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Tampa Franchise Show

Calendar Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by tmiltz

FlipFlop Dogs Attends the Tampa Franchise Show



 Seeking Dog Lovers At the Franchise Show


FlipFlop Dogs will be exhibiting at the Tampa Franchise Show from February 28th- March 1st. Our goal is to reach dog loving entrepreneurs looking to make a lifestyle change by becoming a FlipFlop franchisee. The FlipFlop franchise differs from every other franchise because of the numerous benefits we offer our franchisees. Attendees at the Tampa Franchise Show will be able to speak with FlipFlop representatives to learn how our benefits will lead to a lifestyle full of flexibility, freedom of owning your own business and success!


FlipFlop Dogs is based on the internationally proven business model, UK’s Barking Mad, bringing the alternative to kenneling to the U.S.. FlipFlop Dogs is an exciting opportunity for dog lovers, and poses as an ideal business opportunity given the tools and benefits we offer. Franchisees are able to focus on the success of their business with ease as FlipFlop franchisors provide a Customer Service Call Center to answer any inquiries and set up new appointments, as well as, having a custom Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to easily sync your appointments and show influential marketing stops. FlipFlop franchisees find success as they network with dog owners, use our developed marketing tool kit and find day-to-day happiness as they meet with new dogs and dog lovers. The FlipFlop model is turnkey as there is no physical building space needed, which means less on-going expenses and a cashflow positive business.


The FlipFlop team will be taking the Tampa Franchise Show by storm this weekend, as we meet with individuals looking to grow their career success and start loving what they do as a FlipFlop franchisee! If you are unable to make the show and are interested in learning more, please fill out the application: Franchise Request Form. At the Tampa Franchise Show, we will be located at Booth #202. We look forward to meeting dog lovers looking for a change in their lifestyle and seeking more from their 9-5 job, by becoming a FlipFlop franchise owner.



5 Reasons A FlipFlop Franchisee Has More Fun

Calendar Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by tmiltz

Why Being a FlipFlop Franchisee Means You Have More Fun


Bring Your Work Week Up to Speed with Your Weekend Life


Being a FlipFlop franchisee is not just a career, it’s a lifestyle change that leads you to have a more fulfilling and enjoyable work week. Hate sitting in a desk chair staring at a computer screen all day, but love going home to your  furry best friend? Do you daydream of having a career that provides a flexible schedule and makes you as happy as a puppy licking your face? You are in luck and we are going to tell you how to start loving what you do with our five reasons why a FlipFlop franchisee has more fun than majority of adults.


Playing and meeting new dogs happens every day.  If you aren’t a dog lover, this is probably not the franchise right for you. Our  franchisees meet new doggy customers (“sniff” around for potential customers), return happy vacationing dogs and are surrounded by dogs all day. Dogs happen to be the most fun customer and we’ve found that they really love going on vacation. FlipFlop franchisees prosper with doggy kisses, wagging tails and snuggling with the cutest pups!


Helping dog owners go away by providing an alternative to kenneling. As a dog owner, going away is hard. The options of kenneling, having a pet sitter or relying on friends and family have proven to not be the best methods. Your dog does not receive the one-on-one desirable attention that you provide, in a comfortable home, while maintaining their home life routine. FlipFlop franchisees provide all of that, and more! FlipFlop franchisees enjoy providing their local dog owners with the ability to go away, without having to worry about their dog receiving proper care and attention.


Matching dog lovers with vacationing dogs. A great vacation is all about having fun, being comfortable and relaxing. FlipFlop franchisees place vacationing dogs with certified dog lovers who have similar schedules, live in similar home environments and enjoy the same amount of daily exercise. Meeting dog lovers means talking about dogs. If you love dogs as much as we do, that’s a pretty fun day. Then you get to match those great dogs that you met with the awesome dog lovers, to make for the best vacation for all! This is explained in more detail when you become a FlipFlop franchisee, but we’ve got a full-proof way for you to easily match the dogs with their best Companion. FlipFlop franchisees get to play matchmaker, but with dogs, and more smiles (and virtually no failing relationships).


Customer Dog Return


Not sitting at a desk all day. I don’t know how much you like to sit in uncomfortable, stuffy offices with an impersonal desk and a close, smelly coworker, but it just wasn’t for us. FlipFlop franchisees have a home-base, but spend most days meeting customers, networking with influencers and collaborating with dog organizations at fun events! Yes, going to dog events do help your business and, yes, they are extremely fun. FlipFlop franchisees seek out different tasks each day, which makes work weeks less boring and allows you to look forward to Mondays!


Forget the strict schedules and demanding deadlines. As a FlipFlop franchisee, you own your business, which means you have a flexible schedule. You have the liberty of scheduling your appointments, visiting influencers and going to events based on the schedule you create for yourself. Remember your kid’s soccer game you missed or your dog’s obedience training class?As a FlipFlop franchisee, we want you to be able to live your life and enjoy going to work. You create your project deadlines, your monthly and weekly goals and we provide any assistance along the way. Stressful deadlines and strict schedules are not conducive to a positive work relationship. We put significance on work life balance so that our franchisees remain happy because happy business owners are successful business owners!


