Hounds Town USA

For more than 15 years, Hounds Town USA has been home to the happiest dogs on Earth. Our customers love us so much that since our inception, over 600,000 canine visitors have enjoyed our interactive doggie daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, retail products, and tail-wagging rides in our pet taxi!

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Hounds Town USA


Hounds Town USA Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


For 20 years, Hounds Town USA has been home to the happiest dogs on Earth. Our customers love us so much that since our inception, over 1 million canine visitors have enjoyed our interactive doggie daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, retail products, and tail-wagging rides in our pet taxi!

Founded in 2001, by a former NYPD K-9 Unit Handler and Commanding Officer of the Nassau County Police Department, Hounds Town USA offers an affordable and refreshingly simple approach to pet care. Our simple business model is based on a straightforward and honest strategy that provides our Franchise Owners with amazing returns while giving them the opportunity to spread smiles among their four-legged customers.

Hounds Town USA has a significant advantage over other doggie daycare concepts due to the deep knowledge of canine psychology by our Founder. We created our facility with dogs in mind, rather than their owners. This concept has a significantly lower investment than other doggie daycare franchises with the ability to run the business as a semi-absentee owner. With amazing economics and flexible ownership options, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Company Details

Established: 2001
First Unit Franchised: 2015
Franchised Units: 176
Company Owned Units: 2
State Registration Intentions: All States Except  HI, CA, IL, MD, VA, and WA
Sold Out: Detroit, MI, Long Island, NY, Bergen County, NJ, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Orlando, FL
Available in all other territories except non registration states
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Hounds Town USA

Hounds Town USA takes the training of Franchise Owners very seriously. Our initial training program is split between 35 hours of in-person classroom and virtual LMS training, with an additional 48 hours of hands-on immersion training at a corporate locations, and 88 hours of onsite training at the Franchise Owners location once it is open. Over half of this time is spent on dog handling, which includes training on grouping and managing dogs as well as pack behaviors. Owners will also learn about liability issues, administrative responsibilities, employee hiring and training, facility operations, and customer service. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Hounds Town USA Franchise.

What does a Hounds Town USA Franchise Cost?

Hounds Town USA franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment: $542,126-$1,058,825
Required Liquid Capital: $250,000
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $49,000
Royalty: 6%
Brand Fund: 2% Gross Sales
Marketing Fund: $3,000 per month for the first year, $2,500 per month for years two and three, and then $1,500 for the duration of their franchise agreement.
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Semi-Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes - 10%
VetFran Discount is available.

Is Hounds Town USA a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Hounds Town USA 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 Hounds Town USA a Home Based franchise?

No. Hounds Town USA is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Hounds Town USA Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Hounds Town USA a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Hounds Town USA is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Hounds Town USA Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Hounds Town USA franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Hounds Town USA Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Hounds Town USA franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Hounds Town USA Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Hounds Town USA franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Hounds Town USA Looking for International franchisees?

No. Hounds Town USA franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Hounds Town USA's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 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


Hounds Town USA Franchises for Sale

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