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Camp Bow Wow Franchising FAQ's

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! See below for some of the answers to the frequently asked questions we’ve received from current and prospective franchisees:

How many locations do you have?

We currently have over 160 open locations in the United States and one in Canada

Where Can I Build a Camp?

We have many territories still available across the United States. Please contact our Franchise
Development Team to learn more!

Do you offer development opportunities outside of the United States?

We look to expand internationally in the near future. Please contact our Franchise Development
Team to discuss any international opportunities.


How Much Does It Cost to Get Started?

The startup investment for a Camp Bow Wow franchise is all inclusive and ranged from $751,000 to $1,458,500 in 2018. Startup costs depend on a variety of factors including the size of your facility, construction costs and your local market and may be lower or higher than the range from 2018 shared above.* The typical owner will invest $200,000-$250,000, which includes their franchise fee, and can finance the rest through the SBA or other financing options that we can provide through our preferred lender network.

What does the franchise fee cover?

The franchise fee is the fee for joining our franchise community and includes:

  • Securing the available territory of your choice for your development
  • The franchise’s support to get your camp up and running, including, but not limited to:
  • Site selection process
  • Construction and equipment process
  • Marketing support for grand opening and after opening
  • Operations support and training

Do you offer special discounts for Veterans?

Yes! We offer a discount off our initial franchise fee for Veterans of the U.S. armed services branches and qualify under the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. Additionally, we also offer a discount off the initial franchise fee to First Responders, Firefighters, Paramedics, and Law Enforcement Officers.

What Experience do I Need?

No previous business experience is necessary to become a CBW Franchise Owner. However, an
aptitude for following processes and procedures, great customer service skills, and a passion for
dogs are all great assets that will help to fuel your success in this business.


How Much Money Can I Make?

The top 25% of mature Camps (defined as open over 12 months) reported earning a healthy $268,195, or 21% of sales.**


Can I own more than one unit?

Yes! Many Camp Bow Wow franchise owners have more than one Camp. In fact, 32% of Camp Bow Wow franchises are owned by multi-unit owners!


What Services are Offered by Camp Bow Wow?

Our core services offered at all Camp Bow Wows are Day Care, Overnight Boarding, and Basic Grooming. Full Service Grooming and Dog Training services are offered on a location-by-location basis.


How Do I Get Started?

Please complete the form below and someone from our Franchise Development team will reach out to provide more information about becoming a Camp Bow Wow franchise owners and answer all of your questions.

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