Central Bark Looks to Expand Across Florida

The fast-growing doggy day care franchise has recognized unmet demand in Florida as the number of dogs in the sunshine state explodes following pet adoptions during the pandemic.

Central Bark, the doggy day care franchise with nearly 40 locations across the country, is gearing up for major U.S. expansion.  With a current development goal to open 200 U.S. locations in the next 10 years, Central Bark has identified many markets primed for growth across the country, including South Florida, the Central Florida corridor, Northeast Florida, and the Florida Panhandle.

“Central Bark is eager to continue its growth across Florida because we believe the core markets there are filled with potential,” said Bob Crawford, CEO of Central Bark. “Since our inception, we have been ahead of the curve in terms of creating the kinds of spaces that combine our industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest in canine behavior science to provide a healthy and balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and “TLC” to help dogs be healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded members of the family.”

Last year, we saw more than a 30 percent increase in year-over-year system wide sales suggesting that Central Bark franchisees are better-positioned than ever for growth. Now, as the country is finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, Central Bark is particularly well-suited for what today’s dog owners are looking for in a doggy day care – a nurturing, well-structured small group play environment where plenty of one-on-one attention is provided along with enrichment care.

That is why more and more entrepreneurs are signing on to join the doggy day care franchise – with multiple agreements in the pipeline and multiple openings planned through Q4 of 2022. And with Florida ranked as one of America’s top states for small business, the Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and other priority markets are ideal for those qualified prospects looking to leverage Central Bark’s proven business model to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams of working with dogs as a small business owner.

For someone interested in owning a Central Bark in Florida, Crawford says the Central Bark team has identified room to add more than 40 new facilities across the state. “We want to establish the Central Bark brand as the go-to dog resource in every community,” says Crawford. “In order to reach our growth goals, we must continue to give our customers, both two-legged and four-legged, an elevated experience that they simply can’t get elsewhere. As we aim to break into new markets and further develop our established territories, we are confident we can fill that gap with the help of qualified franchise owners.”

For more information on franchise ownership, visit centralbarkusa.com/franchising

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