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  • