The Dog Stop

We have established a franchise business model that positions us to be the best franchisor in the industry. Our growth plan allows us to give our franchisees the attention they deserve on an ongoing basis, not just during the franchise sales process. In order to provide the most complete franchise service program, The Dog Stop Franchising has assembled a team of executives and management personnel with over 100 years of experience in building and SUPPORTING franchise programs.

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The Dog Stop


The Dog Stop Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The American pet industry has experienced over 120% growth since 2004. The industry experienced double digit growth through the heart of the recession (2008-2010). Since the inception of The Dog Stop? in 2009 the industry has more than doubled(2X) and spending on pet care services nearly tripled(3X)!

There are 89.7 Million dogs are kept as pets. Dog Ownership has increased from 68 million in 2000 to 90 million in 2020, and during the CV-19 Pandemic new dog purchases and rescues were very high! Over $103.6 Billion was spent on pets in 2020. On average Americans spend $1549 per year per dog. Owners are increasingly concerned with the health, wellness and happiness of their dogs.

More revenue streams means greater stability. Investment level is anywhere from 1/2 to 1/3 of our competitors with Similar Gross Revenue and Net Profit figures. ROI is MUCH better! Able to open more locations faster and gain greater market share. Most major markets still available. Still owned and operated by "Dog People" not career franchisors.

Company Details

Established: 2009
First Unit Franchised: 2014
Franchised Units: 21
Company Owned Units: 4
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, Rhode Island - RI, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By The Dog Stop

Financial Assistance Provided: 3rd party
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes
5 days in Pittsburg, then onsite training prior and after Grand Opening

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Dog Stop Franchise.

What does a The Dog Stop Franchise Cost?

The Dog Stop franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $125,000 - $150,000
Total Investment: $543,000 - $1,010,100
Minimum Net Worth: $750,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 15 - 20
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is The Dog Stop a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. The Dog Stop 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 The Dog Stop a Home Based franchise?

No. The Dog Stop is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Dog Stop Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is The Dog Stop a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. The Dog Stop is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does The Dog Stop Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. The Dog Stop franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does The Dog Stop Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. The Dog Stop franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is The Dog Stop Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. The Dog Stop franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Dog Stop Looking for International franchisees?

No. The Dog Stop franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see The Dog Stop's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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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

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


The Dog Stop Franchise Reviews

The Dog Stop Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing The Dog Stop franchises for sale. We may have The Dog Stop 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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