The Barkefellers franchise is an upscale pet hotel business. The brand was established by Rick and Christi Coffey in Indianapolis. Franchsiees benefit from a growing, booming and profitable industry; four complementary businesses: Daycare, Lodging, Training and Grooming; technological and marketing support; partnering with seasoned pet care professionals; and training with experienced management. The ideal franchise candidate is mature, stable, and fully dedicated to the operation; has high personal standards; is financially strong enough to meet initial investment requirements; and is seeking a family-friendly business that affords employment and professional development opportunities. They should love animals and being around their owners.

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Barkefellers Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Pets are part of the family. A pet care brand to consider is Barkafellers. The brand was established by Rick and Christi Coffey, who desired to open an upscale pet hotel in Indianapolis and and have a passion for providing the best of the best for both pets and pet owners. As longtime pet owners always seeking the best for their own pampered pets, they saw that something was missing in the marketplace. The couple traveled across the country to visit upscale pet care facilities and took notes. From there, Barkafellers was born. As the first business location grew, Rick and Christi — along with their son, Jordan, and daughter Krista, expanded the business into two more locations. With those additional locations, the Barkefellers family continued to see success with loyal and happy customers. After the success of three locations in a single city, Indianapolis, the Coffey family knew it was time to bring Barkefellers to the rest of the country through franchise opportunities and are seeking franchise partners.
There's no other pet franchise concept that includes the expansive outdoor play, potty, and activity areas that dogs love and that Barkefellers is known for. With over 43 years of experience in the commercial cleaning industry, the founders of Barkefellers were uniquely equipped to develop a comprehensive cleaning system that could handle the needs of a busy pet hotel. This advanced system ensures pet-safe, hospital-grade sanitization throughout the facilities. Ideal candidates are passionate about animals and are good around their owners.



Company Details

Headquarters: Indianapolis, IN 46203
Founded: 2008
First franchise: 2014
Canada: No
International: No 
Absentee: No
Mobile/home based: No
Exclusive territory: No

Support and Training Offered By Barkefellers

You can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job training to prepare you for running the business. You will also be provided with organization-level marketing, as well as its ability to coordinate marketing and advertising for all franchise locations. Social media and grand opening support are given. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Barkefellers Franchise.

What does a Barkefellers Franchise Cost?

Barkefellers franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment: $1,000,000 - $5,000,000
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000 - $70,000

Is Barkefellers a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Barkefellers is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Barkefellers a Home Based franchise?

No. Barkefellers is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Barkefellers Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Barkefellers Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Barkefellers franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Barkefellers Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Barkefellers franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Barkefellers Looking for International franchisees?

No. Barkefellers franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Barkefellers Franchises for Sale

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