Our FlipFlop franchisees are overall happier regarding their work life because they are able to live out their dreams of working with dogs and enjoy the aspects of owning their own business. If you are a dog lover, start doing what you love and join our FlipFlop team of franchisees. Request franchise information today!




FlipFlop Doggy Vacations

Calendar Posted on Aug 11, 2014 by tmiltz

What are FlipFlop Doggy Vacations For?


13 Reasons To Go On a FlipFlop Vacation



1. There’s no reason to be sad on vacation when you get 24 hour one-on-one care with someone who absolutely adores (and spoils) you. Keep smiling!

FlipFlop Benefit



2. Who wouldn’t love to have an energetic, fun and happy little person around? Plus, they are of similar size (i.e. no neck cramps from looking up at the regular humans).

FlipFlop Fun



3. Everyone loves to show off to their friends and going on a FlipFlop vacation is the perfect time to do this. Possible Facebook Photo Album Title: “The Grass IS Greener On Vacation”.




4. No further explanation needed, but yes, you do get your food served on a silver platter.





5. Test out the fashion trends that you’ve always wanted to but were afraid to. If people love it on vacation, bring the trend home- you Fashion Queen!




6. And maybe a little fling happens too. Whatever happens on a FlipFlop vacation stays on a FlipFlop vacation.




7. Ladies love a man with tricks up their sleeves. Plus, you’ll get even more treats from your owner because you will look adorable and smart while showing off the trick!




8. With one-on-one attention from your Companion Family, you will be! On some occasions, you might have two-on-one, but we did say Companion Family right? You will have the love of a whole family while on vacation.




9. Playing all day can be exhausting. We’ll schedule in an afternoon nap followed by some doggy ice cream.  




10. I mean who could blame either one when they are looking so adorable! Treats all around!




11. New places are fun to explore in learning more about the world.. You become a World Traveler! #BraggingRights




12.  It’s never too late (or too soon) to start slimming down for the next season. You’ll come back looking beautiful and fit!




13. There’s a reason why your owner won’t let you up on their furniture, but it’s about time that you get to feel the comfort and enjoyment of a huge couch. Dog beds are way too small, couches are much more your size. Oh and your Companion Families bed? Just look cute and ask nicely :). 11




If these reasons aren’t enough to go on a FlipFlop doggy vacation, email us at: so we can explain even more about the benefits of a FlipFlop vacation. You’ll dog will love it and our Companion Families love spoiling our doggy customers!


What is your dog’s favorite FlipFlop vacation memory?




Does your summer consists of vacations? No worries- we’ve got your dog covered with their summer vacation too! FlipFlop Dogs is the alternative to traditional dog kenneling. Rather than having your dog stay on a cold concrete floor, your dog will vacation in the home of one of our loving Companion Families. We alleviate the stress of going away by picking up your dog at your home to take them to the Companion Family’s home, and drop them off at your home after you arrive. Our Companion Families are background checked, and home inspected before a paw steps in their doorway. Our Companion Families do not work, or do not work outside the home (providing 24/7 care and attention). We match your dog with a Companion Family that fits their daily needs and will maintain their routine down to a tee. Lastly, we always have an emergency and back-up plan if anything were to happen so you can have full peace of mind while you are away. Book your dog’s vacation today!

Bloomberg Interview with FlipFlop Dogs

Calendar Posted on Jun 19, 2014 by tmiltz

Bloomberg TV’s Segment, “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox”,  Featuring the FlipFlop Dogs Franchise


On Monday, June 16th, President and Co-Founder of FlipFlop Dogs, Taffy, interviewed with Pimm Fox in discussing the FlipFlop concept in the U.S. Coined as an alternative  for “dogs that don’t like kennels”, the FlipFlop Dogs franchise provides peace of mind to dog owners while they are away as their dog stays in a safe, loving home environment. Capitalizing on the ever-growing pet industry, the FlipFlop franchise gives dog lovers an opportunity to own their own business with a successful business model, which is then adapted to their territory.


Watch the video below to see the full interview of Taffy and Pimm Fox from Bloomberg TV.




7 Ways Franchising Supports Women

Calendar Posted on Apr 23, 2014 by tmiltz

Women Find Success in Franchise Families

Franchising provides a great opportunity to own your own business, while having the backbone and assurance from the franchisors. Franchisees are welcomed into a big family, where people are collaborating and evolving their ideas with one another.

FlipFlop Franchisee

FlipFlop Franchisee Presents Information to Customer


Women in franchising find a love for the established network, market-proven concept, which allows them to prove their own success while maintaining the lifestyle they choose. There’s a good reason for this too. The franchise system supports women and here are 7 reasons why.

