Franchising FAQ

1. What makes the FlipFlop Dogs franchise opportunity unique?


FlipFlop® Dogs gives you a unique opportunity to set up, develop and own a profitable business while having the support of a devoted management team who will be there for you every step of the way. FlipFlop Dogs has  business advantages, such as our operations are “cash flow positive” with customers paying in advance. In addition to keeping overhead to a minimum, working from home allows you to be up and operating in weeks instead of months. With FlipFlop, we want you, the franchise, to focus on operating your business. We provide our franchises with our state-of-the-art Customer Call Center to answer all of the phone and email inquiries, and schedule appointments. Your customer inquiries will always be answered quickly and accurately, creating an exceptional first impression.

If you are a dog lover and believe your next endeavor could be with FlipFlop Dogs, then the next step is to see if we are a good fit! Click here to fill out a franchise application form to speak with our team about a franchising opportunity in your territory.


2. What are the proven attributes to success that FlipFlop Dogs looks for in a potential franchisee?

A dog lover – that goes without saying – but we are also looking for enthusiastic communicators with the ambition to grow a successful business. The ideal franchisee should obtain these qualities:

  • Assertive self starters with a strong desire to succeed
  • The drive to start a business and the endurance to see it through
  • The ability to connect and to communicate well with customers
  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Have great time management skills
  • Willing and able to follow a process


3. What is the initial franchise fee?

The initial franchise fee is $37,500.

4. What are the minimum financial requirements?

FlipFlop Dogs requires the prospect to have a strong credit score,  and a minimum of $50,000 in liquid assets and $120,000 net worth.


5. Do you ever offer discounts on the franchising fees?

Yes, we offer discounts to honorably discharged veterans. FlipFlop Dogs is proud to be a VetFran member of the International Franchise Assocation and offer a 25% discount to those that served.  Please visit here to find out more information.


6. Does FlipFlop Dogs offer financing?

FlipFlop Dogs currently offers third party financing through Benetrends, who specializes in franchise financing. View their website to learn more about how they can help you finance by clicking here.

7. Can anyone become a FlipFlop Dog franchise owner?

The FlipFlop Dogs franchise opportunity is not for everyone. We have a selective process to make sure that this franchise is the right fit for both you and our brand. If you have the skills and drive, you can reach your financial and lifestyle goals as a FlipFlop Dogs franchise owner. If you like what you have learned about our business model and have what it takes to be a successful FlipFlop Dogs franchisee, please contact us at  (800) 710.1740 x106 or fill out a form here.

8. What type of training and support do you offer your franchisees?

After the franchise agreement has been signed, you will have the benefit to attend our initial training program. Our well-established and successful franchise model has been carefully developed. Our support is not limited to the launching of your business. We have a franchise development template designed to assist you for the life of your business that is supported by a dedicated executive team with over 66 years of combined experience in the pet industry.

9. What’s the benefit of using a franchise?

Using a franchise allows you to have a brand behind the name along with the most effective training and best practices. With FlipFlop Dogs, you already have an established management team and successful franchises in place. You will also have a devoted Call Center, which allows you to focus on operating your business knowing that your customer inquiries are answered quickly and accurately. You will be set up with a marketing start-up kit, with tested and proven marketing material for you to build and sustain your business. Not to mention, you will already have brand awareness in your area.

10. What are pet care service trends?

The pet care industry is not seasonal or price sensitive. With holidays, vacations, business trips and many weekend getaways, your customers use our service year round. The total U.S. Pet Market expenditures have steadily increased since 1994, and projected to reach $55.53 billion by the end of this year. Pet care industry is considered to be one of the fast growing industries. Pet care services are recession proof because of families willingness to consider their dog as family. They continue to spend money on their pet’s wellbeing during rough times.

Any questions we haven’t answered? Please contact us at by phone at (800) 710.1740×106 or by email at info@flipflopdogs.com.

