Now is the best time to own a dog day care franchise as pet owners continue to up spending
It’s no secret that the pandemic put life into perspective for lots of us.
One of the areas where people found joy and solace is with their pets and people nationwide adopted pandemic puppies for comfort and company. These pet parents have continued spending, making now a quite wise time to invest in a Central Bark franchise and become an owner.
Spending has more than doubled since 2010 when pet parents spent about $45.5 billion to 2020 where spending for the year ballooned to more than $95 billion, according to a summer 2021 report in Fortunly.
Pet spending is on the rise
The American Pet Products Association projected U.S. pet owners would continue this trend, spending $99 billion on their pets, from dog walking services to gadgets and gear, to food and toys, according to a December 2020 CNBC report. And now, with pet parents heading back to the office, no one wants to leave their dog home alone. They need socialization, appropriate play, and enrichment, which are precisely the foundation of Central Bark.
For nearly 20 years, Central Bark has drawn in dogs and their owners nationwide to experience its Enrichment Doggy Day Care, which combines Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest in canine behavioral science. Jackie Jordan and Chris Gaba founded Central Bark in 2003 and still own and manage the company, affording new and established franchise owners a rich resource of knowledge and experience.
It’s the perfect time
So, now is a great time to invest in this well-established pet business franchise opportunity with solid business metrics and support. Central Bark is a nationwide doggy day care that has hosted more than two million dog visits and grown to 35 locations in more than a dozen states, including opening five just in the last 18 months.
“It was gratifying to see our franchise owners step up so professionally but also in such a caring manner to support dogs and their parents as everyone navigated the pandemic together,” said Chris Gaba, Central Bark co-founder. “As we look to exit the pandemic, we are already fielding significant queries from entrepreneurs across the country who see the uptick in the pet industry and the associated financial opportunity. Our franchisees want to own not only a meaningful business but one that can simultaneously provide tangible assistance in communities nationwide as well as a reliable revenue stream. Central Bark checks those boxes.”