North America’s leading and fastest-growing dog daycare, boarding, and dog spa franchise has set sights on western Canada for its upcoming expansion plans.
With units in Canada and the U.S., the award-winning company has announced plans to open several new locations through franchise partnerships and strategic development by the end of 2021. After experiencing steady growth within Ontario, including the recent openings of locations in Mississauga, Kitchener, and Barrie, the company’s newest locations are set to open in Don Valley in September and Regina shortly thereafter.
Dogtopia will be focusing its next phase of expansion in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. The company plans to open approximately 43 locations across Canada resulting in the creation of approximately 1,000 jobs.
Dogtopia’s Canadian development is led by president and CEO Kim Hamm, a Canadian native who has worked within different leadership roles at the company since 2015.
With a reputation for providing outstanding care in state-of-the-art facilities, Dogtopia’s franchise model has proven successful even in the current market. It was also named number one in the pet care sector by Entrepreneur in its Franchise 500 ranking.
“Throughout Canada, we have seen extreme growth in people welcoming puppies or rescue dogs into their homes and it is no surprise. During these challenging times, when many of us are spending time at home, dogs offer unconditional joy, love, and support,” says Hamm. “We have also seen an increased interest by entrepreneurial Canadians looking for new opportunities, with franchising and our business model providing a solution that is stable despite a volatile COVID-19 reality. Deemed an essential service in many provinces, we feel extremely fortunate to see so many of our locations across the country grow during this time.”
Franchisees experience ‘the Dogtopia difference’ which includes industry-leading brand awareness, multiple complementary revenue streams, proprietary technology, support from the seasoned franchise leadership team, a four-week initial training program, turn-key real estate, and construction services, cutting-edge technology platforms, and a strong financial model and ROI. Dogtopia is seeing rare opportunities to access both funding and real estate with the chanceto open a dog daycare in as little as six months.