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    • Sophia is calm and normal..we're snuggling in the chair and watching TV. Thanks again for helping to make one aspect (and a very important one!) of this mini-vacation go smoothly..

      —Patti C.

    • Danielle,  I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for all that you have done for us and, more importantly, our dogs.  As you know, our dogs are very much apart of our family and when Morgan was diagnosed with oral cancer, we were devastated. He completely shocked everyone by living 6 months longer than expected.  During his last months you provided such amazing care to both him and Lexy while we were away.  You treat our dogs as if they were your own... with amazing love and affection.  We are so glad we found FlipFlop!.

      —Dana

    • I love that FlipFlop® provides the Call Center to handle incoming inquiries and bookings in a timely professional manner leaving me to focus on my favorite aspects of the business.  I enjoy spending time pampering my customers, working with Companion Families and being at so many great dog events.  My favorite moment is when I pick up a customer’s dog and he is so excited that he runs to my Transit body jiggling, tail wiggling because he knows that he is going somewhere fun.  Customers always say the same thing.  They just can’t believe that their dog is so happy that he didn’t even stop to say goodbye. .

      —Danielle E.

    • We have grown a successful business with many repeat customers. Our days are never boring! One day we are visiting vets and dog trainers to promote our unique service and the next we are meeting with customers and their dogs to match them with a suitable Companion Family. Every day we get to meet amazing dogs. .

      —Nancy D.

    • It feels good to know I can provide quality, loving care to a family’s dog or dogs so that they can have peace of mind to go on a trip knowing their furry family member is being well taken care of and is safe. And I have the assurance that I can call, email or text Danielle, the owner of FlipFlop of the Lakeshore if any problems arise. I enjoy having dogs as guests in my home and still have time for traveling when not watching a guest dog. FlipFlop Dogs provides a great service to pet owners and I am happy to be a Companion for FlipFlop Dogs..

      —Cindy

    • I must admit that my dog Twister is like my child. Leaving Twister in kennels and doggy day camps always left me feeling uncomfortable and fearing that something "bad" might happen. You see, to me, he was too small and too precious to be "housed" with large dogs and caged in a kennel. Therefore, when I realized that FlipFlop offered an alternative to kenneling, I decided to give them a try. From the first moment, I felt a tremendous ease. Upon Twister's return, I received pictures and a few other items that added the "perfect" personal touch. I was so impressed that I couldn't wait to tell my family and friends about their services. I would HIGHLY recommend FlipFlop to anyone I know. Twister and I am thankful to know that he will get the very best of care when "mommy" is away. Thanks so much!.

      —Mariea

    • We had previously boarded our [dog] Austin at a local facility and I will never do that again.  It was traumatizing for all of us. I was so comfortable with [FlipFlop of the Lakeshore franchisee] Danielle, that we decided to use her service.  It was awesome!  She comes to pick up your dog.  Austin had an amazing time with his  "companion family".  We received pictures while we were on our vacation of him playing, being brushed and even swimming!  He looked so happy and content.  I can't tell you how reassuring that was for us.  I have no qualms recommending FlipFlop.  .

      —Elizabeth

    • “Now that our children are grown, our world revolves around our three dogs. We finally have the chance to travel frequently, but the thought of putting them in a kennel would be impossible. Your company has the perfect solution! Knowing that they will be cared for by other canine-loving families like ours leaves us with no worries and the freedom to travel guilt free. We give you 5 stars!”.

      —Karen S.

    • When dashing to the airport, usually cutting it close, dropping my Lab off at the kennel just adds to the stress. (Did I mention that he gets carsick?) FlipFlop® will pick Huxley up at a prearranged time making my life so much easier.

      —Danielle M.

    • We never leave our dogs at the kennel, so when we must be away, we rely (impose) on our family and friends to pet sit. FlipFlop® is the ideal solution for us. We can leave our 'kids' with a Companion Family and have complete peace of mind while we are away..

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