bark! bark! faq
With any investment, you’re bound to have questions.
Here are the answers to many of the most common ones we receive about franchising with bark! bark!
do you allow passive ownership?
There are many benefits to becoming a bark! bark! franchisee, and one of these is the relationships that build with customers over time. These relationships can only happen when franchisees are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the bark! bark! business. Passive ownership is not recommended because these relationships are at the heart of our franchise model.
bark! bark! is a fresh, innovative brand with years of experience and industry knowledge to back us up. We have spent significant time perfecting our craft. Now, it’s time to share our expertise, expanding into new markets, and sharing our love of pups. Join us to bring bark! bark! into your neighborhood!
what are the initial franchise fees and royalty fees?
We are committed to helping our franchisees flourish, which we can do more of with the capital to do so. The initial franchise fee is $40,000. The bark! bark! royalty fee is 6% of monthly sales. Additional incentives for veterans may apply.
what does it cost to open a bark! bark! franchise?
The cost to open a bark! bark! franchise location ranges between $510,200 and $723,608. This estimate includes construction, equipment, inventory, signage, pre-opening expenses, etc. These costs may vary based on the location and size of the franchise. More detailed information can be found in the franchise disclosure document (FDD).
is pet industry experience a requirement?
Pet industry experience is not required of our franchisees. We’ve developed a franchise model intended to empower people and give them all they need to flourish in their bark! bark! franchise. What’s most important to us is providing our franchisees with the tools and support that will enable everyone to thrive. The only thing we ask for is you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for pups at the heart of your commitment to bark! bark!
what type of training and support do you offer?
At bark! bark!, we want our franchisees to have everything they need to meet and exceed their franchise business goals. So we provide hands-on training and ongoing support for our franchise owners at each step in the bark! bark! ownership journey. This includes 5 days of on-site learning at our Long Beach, CA headquarters, pre-opening assistance in preparation for your grand opening, and ongoing assistance. We also offer advice on real estate questions, comprehensive marketing strategies to make it easy to get the word out, and growth strategies so everyone knows that cool dogs are coming to your community.
how soon can I expect my bark! bark! franchise to open?
You’re about to em-bark! on a journey that will change your life! We know you’re excited, and we are, too. It can be difficult to take the time, but based on our experience, the process that works best takes between 7 and 12 months. Once you’re open for business, the bark! bark! franchise model is designed to work quickly and the metrics are measurable. Trust in the process and in us, and you’ll see it for yourself.
what are bark! bark! facilities like?
The bark! bark! philosophy is simple: keep dogs happy and their messes to a minimum. With the right-sized facilities, proper flooring, and a safe environment, we can achieve this and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. Any visiting pup will feel comfortable in such an environment, and won’t be overwhelmed or stressed during their stay.
We believe in real-life socialization, separating dogs by temperament rather than size. Our socialization strategy allows pups of different sizes to get along, fostering a more confident pup both inside and outside of bark! bark!. Most customers prefer our slumber party-style hotel environment (cage-free), though we also offer private suites for pups who need more privacy, haven’t yet taken our temperament test, or have not been fixed.
I’m interested; what are the next steps?
We’d love to hear from you! Fill out the form on this page, and one of our franchise development team members will be in touch shortly. In the meantime, feel free to download our industry outlook to learn more about bark! bark!, the dog daycare and pet hotel and resort industry as a whole, and what an investment in the bark! bark! franchise can lead to for you.