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The Camp Bow Wow Startup Costs

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The startup investment for a Camp Bow Wow franchise is all-inclusive and ranged from $928,000 to $1,658,000 in 2021*. Startup costs depend on a variety of factors including the size of your facility, construction costs, and your local market. More information on these costs is provided in Item 7 of our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document. Your costs may vary depending on a number of factors.

The following chart is for leased locations and is from our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document:

  • Type of Expenditure
  • Low Amount
  • High Amount
  • Initial Franchise Fee
  • $30,000
  • $50,000
  • Travel Costs for All Initial Training
  • $0
  • $8,000 per person
  • Leasehold Improvements
  • $573,000
  • $969,000
  • Equipment, Supplies and Opening Inventory
  • $50,000
  • $75,000
  • Dog Cabins and Interior Fencing
  • $40,000
  • $150,000
  • Signage
  • $5,000
  • $10,000
  • Webcam System
  • $8,000
  • $20,000
  • Camp Payroll
  • $8,000
  • $24,000
  • Rent and Utilities
  • $5,000
  • $50,000
  • Plans and Permits
  • $19,000
  • $52,000
  • Professional Services
  • $13,000
  • $50,000
  • Camp Launch Advertising
  • $25,000
  • $25,000
  • Financing Fees
  • $2,000
  • $25,000
  • Additional Funds for First 12 months of Operations
  • $150,000
  • $150,000
  • Total
  • $928,000
  • $1,658,500

Our Franchise Disclosure Document discusses these figures in greater detail. Once you’ve spoken with our Camp Bow Wow team about joining the brand and it looks like we’re likely to be a good fit for each other, we’ll send you a copy of the FDD. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about the FDD and other investment information.

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