Natural Hounds

The Natural Hounds franchise is the nation's only dog food kitchen business. The brand is known for its human-grade dog treats and food made on-site in its open kitchens. Franchise owners benefit from the booming premium pet food industry, which is projected to reach over $14.4 billion by 2028. Established in 2018, Natural Hounds has developed streamlined systems that help business owners succeed. Ideal candidates have a love for dogs and an appreciation for customer service. In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between $347,000 - $445,508, which includes a franchise fee of $45,000. Royalty fees are 6% of gross sales, and entrepreneurs are given an exclusive territory. 

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Natural Hounds

Natural Hounds Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


In today's world, pets are part of the family. Looking for a way to get a part of the booming pet industry while helping pet parents get their dogs the best food possible? Consider the Naturals Hound franchise. In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between  $349,026 to $437,508, including the $45,000 initial franchise fee and other startup expenses. Your location should be between 1,600 and 1,800 square feet with adequate parking and drive by traffic. The pet food franchise has specific site criteria which will help you evaluate real estate that would be a good fit for your location. The location can be opened in as little as 6-9 months, depending on how quickly you find your store, sign a lease and build out your production area. You will also have to finish pre-opening and attend training to become certified at Natural Hounds University. 
The ideal franchise owner enjoys the business and gets involved in the community – most entrepreneurs will hire a small team of  part-to-full-time employees to help cover retail hours and help with food prep. Owner operators and absentee owners are both allowed, which is attractive for candidates.You can also own multiple locations and receive discounts on initial franchise fees by committing up front to additional stores. Typically one to two employees are needed to operate the store per shift, and the operation is streamlined to limit staffing needs. With a subscription-based model, it's easy to keep customers coming back for more and have peace of mind that you'll have recurring revenue. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: No
B2B: No
Founded: 2018
First franchise: 2023
Exclusive territory: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Natural Hounds

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. During that time, you'll learn everything you need to know about running the business, including hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. You'll be supported from start to finish. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Natural Hounds Franchise.

What does a Natural Hounds Franchise Cost?

Natural Hounds franchise fees for 2024:

Royalty Fee: 6%
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Initial Investment: $347,000 - $445,508
Net Worth Requirement: $350,000
Cash Requirement: $100,000

Is Natural Hounds a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Natural Hounds 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 Natural Hounds a Home Based franchise?

No. Natural Hounds is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Natural Hounds Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Natural Hounds Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Natural Hounds franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Natural Hounds Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Natural Hounds franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Natural Hounds Looking for International franchisees?

No. Natural Hounds franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Natural Hounds'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


Natural Hounds Franchises for Sale

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