General

Industry

Retail Products and Services

Category

Pet Care

SBA Identifier

S0512

Year of Founding

2005

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

7%

Franchise Fee

$40,095-$49,500

Investment Range

$543K-$1.49M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

136

U.S. Franchised Units

131

U.S. Corporate Units

5

Headquarters (City)

Phoenix

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

No

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

2005

Issuance of FDD Data

05/25/2021

What to know about Dogtopia franchise?

Better Together, LLC awards franchises for the operation of a business that offers services for dogs such as daycare, boarding, grooming, training, and that offers dog-related products for retail sale.

Dogtopia is based in Phoenix, AZ. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Dogtopia franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Dogtopia franchise? Before starting a Dogtopia franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Dogtopia franchise is $543,193 and can go all the way up to $1,489,801. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Dogtopia business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Dogtopia franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Dogtopia business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Dogtopia franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 32 4 0 36
2017 36 16 1 50
2018 49 22 2 67
2019 67 39 2 100
2020 100 31 0 131

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How much does a Dogtopia franchise owner make?

Dogtopia franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Dogtopia franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Dogtopia unfortunately does not disclose financials on how much Dogtopia franchise owners make. This means they do not disclose sales or earnings for franchisees operating in the U.S.

Every franchisor is required by law to disclose income statements and balance sheets for how the franchisor is performing but not for the franchisee level. Unfortunately, Dogtopia does not make it easy to understand franchisee financial performance. This can be seen as a red flag and it is important to be that much more diligent in your conversations with Dogtopia franchisees. Do note that Dogtopia is not alone as about 40% of franchises do not disclose franchisee financial performance.

At Vetted Biz, we suggest you to speak with 5 to 10 Dogtopia franchisees to understand how much money they are making from their Dogtopia business.

You should also speak to former Dogtopia franchisees to understand why they left the system. Did they sell their Dogtopia at a profit? Were they forced to close their Dogtopia franchise down because it kept losing money?

What is the Dogtopia franchise fee?

Owning a Dogtopia franchise requires 7% royalty fee and 2% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Dogtopia Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Dogtopia franchise fee of $40,095 that is included in the initial investment amount of $543,193 to $1,489,801. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Dogtopia franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Dogtopia franchise fee of $40,095.

Visit the Dogtopia metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Retail Products and Services franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Dogtopia founded?

Dogtopia started offering franchises in 2005. Dogtopia was founded 17 years ago in 2005.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Dogtopia locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2021, there were 131 locations across the U.S. There are also 5 corporate locations. Most Retail Products and Services franchises like Dogtopia have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Dogtopia franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Dogtopia has opened 92 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Dogtopia metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Retail Products and Services franchises.

How many Dogtopia franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Dogtopia has closed 4 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Dogtopia metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Retail Products and Services franchises.

Is Dogtopia growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Dogtopia over the past 3 years is 167%. Over the last year we have data for, Dogtopia had a net unit growth rate of 31%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Dogtopia growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Dogtopia. More info in the Dogtopia metrics tab.

Is Dogtopia franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Dogtopia is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Dogtopia franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S0512 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Dogtopia that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Dogtopia a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Dogtopia meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Dogtopia provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Dogtopia.

What is the Dogtopia Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Dogtopia systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Dogtopiafranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Dogtopia franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 13%. Over the last year we have data for, Dogtopia had a franchise for sale rate of 5%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Dogtopia franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Dogtopia. More info in the Dogtopia metrics tab.

What is the Dogtopia Franchise Failure Rate?

Dogtopia franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Dogtopia failure rate over the past 3 years is 3%. Over the last year we have data for, Dogtopia had a franchise failure rate of 0%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Dogtopia franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Dogtopia. More info in the Dogtopia metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Dogtopia franchise?

Visit the Dogtopia metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Dogtopia

$1,016,497

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Dogtopia

7%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Dogtopia

$44,798

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

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General

Industry

Retail Products and Services

Category

Pet Care

SBA Identifier

S0512

Year of Founding

2005

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

7%

Franchise Fee

$40,095-$49,500

Investment Range

$543K-$1.49M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

136

U.S. Franchised Units

131

U.S. Corporate Units

5

Headquarters (City)

Phoenix

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

No

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

2005

Issuance of FDD Data

05/25/2021

Detailed Franchise metrics for Dogtopia

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Dogtopia below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Dogtopia

31%

167%

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Dogtopia

8%

13%

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Dogtopia

0%

3%

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Business details

Company Name

shelly.mills@dogtopia.com

Business email

**********@******.com

Mailing address

6245 North 24th Parkway, Suite 210

State headquarters

Arizona

Owner Name

Dogtopia

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Phoenix

Zip code

85016
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