Dogtopia Announces New Franchise Deals with Orangetheory Fitness®, Dunkin’®, Jersey Mike’s Subs®, and Sport Clips® Franchisees
Leading Franchisees Continue to Diversify Their Portfolios with World’s Leading and Largest Pet Services Franchise
February 23, 2023 // Franchising.com // Phoenix, Ariz.- Dogtopia, the leading and largest dog daycare and wellness franchise, announced today the signing of several new franchise agreements with seasoned franchisees from Dunkin’, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Orangetheory Fitness and Sport Clips, which will expand the pet franchise in the Pennsylvania, Florida and California regions. Over the past few years, the Dogtopia franchise system has experienced an influx of experienced operators looking to diversify their portfolios, coming from industries such as hospitality, childcare, restaurants and fitness, among others.
“We are thrilled that Dogtopia continues to be the brand of choice for experienced multi-unit franchisees looking to diversify their current holdings,” Dogtopia President and CEO Neil Gill said. “There is no other sector that is poised for such explosive growth than the pet industry. Dogtopia is not only the largest dog daycare in the world, it is the premier choice in the pet services category with proven scalability, well-defined systems, tools, processes and clear differentiation.”
Behind the Pennsylvania development is Al and AJ Rodriguez, who purchased rights to Pittsburgh, and plan to develop the remaining territories in the market. Al and his son AJ are experienced multi-unit franchisees with Sport Clips, operating 34 units with more in development.
“Al and I both have two dogs and have had dogs in our homes all our life. We were initially introduced to Dogtopia as a customer, as I take my puppy to Dogtopia nearby my home and loved the concept. We are multi-unit franchisees and business owners in other brands and have been looking to diversify for a while but couldn’t quite find the right concept until Dogtopia,” said AJ Rodriguez. “Dogtopia reminds us of Sport Clips in a lot of ways, and we are excited to be a part of what we feel will be explosive growth in the coming years. We’re very much excited to join the Dogtopia family.”
Also joining the Dogtopia family are Danny and Trinette Rosales, who will bring three new locations to Palm Coast, FL, an area south of Jacksonville. Danny recently opened his 16th Jersey Mike’s franchise, and has 19 more in development. Additionally, he also owns two Orangetheory Fitness franchises.
“With Palm Coast being one of the newest cities in the U.S., my wife and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring multiple Dogtopia locations to the community,” said Danny Rosales. “We are avid dog lovers and saw a rare opportunity to open a business we were passionate about and that is community-driven. Dogtopia stood out from other pet service brands because of their focus on daycare, unparalleled support with 70 team members, franchise-experienced leadership and the highest health and safety protocols in the industry. We didn’t find any other brand that compared.”
Finally, Omair Nasim will develop six new Dogtopia locations in Sacramento, CA. Nasim is an experienced multi-unit franchisee operating eight Dunkin’ Donuts locations since 2012, with many more units in development.
“Being born and raised in the Sacramento area, I am excited to join the Dogtopia family and bring its offerings to this community,” said Nasim. “Dogtopia represents the highest level of care and service, both of which are keystones to my business philosophy. I look forward to working with the experienced and talented team at Dogtopia to make our collective vision a reality.”
With more than 220 open locations across North America, Dogtopia is the nation’s fastest growing and largest dog daycare brand in the booming pet services industry, ranked at #51 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500 list and #325 on Franchise Times’ Top 500 Franchises list. The ultimate destination for improving the physical and mental well-being of dogs and pet parents, Dogtopia helps our furry friends live long, healthy, and happy lives with services that address canine wellness in a holistic manner. At Dogtopia, dogs enjoy an open-play environment where dogs are separated by both size and temperament, comfortable rubberized flooring to ease joints and paws, spa, and overnight stay services. Dogtopia’s offerings are all-inclusive with top-quality meals prepared according to each pet parent’s request, 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.
The Dogtopia franchise family is composed of both single-unit and multi-unit operators, including husband and wife teams, father and daughter/son duos, siblings, and many experienced multi-unit franchisees. For more information about Dogtopia in general or the franchise opportunity, visit www.dogtopia.com.
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