In the U.S., the pet industry is booming. "Pet parents" and animal lovers alike can cash in on the industry and care for animals. If this interests you, consider the D.O.G. Hotels franchise. The pet-related franchise offers high-quality services to "pet parents" including boarding, grooming, and daycare services. The brand was founded in 2012 and began franchising in 2014. Shortly after franchising, D.O.G. acquired DoggyBay, another dog facility, in 2015. The D.O.G Hotels' first location opened in Miami, Fla., and its first franchise location opened in Coral Gables. Since then, the franchisee has awarded several locations across the country. Not only will customers appreciate all the services that you provide, but your location will also be climate controlled and designed to pamper the dogs. Dogs who stay overnight are also put into a space with independent air circulation. It is their home away from home.
While you can operate it full-time, you can also hire employees and can enjoy absentee ownership by hiring a manger to run the business' daily operations of the business for you. Your main services will be overnight care, daycare, and grooming. The ideal candidate loves dogs and provides great customer service. As a franchisee, you will appreciate that your location will be in an exclusive territory, which decreases your competition. The franchise will also provide you with great support and training from the beginning. Your initial investment will be between $429,000 - $548,500. You will also have a 10-year renewable franchise agreement. You will be responsible for a 7% royalty fee and should have $500,000 in liquidity.