Dogs Are Inn

The Dogs Are Inn franchise is a pet lodging alternative for those who may feel uncomfortable leaving their furry family member at a kennel or with friends or relatives. With no kennels, cages, or strangers in your home,  your pet is cared for in a pre-screened/approved private home. If you’re a frequent business or leisure traveler and hate to leave your cherished pet with just anyone, the Dogs Are Inn may your solution. The convenience of round-trip pickup and delivery is provided. Franchise owners benefit from a booming industry and don't have to have prior experience because of support and training from the franchisor.

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Dogs Are Inn

Dogs Are Inn Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Pets are part of the family. Billions are spent on them annually. A pet lodging alternative brand to consider in order to capitalize on the booming industry is Pets Are Inn franchise. Founded in 1982 when Harry and Kal Sanders-Greenberg discovered that the family dog, Chopin, did not do well when boarded in a kennel, they lodged him with friends but didn't feel comfortable doing that all the time. Thus, Pets Are Inn was born, and its mission is to find individuals who would be willing and excited to care for their pet as one of their own while their owners traveled. The brand's master insurance plan makes it possible for all Franchise Owners to obtain Liability Insurance. Communication through email and our toll free number assures you accessibility with the franchisor, who is committed to your success. You are “on your own” but “not alone” when you join the Pets Are Inn team.
The main advantage of ownership is that there is no inventory, receivables, or payables. Not only does this mean that you do not need to rent storage space, but you also do not have potentially thousands of dollars tied up in costly inventory. The initial investment, which includes a franchise fee of $45,000, will be between $30,000 and $60,000. After signing the franchise agreement, you are scheduled for a one-day Franklin Quest Time Management Seminar in your area and will also receive a count down to training manual. These tasks are designed to be completed within three to four weeks prior to attending training in Minneapolis.

Company Details

Founded: 1982
First Franchise: 1986
Headquarters: Edina, MN 55439
Absentee: No
Exclusive Territory: Yes
Home-based/Mobile: Yes
B2B: No
Canada: No
International: No 

Support and Training Offered By Dogs Are Inn

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that breaks down everything you need to in classroom and on-the-job settings. The training program covers operating skills, sales, marketing, pricing and other topics to be selected.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Dogs Are Inn Franchise.

What does a Dogs Are Inn Franchise Cost?

Dogs Are Inn franchise fees for 2024:

Royalty Fee: 10% of the first $5,000 of gross sales revenue; 7.5% of the next $5,000 of gross sales revenue;
5% of all gross sales revenue in excess of $10,000.
Initial Franchise Fee: Initial Fee for the 1st franchise territory is $45,000; $15,000 for the second territory; and $10,000 for the 3rd and subsequent territories.
Initial Investment: $30,000 and $60,000
Cash Requirement: $50,000
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee

Is Dogs Are Inn a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Dogs Are Inn 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 Dogs Are Inn a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Dogs Are Inn is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Dogs Are Inn Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Dogs Are Inn Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Dogs Are Inn franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Dogs Are Inn Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Dogs Are Inn franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Dogs Are Inn Looking for International franchisees?

No. Dogs Are Inn franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Dogs Are Inn's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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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

Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Dogs Are Inn Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Dogs Are Inn franchises for sale. We may have Dogs Are Inn 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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