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Bark & Fitz

Bark & Fitz Franchise

Bark & Fitz is a Canadian family owned and operated retail franchise business that started operation in Oakville Ontario in 2003. Bark & Fitz specializes in offering the healthiest pet foods and treats available on the market today, unique and high quality toys and gear available all in an aesthetically appealing environment. In addition to offering franchises to interested stakeholders, we continue to own and operate successful corporate stores so that we will always have our finger on the pulse of the business. Our mission is to establish Bark & Fitz as the premier retailer of the highest quality all natural pet food and fresh baked treats, toys, gear and giftware related to pets in Canada. By selling the finest products available, customers can be sure they are buying only what is best for their pet, both in supplies, and in regards to health and nutrition.

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Barking for a change? Ever have that feeling that you're supposed to be doing something else with your life? We did. We weren't following our dreams, and we were uninspired by the opportunities out there. We loved dogs but felt most pet stores were missing something…an adventure was born. Now each day is filled with building an innovative business, bringing fun, healthy and design driven products into people and their pets' lives, and creating and controlling our financial future.

Have a career based in making people and their pets happy. Bark & Fitz is all about bringing smiles to people, their pets and improving the health and well being of our canine companions. There's nothing more energizing than waking up every day and being excited about work. When you're spending your time during the day, with your dog, at a job that you love, you'll count your blessings each night.

Put your creative energy to work. When you run your own business, you will use your creative energies every hour of the day. Whether it's a cool new marketing approach or an innovative way to motivate employees, you will feel the satisfaction that comes with putting your creative juices to work and being in control of your financial destiny.

What makes Bark & Fitz different from its competitors? Let us count the ways. From the warm ambiance of our stores and the design driven toys and merchandise available to our all natural dog bakery and industry leading food suppliers, Bark & Fitz truly stands on its own within the pet retailing industry. We offer a fresh and unique way to bring healthy, all natural food, fresh baked treats and merchandise to our customers and their pets that puts a smile on every face, both human and canine.

Be the one at the party with the business that people are talking about. When you heard about Bark & Fitz, did you tell your friends? Imagine being at a dinner party where someone starts telling you about the new dog store in town, not knowing that it's yours. People will be telling you about the fresh bakery treats and extensive selection of the healthiest dog foods in the world and how much they loved the stylish toys and merchandise.

Who's the boss of you? How many times have you said to yourself "I'd love to own my own business?" Bark & Fitz is your chance.

We offer a complete system to open and operate your own business. The management team at Bark & Fitz bring an enthusiasm and commitment to our brand and system that is unmatched by any other franchise opportunity. If you believe in our commitment to this vision and you think you can make a contribution to this exciting effort, we want you on our team.

How many other franchises that you have researched resonated with you? What if "bring your dog to work day" was every day? What other business provides you with the opportunity to contribute positively to the health, well being and happiness of dogs and their owners?

Build a business. Build your dream. Bark & Fitz has bundled this proven success story into what many are touting as "the future of specialty dog retail" and are offering franchises through master, area and single-unit franchise development across North America.


Bark & Fitz is all about bringing smiles to people, their pets and improving the health and wellbeing of our canine and feline companions. There’s nothing more energizing than waking up every day and being excited about work. When you’re spending time during the day, with animals, at a job that you love, you’ll count your blessings each night.

  • Financing:Bark & Fitz has always benefited from great relationships with various lending institutions. As an approved Bark & Fitz franchise candidate, you may also benefit from these long standing relationships. As an approved franchise candidate we will assist you with the preparation of a financial package to be sent out to a number of qualified lenders. Our systems past success will open the door for any financing you may require.
  • Site Selection:Having an amazing location is a critical component of success in any retail business and Bark & Fitz is no different. Knowing where these sites are and having strong relationships with the most sought after landlords is even more important. When you join the Bark & Fitz Team the principals of the company personally work with you on the selection of your franchise location. A Bark & Fitz store is only chosen after exhaustive research has taken place to ensure that it meets and exceeds our demanding standards. You will get the best possible deal in order to provide your business with the best foot forward that it requires in order to be successful for the short, mid and long term.
  • Store Layout & Design:Whether your new store is in a new development or a second-generation space it will meet the Bark & Fitz design aesthetic and merchandising criteria. From the architectural design to the floor plan, merchandising layout and complete build out of your store the Bark & Fitz Team will be with you every step of the way. You will be proud of the finished product and feel great about going to work every day in such a welcoming and invigorating environment.
  • Store Fixturing & Inventory:Every Bark & Fitz store comes complete with all of the store fixturing and inventory required to run a successful store. Since our inception we have always worked with the highest quality partners and we are always on the look out for new and innovative ways of designing and merchandising our stores to stay ahead in today’s competitive retail environment. Inventory is sourced locally whenever possible in order to take advantage of buying and shipping efficiencies. Our product mix is unmatched within the pet specialty segment and our access to exclusive brands is unrivaled due to the high quality standards we have for our brand and our system.


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