How Camp Bow Wow’s Model for Doggy Day Care and Boarding Creates Long-Lasting Sustainability

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Camp Bow Wow is a renowned dog day care and boarding franchise that is committed to providing the best possible care for dogs. Our model for dog day care and dog boarding is designed to create long-lasting sustainability, with a large focus on real estate, build-outs, quality materials, and safety.

What is Included When Investing in a Camp Bow Wow Location?

The franchise fee is the fee that includes the franchise’s support to get your Camp up and running. This support includes but is not limited to:

  • Securing the available territory of your choice for your development
  • Site selection process
  • Construction and equipment process
  • Marketing support for opening and beyond
  • Operations support and training

Camp Bow Wow Real Estate Assistance

Camp Bow Wow provides valuable real estate assistance to Camp owners in a multitude of ways. We conduct thorough zoning research to identify the optimal area in each territory to establish their facilities. This strategic approach aims to ensure the Camps are located in an area that maximizes both their operational potential and profit margins.

Additionally, Camp owners benefit from Camp Bow Wow's extensive network of preferred brokers, who specialize in securing properties that meet the precise requirements and preferences of Camp Bow Wow. Working closely with these brokers, Camp owners can confidently find suitable locations for their Camps.

Camp Bow Wow also offers a dedicated legal team that reviews all lease or purchase agreements before signing. This essential service guarantees that Camp owners have professional guidance and support throughout the negotiation process, ensuring transparency and protection of their interests.

Overall, Camp Bow Wow's real estate assistance enables Camp owners to navigate the complexities of property acquisition with confidence and expertise. We have many territories still available in the United States, please review our available territories map. Feel free to contact our Franchise Development Team to learn more!

Camp Bow Wow’s Build-Out Approach

Camp Bow Wow facilities are built to last. We use high-quality materials and construction techniques to ensure facilities are safe and comfortable. Camp Bow Wow invests in features such as climate control and air quality control to ensure that dogs are always comfortable. Also, the territory research performed allows for an optimal build out, accounting for the ideal day care-to-boarding ratio of Campers.

Quality Materials Used at Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow maintains a strong commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for dogs, and this is reflected in the quality of materials used throughout our facilities. One key aspect is our solid wall fencing and Cabins, which are specifically designed to reduce the risks of injury for the dogs. This ensures Campers can play and rest in a secure and protected area.

Furthermore, Camp Bow Wow prioritizes the well-being of dogs during overnight boarding by offering climate-controlled facilities. These facilities are equipped with efficient HVAC systems that maintain a comfortable temperature year-round, regardless of the outside weather conditions. This attention to climate control ensures that dogs enjoy a consistent and pleasant environment, promoting their health and overall well-being.

To ensure the highest level of safety and quality, Camp Bow Wow thoroughly tests all play yard equipment in our corporate Camps before approving their use in franchised Camps. This rigorous testing process guarantees that all play yard equipment meets the highest standards of durability and safety before being introduced into any Camp. By maintaining this quality control measure, Camp Bow Wow ensures a consistent and safe play environment for all Campers, regardless of the location.

Camp Bow Wow relies on tried and trusted suppliers for flooring and HVAC systems. These suppliers are carefully selected based on their track record of providing durable and reliable materials and services. As a result, Camp owners can trust that their facilities will be equipped with top-notch flooring that can withstand the wear and tear from active dogs as well as HVAC systems that are built to last.

Safety at Camp Bow Wow

Safety is Camp Bow Wow's top priority. The company has a number of safety measures in place to protect dogs, including:

  • Live webcams
  • Security systems
  • Trained and experienced staff
  • Rigorous cleaning protocols
  • Health and safety standards

Multiple Revenue Streams at Camp Bow Wow

Boarding tends to be our bread and butter, but in some markets, the Day Camp side of the business is dominant. Having multiple revenue streams is one of the many reasons our Camp owners experience strong unit-level results.

  • Dog Boarding
  • Dog Day Care
  • Dog Grooming
  • Enrichment
  • Dog Training

Additional Benefits of Camp Bow Wow's Sustainable Business Model

Camp Bow Wow's sustainable business model also has a number of other benefits, including:

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction
  • Increased brand reputation

Camp Bow Wow's commitment to real estate, build-outs, quality materials, safety, and multiple revenue streams has created a business model designed to last. The upfront investment in these areas helps to ensure that facilities are well-constructed, durable, and safe for dogs.

Our financial results speak for themselves! According to our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for 2023:

  • Our top 25% highest-earning franchises generated an average of $1,484,082* in 2022
  • The average for all revenue-reporting locations was $1,019,199* in 2022
  • Our top 25% of Camps achieved an incredible 21% of owner's discretionary income in 2022**
  • Experienced 21%*** average annual revenue growth from 2021-2022, which is ten times the growth rate of the economy (2%) and seven times the growth rate of the boarding and grooming industry (3%) ****.

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* Figure represents the average annual gross revenue for the 189 revenue-reporting franchises open and operating for more than 12 months during the 12-month period ending December 31, 2022. Of all 189 franchises, 88 (47%) exceeded the average of $1,019,199 and 94 (50%) exceeded the median of $990,515. Of the 47 camps representing the top 25%, 16 (34%) exceeded the average of $1,484,082 and 23 (49%) exceeded the median of $1,369,397. Of the 47 camps representing the bottom 25%, 26 (55%) exceeded the average of $627,282 and 23 (49%) exceeded the median of $657,158. The financial performance representations contained in Item 19 of our 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document also include: (1) select expenses for expense-reporting franchises; and (2) system-wide gross revenue.

**Figure represents the average annual owner’s discretionary income of the top 25% of expense-reporting franchises open and operating for more than 12 months during the 12-month period ending December 31, 2022. Of all 47 franchises representing the top 25%, 17 (36%) exceeded the average of 21% and 23 (49%) exceeded the median of 20%. Of all 47 franchises representing the bottom 25%, 20 (43%) exceeded the average of 19% and 23 (49%) exceeded the median of 15%. The financial performance representations contained in Item 19 of our 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document also include: (1) annual gross revenue for revenue-reporting franchises; and (2) system-wide gross revenue.

***Figure represents the aggregate increase in annual gross revenue for all locations that were open and operating for any length of time during 2021 and 2022. The financial performance representation contained in Item 19 of our 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document also includes: (1) annual unit-level gross revenue; and (2) select expenses for expense reporting franchises. Figure includes franchisor-owned locations.

****IBIS Pet Grooming & Boarding in the US 2018-2023