PHOENIX, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Building off the strong growth trajectory of the U.S. pet industry, Dogtopia, the nation's fastest-growing dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, has ended a robust Q3 with 25 percent YTD comparable same store sales growth and 37 new units signed. These new centers are a result of Dogtopia's impressive nationwide expansion strategy that has boasted growth to more than 400 units by 2021. Recent franchise agreements will debut Dogtopia into new states such as Rhode Island, Ohio, Utah and South Carolina, with a large 12-unit development deal coming to Florida.
Steve Torres, the new Tampa-based franchisee comes with extensive business experience and states "We are excited to be joining the Dogtopia family in their continuous commitment to building the leading dog daycare franchise. We had several investment options in the pet services space, but the impressive team at Dogtopia along with their relentless commitment to safety, customer experience and transparency, growth and technology enablement made this an easy choice for us."
Dogtopia's growth has been recognized by Franchise Times magazine's newly released annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States. Determined by an analysis of global system-wide sales and units, Dogtopia landed its spot at No. 466 based on the previous year's performance. The recognition of the brand's growth and success has been primarily fueled by Dogtopia's advances while entering new markets and opening stores at record pace.
"The third quarter was a record quarter for us on multiple levels," states Alex Samios, vice president of franchise development. "We offer the best-in-class pet franchise and are thrilled to see our hard work pay off as our momentum continues to grow. We are already on pace to exceed Q3 new franchise sales in the fourth quarter."
Dogtopia dogs enjoy an open-play environment with protective rubber flooring to ease joints while promoting safe 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. Dogtopia's webcams also provide pet parents with peace of mind and the ability to check in on their pups when they are away.
As the nation's fastest-growing brand in the pet industry, Dogtopia's unparalleled support and sophisticated business model provides multiple revenue channels for daycare, boarding and spa services wrapped around a flexible and fun lifestyle. With the demand for superior pet services playing a major role in the $70 billion pet industry, Dogtopia is actively seeking qualified franchise candidates to capitalize on the booming market, while fostering positive relationships built on trust and transparency in their local communities.
For more information on Dogtopia's 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 quality of care, safety and transparency in the market. With an emphasis on education, exercise and 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. With more than 80 locations across North America, the brand is now the largest provider of specialty daycare in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.dogtopia.com.
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