Dogtopia Inks Development Deals for 14 Seattle Locations
Dogtopia, a dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, has signed two multi-unit franchise agreements to open 14 locations in Seattle, bringing more than 300 jobs to the area. The new centers are part of Dogtopia's robust growth plans to reach more than 400 units by 2021. The first Seattle location is expected to open down the street from the Microsoft campus by year-end.
A 12-unit deal in Seattle was signed by entrepreneur and international investment banker, Yarden Silber. With a background in global business development, Silber has built his portfolio to include prominent positions in hi-tech start-up companies. As a graduate from Harvard University, Tel-Aviv University and the first Israeli to graduate with an Executive MBA from China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, Silber joins Dogtopia with a proven track record of growing businesses and plans to further develop Dogtopia's presence throughout the region.
"Seattle's dog-loving community paired with its engaged pet parents make this market an ideal expansion hub for Dogtopia," Silber said. "The brand has cemented itself as the leading dog daycare choice, and I look forward to providing local pet parents with peace of mind knowing our teams will take every measure possible to guarantee their dog's comfort and safety, while meeting all of their needs."
In addition, Dogtopia signed another franchise agreement for two units with Michel and Allison Rau, long-time customers at Dogtopia in Virginia who recently relocated back to Seattle.
Offering personalized care for pups in a fun, safe and comfortable environment, Dogtopia offers safe socialization, exercise and education, according to company officials. To foster complete transparency, pet owners are walked through a detailed facility tour while their pets are evaluated for Dogtopia's open-play environment. Dogtopia employs webcam technology in each room to allow pet owners to check on their pups from anywhere.
"We expect the 12-unit deal to act as a catalyst for larger multi-unit franchise deals across the US and Canada, inspiring savvy entrepreneurs and experienced franchisees to join the nation's leading dog care brand," said Alex Samios, vice president of franchise development at Dogtopia. "With our proven business model and extensive franchise experience, we have been able to build an exceptional support team that provides our franchisees the training and systems to deliver high operational standards that cultivates our brand loyalty and growth strategy."