We Have Two New Franchise Owners & You Should Be Next
Why is it a good idea for you to trade corporate coworkers for a bunch of amazing dogs?
Because being in an office, how should we say it… not fun!
That’s why Hounds Town USA is the perfect place to begin your entrepreneurial journey. Our proven dog daycare business model has been successful for over a decade. This gives first-time business owners—like yourself, hopefully— a solid foundation to build their business and make it profitable.
And don’t worry about being by yourself on an island. We give our dog daycare franchise owners ongoing support in various areas, such as marketing, operations, and customer service. This support helps first-time business owners to focus on growing their business while the franchisor takes care of the rest.
Unlike other national doggie daycare franchises, Hounds Town USA has a low initial financial investment compared to other pet franchise opportunities, making it an attractive option for first-time business owners with limited funds.
The pet care industry is growing, and Hounds Town USA is well-positioned to capitalize on this trend. This allows first-time business owners to enter a lucrative market with a high potential for growth.
Multiple Revenue Streams
Not only are we more affordable than our competitors, but our pet franchise business model is also a few steps ahead of them—and first in foremost are the multiple ways our franchise owners can make money. We’re a prime example of a business that generates multiple revenue streams thanks to our diverse range of pet services and innovative dog daycare business model.
Obviously the BIG ONE is doggie daycare. We charge a daily fee for this pet service, which varies depending on the location and the size of the dog. In addition to dog daycare, Hounds Town also offers overnight pet boarding for dogs whose owners are traveling. This pet service is also priced according to the size of the dog and the duration of the stay.Another way for franchise owners to make money is our pet grooming services. Our team of trained dog groomers provide everything from basic baths and haircuts to more specialized pet services including flea and tick treatments. Customers can book grooming appointments online or by phone, and the fees for these pet services are competitive with other grooming salons in the area.
Dog training is yet another revenue stream. Whether it’s group or individual training classes, we have everything for dogs of all ages and skill levels. These classes are led by certified dog trainers who use positive reinforcement techniques to help dogs learn new behaviors and overcome bad habits. The fees for dog training classes vary depending on the location and the length of the program.
We’ve also found HUGE success in selling Hounds Town USA branded merchandise. The doggy daycare franchise sells a variety of dog toys, treats, and accessories, as well as branded t-shirts, hats, and other apparel. These products are sold online and in-store.
We’re a prime example of a pet services business that has successfully generated multiple revenue streams. By offering a range of pet services, selling Hounds Town USA branded merchandise, and using a franchise model, the dog daycare business has been able to diversify its revenue sources and expand its reach. As the pet care industry continues to grow, we are poised for continued franchise growth in the years to come.
Welcome Claudia & Todd Lizarralde
The Lizarralde’s call Dallas, Texas, home and that’s where they’ll be bringing the joys of Hounds Town USA Doggy Daycare.
Claudia has worked as a nurse for 38 years, but running a dog daycare center has always been her passion. Todd and Claudia are dog lovers, and one of their dogs is currently enrolled regularly in a competitive doggie daycare brand, which they can’t stand. She just left her nursing career and is entirely committed to starting her dog-related company.
Todd is a software test manager and has been in software development for over 20 years. They initially considered doing this on their own, but after hearing about all the advantages of franchising, decided that the dog daycare franchise concept and the franchise owner support provided was exactly what they were looking for.
Claudia and Todd were kind enough to sit down for a little Q&A about their journey to franchise ownership.
How did you first learn about Hounds Town Doggy Daycare?
Claudia: I stumbled on an advertisement on Biz Buy Sell. It just happened to say dog daycare boarding in McKinney, which is where we live north of Dallas. My very first thought was that they were selling a dog daycare. Well, it became obvious it was a franchise broker for Hounds Town USA, but, it didn’t really say much. They just put something out there. I was looking to start this on my own dog daycare business, left my job for a while to do it, but then realized that I was in over my head. So, I answered that particular business opportunity posting and asked if it was a franchise? Is it privately owned? I wanted more information; the broker responded immediately and said, no, it’s a franchise.
It was my first time hearing about Hounds Town USA dog daycare. I had no idea who they were, and he sent me some links. From that moment on I immersed myself in everything Hounds Town.
Why do you think it’s the right franchise brand for you?
C: I really could relate to Jackie and Mike, but what really sealed it for me was that they require you to work. Give back to your community and work with animal shelters because our dream was to start a dog business like this, but the end goal would be to help shelter dogs.
It’s also crazy affordable unlike the other pet franchises that are wildly expensive.
What was it about meeting the Hounds Town Pet Franchise executive team and Discovery Day that you found enjoyable?
C: I felt like I knew Jackie before I even met her because of all the videos and webinars I’ve watched. She’s just so knowledgeable and personable. The whole corporate team seems to be so grounded. On Discovery Day, we visited a location and Mike [the founder] showed exactly what he does with the dogs.
What made you want to leave your previous career and start on the entrepreneurial journey?
C: Complete and total burnout. 40 years in one industry is a lot. The majority of my work in my career was as a field case manager. I’m driving all over, racing from one appointment to the next. Then I would get home and spend hours behind the computer. It was a constant, never-ending 15-hour grind because when you’re managing catastrophically injured people it’s a 7-day thing. Even though I was supposed to be off on the weekends I’d still get calls all the time.
Working with dogs has been a dream of mine for decades too.
What do you think will make the two of you successful as Hounds Town USA pet franchise owners?
Because failure is not an option! Haha, no. We have worked so hard. We’ll work hard to make this successful. I’ve told the corporate team, “Hey, I don’t know anything about business, but I will do everything you tell me to do.” And all the other dog daycare franchise owners have told me to just follow the system, never deviate from the system, and everything will be fine.
We know you’re supposed to count your chickens before they hatch, but we have a GREAT feeling about the Lizarralde’s.
If you’re feeling completely burned out by your current career like Claudia, take the leap into franchising. Visit our Franchise Website and let’s start the journey together!