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Startup Investment

Leasehold Improvement Model

This involves the franchise owner leasing a property and renovating the property to our franchise specifications. Model The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel requires properties to be between 5,000 to 7,500 square feet and it is recommended to have 50-75 dog kennels and 9-12 cat condos per location.

Property Purchase Model

Under certain circumstances we will allow our franchise owners to purchase and develop a property for an Ark location. Please contact us for details.

Initial Investment | $357,891 - $651,700

The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel franchise can occupy a leasable property. We do require a certain layout and design specifications that will be explained upon franchise site approval. 

The 2020 estimated initial investment for our leasehold model between 5,000 sf and 7,500 sf is $357,891 - $651,700

This cost includes:

  • Initial franchise fee
  • Site selection & development fee
  • Initial rent and deposit
  • Initial inventory & supplies
  • Leasehold improvements
  • Signage
  • Furniture, fixture, equipment
  • Initial marketing campaign
  • Pre-opening salaries
  • Travel expenses for training
  • Insurance deposits
  • Permits, licences, fees
  • Utility fees
  • Profesional fees
  • Architectural fees
  • Computer, phone, audio technology
  • Additional funds

For full estimated cost table please see item 7 of the 2020 FDD
These numbers are based off our 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document Item 7. Full cost backup can be provided upon request.

For full estimated cost table see Item 7 of The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel 2020 FDD.


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