Dogtopia Enterprises, LLC is a privately held, Phoenix-based, franchise company with more than 40 operating units in Canada and the United States. We offer a healthy, safe and fun environment for dogs to socialize, that allows dog-parents peace of mind leaving their valued family members in the best care possible.

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Dogtopia Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


A Dog Lover's Dream Job

Playing. Barking. And plenty of tail wagging. It's just a typical day at Dogtopia Daycare and Spa. Here you'll find an upscale pet retreat where dogs enjoy being themselves while their owners are at work or away.
At Dogtopia, dogs enjoy supervised play in an "open" environment with no individual kennel runs. Instead they spend their day sniffing, frolicking and doing what dogs love best - having fun. Best of all, mom and dad can check in via webcam. So if you're looking for a proven franchise system that shares your passion for furry friends, you're barking up the right tree.

A Doggone Good Business

Imagine building your own business in a fast-growing industry, while working with adorable four-legged clientele. As a Dogtopia owner, you'll provide a much-appreciated service and act as the "pack leader" of an expanding family. Plus you'll have the added benefit of the strong bonds that you develop with employees and customers because of the passion you share.


Company Details

Established: 2002
First Unit Franchised: 2005
Franchised Units: 200
Company Owned Units: 6
States Registered In: All
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Dogtopia

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: 40 days: 2 weeks at Support Office, 2 weeks in field at training store.
10 days opening team support at franchisees location.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Dogtopia Franchise.

What does a Dogtopia Franchise Cost?

Dogtopia franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $500,000 minimum
Targeted Investment: $1,000,000 (+ 200K in working capital + fees)
Minimum Net Worth: $3,000,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 7%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 10-15
Item 19: Yes
SBA Approved: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Special Discount Programs: 10% discount for multiple stores.

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

Yes. Dogtopia 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 Dogtopia a Home Based franchise?

No. Dogtopia is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Dogtopia Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Dogtopia a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Dogtopia is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Dogtopia Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Dogtopia franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Dogtopia Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Dogtopia franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Dogtopia Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Dogtopia franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Dogtopia Looking for International franchisees?

No. Dogtopia franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Dogtopia'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

Pet Related, Retail, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Dogtopia Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Dogtopia franchises for sale. We may have Dogtopia 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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