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Dogstown University

Initial Franchise Fee$37,500
Capital Required $150,000
Number of units 1
Investment Level $200,001 ~ $300,000
Franchising Since2017
Royalty Fee5%

Who We Are:

Dogstown University was founded in 2007 by a mother and son who believed a pet resort with amazing canine care was in demand. Adam comes from a finance background of over 20 years of experience working on Wall Street and Iris has been a caring animal lover and a stay at home mom.

After seeing their business grow to the point of reaching near capacity on holidays, they attempted to buy out their neighbor to gain more space, but he wouldn’t sell. They began looking for other ways to expand their paw print. And that means bringing new members into the Dogstown University family.

With over 12 years to fine tune their model, they have seen what works and they want to share their knowledge and experience with you!

Why the Pet Services Industry?

The pet services industry is growing. 68% of United States homes own a pet. That’s 82 million homes! 57% of the 82 million homes own a dog.

  • In 1994 the pet industry grossed 17 billion dollars.
  • In 2006 the pet industry grossed 38 billion dollars.
  • In 2018 the pet industry grossed 75 billion dollars!

Why a Dogstown University Franchise?

A Dogstown University Franchise allows the opportunity to build a business around a love for animals – and possibly also bring your own pet along to work for the ride! At Dogstown University, our goal is to give pet owners peace of mind while away on vacation or at the office and to give pets a chance to play and socialize in a safe, clean and friendly environment.

If you love dogs, want to make a difference in dog’s lives in your community and have ambition to start your own business-you would benefit from owning a Dogstown University location. There is not a day that goes by when we, at Dogstown University, don’t have a smile on our face because we have a common goal of loving dogs, wanting to better dogs’ lives and the ambition to see our franchise succeed.

We Are Dedicated to the Success of Our Franchisees!

A significant factor in the success of a dog boarding and doggie daycare facility will be cost. Most of the pet franchises will inevitably involve significant costs from expensive royalty fees and costly build out expenses. Dogstown University has created a model that wants to see you succeed! With a relatively moderate initial investment we will help you create and run a premier boarding and daycare facility. We have one of the lowest royalty rates in the industry at 5%.  A happy and successful franchisee is the best representative of the DTU brand.

At DTU we are truly dedicated to the success of our franchisees. For the next two franchise locations we will waive the royalty fees entirely for the first two years and then a discounted rate of 3% royalty fee for the remainder of the contract. This will be the DTU way of truly showing our franchisees we want them to succeed and grow with us.

Benefits of Being a Dogstown University Franchisee

Dogstown University provides our new franchise owners with a very detailed training program to instill complete confidence when your location opens for business. Each new franchise owner will visit our Deerfield Beach, Florida location to be trained in the following:

  • How to manage the lobby, reception desk and software
  • Basic dog training skills
  • Best techniques for keeping your facility clean and safe
  • Dog pack handling skills for doggie daycare
  • Introduction to QuickBooks
  • DTU business model introduction and staffing
  • Website development
  • Marketing and sales training
  • Designing and creating a facility layout
  • Advising on location for store

Contact Us for More Information!

With so much growth in the pet service industry, there is plenty of room for new pet lovers to join us. The DTU family would like potential candidates to have the desire to own their own business and to bring the best pet care possible to your location. The DTU mantra has always been pet safety, facility cleanliness and great customer relations. This is the foundation for building a successful DTU campus.

If you meet the financial investment requirements we will train you to be comfortable with marketing and sales as well as teach you the skill set and confidence necessary to run a successful pet boarding and dog daycare facility. Joining the DTU family will give you the security of knowing you have a support system in place with over ten years of experience in the field to answer all of your questions.

Upon receipt of your request for information, Adam Feingold, one of the owners of Dogstown University, will personally reach out to you to discuss your goals and aspirations. Together we can determine if the DTU family is right for you.


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