The pet services industry is booming. In the pet industry’s premier publication, Pet Age Magazine, experts credit Zoom Room as one of the chief bellwethers for the enormous increase in this sector. The article attributes this growth to “standalone franchise operations like Zoom Room… rather than smaller, local companies.” Click the button below for a detailed, current status report on the Pet Industry in America.
If you’re considering a dog franchise, the Zoom Room presents a robust alternative to traditional pet services like dog daycare. Ideal territories are available across the U.S. at an extremely low start-up cost.
Besides being more affordable, we’ve also eliminated many of the headaches traditionally associated with pet franchises:
|Zoned for Retail||Zoned Industrial|
|Only 2 people working at a time||Manage extensive staff; large payroll|
|Small footprint: about 3000 sq. ft||Typically 10,000 sq. ft+|
|Easy build-out||Expensive drainage and air ventillation system per health requirements|
|Minimal insurance coverage||High insurance cost|
|Limited liability: owners are always in control of their own dogs||High exposure to risk as dogs are always left in your care|
|Low start-up cost around $250K||Start-up cost near $1,000,000|
|Low overhead - mostly rent on 3000 sq ft||High overhead - payroll, rent, insurance, consumables, etc.|
|All prime territories available||Crowded marketplace, hard to find a territory with room for expansion|
|No other leaders in the space (opportunity for brand to dominate in dog training)||Highly competitive space with market share split|
Dog agility is the fastest-growing dog sport in the U.S., according to the AKC, and with the growing presence and popularity of televised agility competitions on Animal Planet and other networks, more and more dog owners are becoming aware of the fun and excitement of agility training.
The Zoom Room is not a drop-off training facility; this is one of the most critical aspects of our business model that sets us apart from competitors. We train owners to train their dogs, and to more deeply understand, communicate and bond with their pets. Everyone knows that a tired dog is a happy dog; we also believe that a smart, well-trained dog is an even happier dog – not to mention one with much much much happier owners. In our experience, placing an emphasis on dog agility training is an extremely effective means to reach this goal.
The majority of our clients come to us in need of basic obedience or puppy training. But once inside, they're exposed to the agility course, rankings posted on the chalkboard for our fun Agility League - and so much of our brand imagery revolves around agility. This inspires aspirational thinking - owners are excited to master obedience, then continue on to agility as well as other coursework like therapy dog training, Urban Herding, Pup-lates®, Scent Class and more.
The atmosphere is a lot like an upscale gym or fitness center. Where other dog businesses emphasize the “foofy” and the “bling,” we emphasize the “sporty.” Our carefully-selected retail section reflects this brand identity centering on agility training and fitness. One foot inside and you know you’re in for a workout.
The Zoom Room is a dedicated canine event center. Yes, you can party with your dog. And your friends. And their dogs. We have an incredible array of special events and gatherings, all of them designed to present you and your dog with an unprecedented opportunity for socialization.
Because we all love a good time, but your dog needs socialization for long-term development. Exposure to novel sights, sounds, smells, people, and other dogs in a safe, clean, expertly-supervised environment is key to a dog’s well-being and happiness.
Our social offerings include Playgroups, Agility League, Dog Birthday Parties, Special Events, Charitable Fundraisers, Meet-up Socials, and even Doggy Disco® parties.
In the pet industry, dog retail products and pet supplies are one of the most competitive landscapes. At the Zoom Room, we effectively incorporate the sale of pet supplies into a thriving brick-and-mortar service business for dog lovers.
The Zoom Room carries a full line of hand-picked, eco-friendly, solution-oriented pet training products. Our pet retail offerings have a very consistent theme: practical benefits for clients and their dogs. So you won’t find funny sweaters or cute greeting cards. But what you will find are the very best pet training products out there — each one extensively tested directly by us before it is approved.
We provide pet owners with the very best stuff available; at the same time, we set up our franchisees for success with a wide range of differentiated pet retail products not readily available elsewhere.
We pride ourselves in providing an exclusive value-added bonus: extraordinary product knowledge. Franchisees receive an incredible level of training on each and every product we offer. As a result, customers are delighted to discover that they aren’t just getting great products, but great service as well, with personalized attention and recommendations.
A franchise is ideal for people who want to go into business for themselves, but not by themselves. As a franchisee, you’re your own boss, sure, but you’ve managed to steer clear of the pitfalls of perfecting a business model that actually works, and wasting your savings and your sleep in month after month of trying to reinvent the wheel. As a franchisor, the Zoom Room has already invented this particular wheel; now we just want to put you into the driver’s seat so you can zoom off to owning and running a business that will reward you in every sense of the word.
The Zoom Room was designed to serve a metropolitan community. While it’s theoretically possible to locate a Zoom Room in a more remote area, our current focus is on developing franchises in major metro areas.
You only need 2,800 square feet to open a Zoom Room – and our zoning is the same as plain vanilla retail, so you’ll have the pick of the litter when finding the perfect home for your Zoom Room.