discuss your goals and help you determine if we are a good fit for you.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO OWNING A DOGTOPIA?

  1. INTRODUCTORY CALL

    During your first call, you will further discuss the Dogtopia opportunity and cover a few topics, including your motivation, business background and territory of interest. We will be happy to answer any additional questions you have.

  2. COMPLETE APPLICATION

  3. FINANCIAL QUALIFICATION AND LOAN APPROVAL

    Get approval and pre-qualified for financing.

  4. RECEIVE FRANCHISE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT(FDD)

    Upon approval of your application, you will receive our Franchise Disclosure Document. The FDD further defines the relationship between us – the Franchisor, and you – the Franchisee. It contains all of the legal responsibilities involved in owning a Dogtopia as well as a copy of the actual Franchise Agreement you will sign.

  5. REVIEW CALL

    After receiving and reviewing your FDD, your representative will schedule a time to go over any questions that you may have.

  6. ATTEND DISCOVERY DAY!

    Explore the Dogtopia opportunity up close. See the brand, meet the company’s key executives, tour a location, meet a franchisee and learn about our brand and what makes our franchise work.

  7. CONDUCT VALIDATION CALLS

    Speak to existing franchisees about their experience.

  8. CHOOSE TERRITORY

  9. SIGN FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

    Upon mutual approval to move forward as a new Dogtopia franchise owner, you will sign our franchise agreement.

NOTE: This website is not a franchise offering. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise disclosure document. Follow-up or individualized responses to you that involve either effecting or attempting to effect the sale of a franchise will be made only if we are first in compliance with state registration requirements, or are covered by an applicable state exclusion or exemption.

“The ability to combine my love of dogs and love of business resonated with me, Dogtopia stands out in a crowded field”

- DAVID GEORGE, Chicago

“I started looking at franchises because I knew franchises had a much better success rate than independent businesses.”

- SUE MCCUMSEY, Baton Rouge

“Dogtopia has the best kind of support and I have access to experts, it frees you up to focus on what you want to focus on, in business or outside business.”

- STEFANI BALLARD (multi-unit franchisee), Austin

“We live in an area with lots of lawyers and professional types, I’m in shorts and a t-shirt. I’m really lucky.”

- JEFF LUTTON (multi-unit franchisee), Virginia

“The fact that we get to bring our dogs to work every day is a huge benefit for us. We were so impressed with the business model from a customer perspective, that we wanted to be involved in this business.”

- ALLISON & MICHAEL RAU, Seattle

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BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY WITH DOGTOPIA TODAY