Dogtopia Checks-In with Impressive Mid-Year Growth Marks

Leading Dog Daycare Closes Out First Quarter with 40 Signed
Agreements; Shares Franchise Expansion Strategy at International
Franchise Expo June 16-18 in NYC

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#dogdaycare–The booming U.S. pet care industry has positioned Dogtopia for robust
franchise growth and expansion. Signing 40 franchise agreements in Q1 of
2016 alone, the leading dog daycare, boarding, training and spa
facilitates is on track to award more than 100 stores this year.

Most notably, Dogtopia recently sold all territories in the brand’s home
state of Arizona by inking a 12-unit area developer deal with local
experienced entrepreneurs Joe and Kelly Sacari. Outside of the U.S.,
Dogtopia also signed a six-unit deal in Edmonton, Canada and is working
on several international deals outside of North America as well. To
augment the company’s aggressive growth plans and to further develop its
presence domestically and internationally, Dogtopia will be exhibiting
at the 2016 International Franchise Expo (IFE).

Held June 16-18 at The Javits Center in New York City, the IFE is the
largest franchise expo of its kind, showcasing more than 450 franchise
opportunities. At the expo, company executives will be at Booth # 1,027
to meet with potential franchise candidates to discuss the brand’s
recent acquisition, reimaging, long-term vision and franchise
opportunities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with
Dogtopia representatives to discuss the franchise buying process and
learn more about the company’s proven business model with multiple
revenue channels. The company is actively seeking both individuals and
multi-unit franchise partners with proven business experience looking
for a fun and flexible lifestyle.

“Since we began reinventing our brand last June, we have experienced
exponential growth and positive feedback from our franchisees and pet
parents alike,” stated Alex Samios, VP Franchise Development for
Dogtopia. “Our numbers speak for themselves – the brand’s total comp
sales have increased by 18 percent from last year and is on track to
surpass that this year. We’re eager to exhibit at IFE to meet with
prospective franchisees interested in participating in our aggressive
growth.”

Beyond the recent signed franchise agreements, Dogtopia’s plans for
expansion include: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston,
Los Angeles, New York City, San Antonio, San Francisco and Seattle.
Franchisees can expect an average investment of $500,000 with the
flexibility to open in smaller footprints and urban areas, as well as
non-traditional locations.

About Dogtopia

Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is one of the nation’s leading dog daycare,
boarding, training and spa facilities 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 continues to expand through
franchising with successful entrepreneurs. For more information on
Dogtopia, visit www.Dogtopia.com
or www.Dogtopia.com/success.

Contacts

Fishman Public Relations
Toni Lewin, (847) 945-1300
tlewin@fishmanpr.com