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Camp Bow Wow Franchise FAQ

Camp Bow Wow Franchise FAQ

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:

Q: How and when did Camp Bow Wow begin?

The first Camp was set up in Denver by our founder, Heidi Ganahl. She began conceptualizing the idea for a loving, safe, day care and boarding facility for her two dogs with her late husband Bion, in 1994. However, it wasn’t until 2000, after Bion had tragically passed away, that she decided it was time to make her doggy dreams a reality. (Check out a full timeline of Camp Bow Wow history here.)

Q: What makes Camp Bow Wow unique?

Simply put, we set out to disrupt the traditional kennel model — and we succeeded. At Camp Bow Wow, pet parents don’t have to worry about their dog being left alone and unloved in a cage while they’re at work or on a business trip. We pride ourselves on being the ultimate place Where a Dog Can Be a Dog.®, offering plenty of indoor and outdoor play areas for pups to chase tails and frolic with new friends.

Q: How many Camps are there and where?

Camp Bow Wow is the largest doggy day care and overnight boarding franchise in North America, with Camps set up in over 130 locations and counting.

Q: What makes a good Camp site?

Are there pet parents in the area in need of doggy day care and boarding services? Check! Next up, finding an industrial or retail area with about 4,000 to 7,000 square feet available for plenty of play space. It’s also important to consider several additional factors, including existing competitors in the area.

Q: How much can I expect to earn as a franchise owner?

According to our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for 2016, the latest year for which figures are available for Camps open more than 36 months, our top 25% highest-earning franchises generated an average of $1,075,667 in annual gross revenue, and the average for all locations was $756,551.* The average annual owner’s discretionary income was $212,527 for the top 25%, and $137,249 for all Camps open more than 36 months.**

Studies have shown that more and more people are treating their dogs the same way they treat their children. For this reason, they’re more concerned with the quality of pet care than ever before, and want to take their pets to the most trusted name they know… cue Camp Bow Wow!

All that said, there’s only one question left to consider: how can I mark my territory and get started? Well, we’re glad you asked! To receive your complimentary executive summary and learn more about franchise opportunities, fill out the form below or call us at 877-700-2275. We’re looking forward to having you join the Camp Bow Wow Pack!

*Figures represent averages for the 97 revenue-reporting franchises open and operating for more than 36 months during the 12-month period ending on December 31, 2015. Of all 97 franchises, 48 (49%) exceeded the average of $756,551. Of the 27 Franchises representing the top 25%, 11 (41%) exceeded the average of $1,075,667. Of the 27 Franchises representing the bottom 25%, 16 (59%) exceeded the average of $437,405. The financial performance representation contained in Item 19 of our 2016 Franchise Disclosure Document also includes: (1) annual average gross ticket, (2) selected expenses for expense-reporting franchises; and (3) system-wide gross revenue.

**Figures represent averages for the 97 revenue-reporting franchises open and operating for more than 36 months during the 12-month period ending December 31, 2015. Of all 97 franchises, 55 (57%) exceeded the average of $137,249. Of the 27 franchises representing the top 25%, 14 (52%) exceeded the average of $212,527. Of the 27 franchises representing the bottom 25%, 15 (59%) exceeded the average of $46,274. The financial performance representation contained in Item 19 of our 2016 Franchise Disclosure Document also includes: (1) annual unit-level gross revenue, (2) annual average gross ticket, and (3) system-wide gross revenue.

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