Frequently Asked Questions

What are the startup costs and what do they include?

Currently, the range of investment is from $288,100 to $476,500 which includes the $40,000 initial franchise fee. The rest of the estimated costs include expenses to launch your petbar boutique, third-party professional advisory fees, insurance and three months of working capital.

How long does it take to open?

This depends on how quickly you find a lease location for your boutique. You do not need to build a ground-up boutique, but lease space in a variety of storefront or free-standing spaces available in your market. We help owners evaluate real estate, with step-by-step guidance to help fit out your petbar boutique. Once you sign your lease, you should be able to open in as few as four to six months.

How big is the typical boutique?

Between 1,800 and 3,000 in FDD square feet with adequate parking and drive-by traffic. We have specific site criteria that will help you evaluate real estate that would be a good fit for your petbar location.

Who is the ideal petbar franchisee?

The ideal franchisee will have the following characteristics:

  • a background in management/business experience (helpful, but not required)
  • a skill set that includes sales, management of personnel, training, marketing, and customer service
  • must love dogs and LOVE the business of dogs

Do I have to be an owner operator?

We want our owners to be involved. Some will hire a general manager to oversee day-to-day operations. Owners can manage marketing and development and consider owning more than one boutique.

How much will the business make in a year?

Only you can truly answer that question, but we will give you some more detailed information to help you make an assessment. Pre-qualified candidates will receive our Financial Performance Representation, called an Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document which highlights affiliate performance and history.

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