Many adventurous entrepreneurs know that owning their own business is the way they want their careers to go, but a surprising number haven’t settled on what form that business will take. They may be looking for a lucrative industry, fits their lifestyle, or really piques their passion.
Owning a dog daycare franchise can spark all three! With bark! bark!, potential franchisees get the perks of the pack in a business model that’s stood the test of time. Here are 5 reasons to consider owning a bark! bark! dog day care franchise.
For people who love dogs, working with them for a living could be considered living the dream. Believe it or not, science backs this theory up.
Many of these benefits assume the person is the owner of the pet, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Working with dogs every day in a dog daycare franchise can impart many of these same benefits.
Vivian Dominguez began bark!bark! as a dog walking business in the late 1990s in Southern California when her neighborhood dogs needed socialization, and their owners needed someone to walk them. Vivian got to indulge in her love of dogs, the dogs got to play, and the owners had help. Everybody won.
It was a unique time in California, right when the dotcom bubble had burst and the next few years would see only the strongest businesses survive. bark!bark! didn’t just survive. It thrived.
By 2009, the dog walking business had grown beyond simply walking services into a full-fledged dog daycare and Vivian teamed up with co-founder Danielle Portillo to open the first bark!bark! location in Long Beach, California.
This was yet another unique time—the 2008 housing market had crashed, and people across the country felt the pinch of The Great Recession.
bark!bark! and its customers didn’t seem to notice, continuing to grow fast enough that 2 years after the opening of the Long Beach location, Vivian and Danielle opened their second daycare in Signal Hill.
How does a dog daycare franchise grow so well amid two recessions the media had dubbed “once in a lifetime” events?
A well-considered business model that:
With such care and consideration for our customer's needs and the pups we provide for, it’s no wonder our dog daycare business not only survived two major recessions, but grew during them.
People love to indulge their pets, from the best foods, the most engaging toys, the most comforting pet beds and even pet clothing. In fact, if most dog owners could, they’d take their pups to work with them.
Since they can’t, dog daycare is becoming more popular than ever. More than 19 million dogs attend daycares around the US each month.
The dog daycare industry by itself is responsible for around $4.5 billion in revenue, while the overall pet care industry brings in a whopping $123.6 billion.
The pet daycare market is expected to grow by $8.6 billion through 2026, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.34%.
This growth can be credited to a change in how dog daycare franchises conduct business, many of them going to a style where the dogs are not kept locked in cages but are supervised 24/7, given comfy pet beds and bedding, and are stimulated with human interaction and cuddles, much like the slumber-party style at bark!bark!
Spots at our bark!bark! dog daycare franchise are in high demand, and we want to keep giving our customers uncompromising care for pups who wiggle through our doors. That means we’re seeking interested entrepreneurs who love pups as much as we do to become owners and operators of their own bark!bark! dog daycare franchise business.
It’s not just our pups we take good care of; we also provide our franchisees with unparalleled support so they can continue to achieve the heights of our bark bark brand’s standards for their pups and families.
When qualified potential franchisees become part of our pack, they receive:
Between the benefits of becoming a bark!bark! dog daycare franchise owner, the perks of working with pups, and the joy of owning your own business, there are few things as rewarding as running a dog daycare business.
Download our industry outlook to learn how you can get started on your journey to owning a bark!bark! dog day care franchise today!