  1. Building Your Own Success. Owning your own business along with having the support of a franchise team, gives you all the tools and expertise to build your own success.  The franchise system gives you the tools to market, plan and strategically position yourself in the operating territory.  All you have to do is apply your drive and commitment to building your local franchise business. You are in control of how profitable and reputable your franchise is. It’s a refreshing feeling to be able to determine your own success rather than relying on others- you are the boss.
  2. Not Having to Reinvent The Wheel. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to own your own business. Franchising allows you to take a proven, validated model and run your own business. There is less risk associated and more reward in gaining recognition from a brand.  According to Bloomberg, eight out of ten business concepts fail. Buying into a franchise concept greatly decreases these odds because you are not relying solely on yourself and a new concept. Franchising systems are market proven and tested to be profitable. Just add your thirst for success.
  3.  Expanding The Network. For the most part, women love relationships, networking and having a family type atmosphere. Franchising is just that. You have the coaching and expertise from the franchisors, and you have a network of people that do the exact same thing as you, gone through the same struggles and hardships and will be happy to be share their experiences. Franchisees are able to connect on a different level and help each other out throughout the lifetime of their business. Whether the issue is how to market toward a certain group or dealing with that certain problematic customer- they are there for you to offer their experienced advice.  When you become a franchise, you become part of an open network, where people have continuous conversations and strategize as one community.  You are never alone. I love how Debbie Blacher, from the Wholesome Tummies franchise, says “You are in business for yourself, but not by yourself.”
  4. Opportunities for Every Interest. With well over 1,200 franchises in the U.S., there are businesses that fit almost anyone’s interest, financial investment, and expected lifestyle. There are franchise opportunities for those interested in children education, home improvement, printing/office services, pet related, event planning or accounting services- you name it. In order to make the long-term commitment of buying a franchise, ensure that the brand is something you believe and that you connect with the franchisor.
  5. Flexible Schedule. Although there will be added responsibilities, the bonus of owning your own business, is the ability to make your own schedule. You have the ability to make your own hours and work on developing your business, while also having the ability to shut down when need to. In franchising, you no longer have a boss demanding you to work during certain hours. There’s no 8a-5p or 7a-10pm, unless you want those hours of course. This leads to less stress and more enjoyment of going to work.  You do not have to choose between having time for family and friends or having a successful career, when you can easily have both. While you are researching franchises, spend a lot of time knowing the franchise model and the lifestyle it will allow you to have. Asking established franchisees about their normal operating hours and schedules will help you envision if this business will fit into your current lifestyle.
  6. Work From Home. There are a lot of franchises that are home-based, requiring no brick and mortar location. This not only significantly cuts down on your investment and overhead costs, but also gives you the convenience of being home.  A dedicated office area in your house is highly recommended to help you overcome the distractions.
  7. Making a Difference in the Community. Having a business in your local community, allows you to contribute to the success of your town. You better the lives of those in your area for providing your products/services to them. Owning a franchise gives you the business opportunity to stand out in your community by creating a network of loyal customers and fans. Isn’t it time to do something you love?





FlipFlop Dogs is a unique franchising opportunity. Offering a market-tested business that allows our franchisees to establish and manage their own successful business. Our franchisees are home-based, mobile (no storefront needed), have a protected territory and are coached by a management team with over 65 years of pet industry experience. The FlipFlop Dogs concept is based on Britain’s Franchise of the Year, Barking Mad. Bringing this concept to the U.S.,  FlipFlop Dogs is the alternative to kenneling your dog. If you love dogs and working from home, being your own boss and controlling your own schedule, a FlipFlop Dogs franchise could be a perfect match for you! Find out more by clicking here: Franchising Information.



2014 Expansion Plans

Calendar Posted on Apr 13, 2014 by tmiltz

Expansion Plans for FlipFlop Dogs Team in 2014
FlipFlop Dogs Team at the IFA Meeting


2014 Expansion Plans Come with Anticipated Excitement

After spending three years perfecting the FlipFlop Dogs franchise model, the owners are extremely excited to announce their plans to expand in the metro Ohio areas of Columbus, Akron-Canton and Cleveland.


The first FlipFlop Dogs franchise opened in 2011 in Mentor, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, and has been busy since. Finding that dog owners who do not want to kennel their dogs while they are away are in the majority, the expansion plans come as no surprise.


While the FlipFlop Dogs concept is new to the U.S., an alternative to kenneling/dog boarding facilities is of normalcy in the United Kingdom. The FlipFlop Dogs franchise owners learned from the British franchisor of the year, Barking Mad, comprised of 60 franchisees. This unique alternative allows dogs owners to travel without the guilt, as their dog is being taken care of by one of our Companion Families. Our Companion Families provide 24/7 individualized attention and care as they do not work outside of their home. The days where dog owners had no other option than paying for their dog to stay on a cold, concrete floors in 4X8 cage, with limited direct attention or exercise- are long gone. Dogs in the FlipFlop franchise area, stay in a home similar to their own, their routine is maintained to a tee and no more than one customer’s dogs in residence.


FlipFlop Dogs franchise owners have found happiness and joy in giving their community an alternative to the current dog boarding options. Not only do they have a flexible schedule, own their own business and have mobility to access the entire database on any smartphone or tablet, but they absolutely love what they do!


Become a part of this expansion plan because… isn’t it time to love what you do? Find out more information at: or call us at (800)-710-1740 x106.