October 04, 2016 // Franchising.com // PHOENIX - Dogtopia ended a robust Q3 with 18.6 percent YTD comparable sales growth and seven new franchised agreements signed. As the largest provider of dog daycare in the United States, Dogtopia expects to open 55 locations next year and is on track to have approximately 100 locations operating by December 2017 while penetrating several new major markets.
“2016 has been a year of incredible milestones for us,” stated Neil Gill, CEO of Dogtopia. “We’re humbled by the acknowledgement we’re receiving for our dedication to the success of the brand, while providing pet parents a safe place to leave their beloved furry children. This recognition is a direct result of our Dogtopians (our franchisees, store teams and support office) working together to exceed the expectations of our two customers, the dog and the pet parent. We look forward to continue growing the brand and pioneering the dog daycare sector. To see same store sales increase by nearly 30 percent over the last two years is a phenomenal result,” said Gill.
New franchise locations will be opening across several key states in 2017 including Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Texas as well as an additional company-owned store in Virginia.
“2016 continues to validate Dogtopia’s positioning as the leading dog daycare franchise,” stated Alex Samios, VP of Franchise Development for Dogtopia. “We’re excited about the attention and newly sustained growth the brand is experiencing. There is simply no other pet service franchise with the performance, experience, reputation, leadership, support and systems. Our franchise family continues to win market share and dominate in every market we operate in. With open territories across the entire Western region, we’re eager to find experienced new franchisees to expand our brand.”
The company will be sharing details on its franchise opportunities at Franchise Expo West October 6-8, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The largest franchise expo in the western United States, Franchise Expo West connects thousands of qualified entrepreneurs and potential franchisees with growing brands. At the expo, Samios will be at booth No. 917 to meet with prospective franchise candidates and discuss the company’s proven business model and track record.
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 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 3,500–10,000 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 44 locations across North America, the brand is now the largest provider of dog daycare in the United States and will continue expansion by franchising with successful entrepreneurs. For more information on Dogtopia, visit www.Dogtopia.com or www.Dogtopia.com/success.
Fishman Public Relations