PHOENIX, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the end of another impressive year of growth, Dogtopia, the nation's leading dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, enters 2018 positioned for further industry dominance. As U.S. pet industry expenditures top $70 billion, the brand ended the year with 65 operating stores and an additional 110 stores sold and in development.
With strategic plans to break into more major North American markets, the franchise will open 40 new stores in 2018, on pace to reach its 400-unit milestone by 2021.
Momentum has largely been driven by the growing demand for professional pet care services, heightened by Dogtopia's unparalleled franchise support, training and franchise industry expertise.
"The demand for superior dog care services is evident in our impressive 15 percent comparable same-store sales growth last year and will only continue as the awareness of our brand grows," stated Alex Samios, VP of Franchise Development for Dogtopia. "With 15 years of industry leading experience, Dogtopia is primed to capture more market share as we continue to attract sophisticated and passionate franchisees."
The past year brought many accolades for Dogtopia, which included its debut into eight new states and future plans to target urban markets with its smaller model. The company continues to seek franchise candidates looking to tap into the booming success of the pet industry and foster positive relationships of trust in their local communities.
Further validating Dogtopia's significant growth, the franchise was recently named to Entrepreneur Magazine's esteemed Franchise 500® list. Dogtopia ranked at No. 205 as a result of its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth and financial performance along with strong franchisee support. In addition, for the second consecutive year, Dogtopia was honored in the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, based off of rankings tabulated from independent surveys measuring franchisee satisfaction.
Dogtopia dogs enjoy an open-play environment with protective rubber flooring to ease joints while promoting socialization, exercise and education. Dogtopia's fees are all-inclusive with meals prepared according to each pet parent's request at no extra charge or pet parents can bring their own food.
For more information on Dogtopia franchising opportunities, visit www.dogtopia.com/franchising.
Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is an early pioneer and innovator in the pet services industry, offering an experience focused on safety and transparency in the market. With an emphasis on education, exercise, and safe socialization for dogs, pet parents have the assurance of leaving their beloved furry family members in the hands of trained professionals in an environment created with the safety of dogs in mind. Each facility averages between 3,200–7,500 square feet and is specially designed to provide dogs and pet parents with the best experience by reducing odors, noise level, illness, and accidents. With more than 65 locations across North America, the brand is one of the leading providers of specialty daycare and will continue expansion by franchising with successful entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.dogtopia.com or www.dogtopia.com/franchising.
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