About Dogtopia

At Dogtopia, we believe in safe socialization, exercise and education for your furry child. Our dog daycare centers provide the utmost in quality care as we separate each dog by size, temperament and promise evaluated, vaccinated dogs in a supervised environment. You can even watch them play all day via our live webcams!

While our centers offer dog daycare, boarding and spa services (with some offering grooming and training), our core service is daycare for your dog. Daycare is a purposeful choice made for the love of your dog – a selfless decision to ensure they are happy, healthy and equipped to become a well-rounded pup. Even our boarding services offer your pup an open-play environment to get them the socialization, exercise and education they deserve.Because dogs are social creatures, we believe that every dog deserves daycare – each daycare center runs very much like a child’s daycare. We provide report cards, know each pup by name and believe in 100 percent transparency. Just like it takes a village to raise children, it takes a village to raise a well-balanced pup and we will work alongside you on that journey! More than anything, we guarantee to love each pup as if it were our own.

We currently have more than 150 dog daycare centers throughout the United States and Canada. Find a Dogtopia near you and check out its individual offerings. Each of our doggie daycare centers is independently owned and operated with tremendous support behind them, dedicated to providing dogs the very best! Owners are able to tap into our “Village of Knowledge” which includes other owners, external partners and an experienced Support Office that includes an Canine Behaviorist, Veterinarian and Environmental Biologist, working together every step of the way to ensure the best experience for both our pet parents and their beloved dogs. Besides ensuring a safe and healthy open-play environment, at Dogtopia, your dog can find its BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever) and experience the Most Exciting Day Ever!

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Neil Gill, CEO

Started Franchising

2005 (16 years)

Total Number of Units

158 (as of 2021)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Dogtopia Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Dogtopia franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Dogtopia franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Dogtopia franchise is Royalty Fee Due Every Tuesday Currently.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Dogtopia Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Dogtopia Dogtopia has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory).

Dogtopia Company Details

Here are some additional details about Dogtopia.

Parent Company Dogtopia Enterprises LLC
Initial Investment $49,500
Net Worth Requirement $1,000,000
Veteran Incentives 10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 7%
Ad Royalty 2%
Cash Requirement $300,000
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Dogtopia

Dogtopia offers several support options to its franchisees. With 158 (as of 2021) units, Dogtopia aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Dogtopia offers 80 hours on the job training, 99.5 hours classroom training, and At Grand Opening additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Dogtopia.

On-The-Job Training 80 hours
Classroom Training 99.5 hours
Additional Training At Grand Opening
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App

Is Dogtopia Right For You?

Dogtopia has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Dogtopia online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Dogtopia online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Dogtopia franchise and offer tips to running a successful Dogtopia franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Dogtopia Franchise?

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