Bark Life

Bark Life Market truly is more than just a retail store and grooming: it's a lifestyle. With the humanization of our pets from millennials to baby boomers, it's only natural that they want only the best food, treats, toys and more for their fur babies. This puts Bark Life in a great position, and it means they need a knowledgeable, caring staff as well as a relaxed grooming experience that they can't get online!

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Bark Life Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Due to the proven unique store concept and lifestyle brand, Bark Life Market is on track to be one of the fastest growing pet franchise in the pet industry. In 2016 pet owners spent $66.76 billion dollars on their pets, $28.23 billion of that was on food & treats and $5.76 billion spent on grooming. By 2020 it is estimated that pet owners will spend over $100 billion, wouldn't you like a piece of that while fulfilling your dream of being your own boss?

Bark Life is a Proven Concept

We are not a boutique. Bark Life is a Pet Health Food Store designed to cater to men & women as well as all size dogs and cats too, which is unheard of in Pet Specialty Stores, we aren't just a pet food store we are a lifestyle! Our Cage-free Grooming Spa approach is safe and relaxing for all pets. Our "By appointment only" scheduling allows our customers to be in & out in about an hour, a lot stay and shop. Even better! Self-Serve wash stations are an up & coming service in the Pet Industry that can be added to either Bark Life Model. We have protected territories to ensure our Franchisees success!

3 Proven Revenue Streams

1- The Market: Healthy Food and Treats for all budgets as well as a "Barkery," toys, collars, supplements, Unique Pet Items and Bark Life "Gear" that you won't find in the "Big Box" stores
2- Grooming Spa: Cage-free Grooming Spa that is not only convenient to the customers but will keep them coming back frequently, sometimes weekly!
3- Self-Serve Wash: This is the hottest new trend in the Pet Industry and why not? A small amount of Sq ft. for a lot of return, & it keeps people coming in weekly & bi-weekly.

Company Details

Established: 2011
First Unit Franchised: N/A
Franchised Units: 0
Company Owned Units: 2
States Registered In: Florida and Texas but we are Targeting Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky to start. We will register as needed.
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Bark Life

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Bark Life has a management team that will offer unrivaled training and support, derived from over 30 years in the Pet Industry, from the very beginning and ongoing to ensure the success of all those in our Bark Life Franchise Family. The operating model is simple and has been structured with well-defined processes and systems in place. Initial training will be online approx 10-20 hours and the in-store training will be held at our Flagship Store on the Florida Suncoast in Pinellas County for 5 days. At franchisee's location for 5-7 days. Unlike other pet store franchises out there we won't leave you just because the Grand Opening is over. We will be available at any time to give you every resource possible to ensure your success.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bark Life Franchise.

What does a Bark Life Franchise Cost?

Bark Life franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $35,000-$50,000
Total Investment: $180,650-$322,000
Minimum Net Worth: $200,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty: 6%
Average Number Of Employees: 3-12
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise: Yes
Veterans Discount: Yes - 10% off Franchise Fee

Is Bark Life a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Bark Life is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Bark Life a Home Based franchise?

No. Bark Life is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bark Life Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Bark Life franchisees make. Bark Life offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Bark Life a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Bark Life is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Bark Life Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Bark Life franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Bark Life Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Bark Life franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Bark Life Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bark Life franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bark Life Looking for International franchisees?

No. Bark Life franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Bark Life's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Retail, Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Bark Life Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Bark Life franchises for sale. We may have Bark Life franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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