What to Expect When Setting Up Camp

Camp Bow Wow Lobby

You’ve done it! You’ve filled out an information request form online and are on your way to becoming the next successful franchise owner of a Camp Bow Wow in your area. As you anxiously anticipate the arrival of your free executive summary and a phone call from our leadership team, you may be asking yourself, what’s next? Luckily, we’re here to answer that for you!

As you start preparing your finances and making room in your life for plenty of new furry friends and their families, here’s what you should expect to do:

Plan a realistic budget for your business.

All the financial details and startup costs will be covered in the Franchise Disclosure Document you receive. That being said, take some time to carve out specific budgets beforehand. That way, you’ll know what you have to work with as far as real estate, marketing, hiring and equipment go. (Don’t worry, we’ll help make sure everything’s accounted for!)

Begin hunting for the perfect dream team.

We bet you wish you could spend all day, every day with your Campers, but the reality of being an owner is that there’s just not enough time in the day. For that reason, you’ll need to have a reliable staff on board from the moment those doors open. Start recruiting now! That way, you’ll have your pick of the litter when the time to hire Camp Counselors and management staff comes around.

Start networking and spreading the word.

Once you’ve got your location selected and are fully on board to begin building your Camp from the ground up, it’s time to get your community excited as well. Turn to current and potential business partners, local news outlets and small businesses in your area to help you spread the word. Attend networking events and fairs in the area, plan fun events leading up to opening day, and make sure you’ve got a great grand opening party arranged as well.

Camp Bow Wow is the largest doggy day care and boarding franchise in the U.S., and our 130-plus unit franchise system can prove it! So, if you’re looking to team up with a promising Pack, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got plenty of unclaimed territories left nationwide with your name on them.

For more information about our available markets, fill out the form below to receive your complimentary executive summary, or give us a call at (870) 600-2713.