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Camp Run-A-Mutt

Camp Run-A-Mutt Franchise

At Camp Run-A-Mutt, it's all about the dogs...The award-winning Camp Run-A-Mutt is a cage free doggie daycare and boarding facility featuring indoor and outdoor fun for your canine companion in a fully supervised, clean and safe environment. Watch your camper online as they run and play in the spacious grassy area, cool off in the custom waterfall/splashpond, relax on the sun deck or under the cooling misters on a hot day. We also offer dog wash, grooming, boutique, obedience training and surprises you will find only at Camp Run-A-Mutt that you and your dog will love. It's not just the amenities that makes us unique. Camp Run-A-Mutt is also 100% cage-free for both daycare and overnight boarding. During their stay, your dog will receive exeptional care by our well-trained, attentive staff who are certified by the American Red Cross in pet first aid. Our overnight Campers enjoy the extra comfort of a caring human in the same room while they snooze at night. Our goal is to ensure the safety of the dogs in our care while minimizing the stress and anxiety some dogs experience when away from home and their owners.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$336,875 - $685,300
Franchise fee
Offers Financing
Units in operation
Franchising Since


Love your dog. Love your career. Love your life!

Why not have it all?If you're a real dog lover, owning a Camp Run-A-Mutt could be just the change you're looking for. Think about the happiness and joy your dog gives you. Now multiply that times, let's say, sixty! Now imagine that gratification not only being part of your daily life but your career too! This attitude is what drives us and has made Camp Run-A-Mutt such a successful and fast-growing business.

About Us

Camp Run-A-Mutt was started in 2007 by Dennis, Mikel, and Severn. Life-long dog owners and dog lovers with a goal of creating the best cage-free daycare and boarding facility by changing what has become the accepted standard for dog daycare and boarding and raising the bar. Gone are the days of dropping your dog off as they are led into a "spacious" cage… it's still a cage. Camp Run-A-Mutt is a resort style dog daycare and boarding business for the socialized dog, offering fun, exercise, and socialization for K9 companions.

Why Camp Run-A-Mutt?

Camp Run-A-Mutt is unique from any dog daycare in the world. Why? We built this business based on one question, "what is best for the dog?" Running, playing, getting wet, napping in the sun, fetching… just plain being a dog. This makes them happy and tired at the end of the day. We are unique because we provide all this in a well-supervised environment that's clean and safe withno cages.Our business is based on what loving dog owner's want and what their dogs need both physically and socially. This is why Camp Run-A-Mutt has thrived and grown in the worst economy in the past 70 years.

What we offer our franchisees

Camp Run-A-Mutt changed dog daycare standards by studying an existing industry and making it better. We offer a franchise that is easy to get into and provide a service that is head and wagging tails above the rest, making Camp Run-A-Mutt something you will be proud to be a part of. As well as a successful, proven business model, we offer the following to all franchise owners:

  • Protected Territory- We offer a protected territory up to a two-mile radius for each franchisee.
  • Assistance in site location, layout and design guidelines- We offer assistance in site location, including the neighborhood, population density, and physical characteristics of the site. We also include layout recommendations and design guidelines for each location based on the successful Camp Run-A-Mutt model.
  • Training and support- You will benefit from our experience. We train you in all aspects of running your Camp Run-A-Mutt including the daily operation of the business, temperament testing dogs, and training of dog monitors, just to name a few.
  • All royalties waived for the ?first 90 days you are in business- Starting your own business is a big step and along with that comes hard work, long hours and dedication. Since we want you to be able to focus on getting up and running,the first ninety days you are in business, all royalty fees are waived.
  • Web Site including online registration system- All franchisees receive a complete professionally designed and developed Web site which will become one of your best marketing tools to grow your business. Included with the Web site is an online registration system for new customers. This tool is a huge timesaver for your business and a great convenience for your customers!
  • Muttcams™- By far the most popular feature of your Web site will be the Muttcams™ (our proprietary Webcam system). We're often told that - besides our reputation - the Muttcams™ are one of the biggest selling points for a customer when shopping for a daycare and boarding facility.
  • Camp Run-A-Mutt software designed to run your business efficiently- Another advantage is our custom-built software specifically developed to run your business efficiently. Check-in, check-out, scheduling, and sales are a breeze because it's all geared toward exactly what you need and is intuitive and easy to learn.
  • Promotional collateral/templates to market and promote your business- All marketing material is professionally designed and templates made available to franchisees at no cost.

Who we're looking for

  • Are you not only a dog lover but also a people person?Owning a Camp Run-A-Mutt is far more than just running a business. It's becoming an important connection between your customers and their dogs. To most people their dogs are their kids and making that connection is both rewarding and invaluable to your customers.
  • Have you always wanted to make a living doing what you love?How about waking up each morning and jumping out of bed instead of wishing it were your day off? For the right person, this business is incredibly fulfilling and rewarding. Are you a leader and want to build something of your own where you can step back and look at what YOU have accomplished with an incredible sense of pride? This is truly that opportunity.
  • Do you have a great work ethic and expect the same of people around you?While we feel this is a great investment and opportunity, we're not looking for someone to sit on the sidelines and "bark" orders. This is for the take-charge, hands-on kind of person who is passionate about what they do.

What it takes

  • Total investment -Total investment to open a Camp Run-A-Mutt franchise is from $113k to $414k, which includes a $25k franchise fee. This price range difference is based on the site's size and the amount of build out required for the specific location. A potential franchisee's minimum net worth should be around $150k.
  • Franchise fee -The franchise fee is $25k and includes a protected territory, assistance in location selection, training, layout and design, a Camp Run-A-Mutt Web site, proprietary software to run your location, and ongoing business support.
  • Franchise royalties -Franchise royalties are 6% to be paid on a monthly basis. In addition to this royalty fee, 1% of gross revenue goes to the National Advertising Campaign used to promote and improve the Camp Run-A-Mutt brand on a national level.ALL ROYALTIES ARE WAIVED FOR THE FIRST 90 DAYS YOU ARE IN BUSINESS.


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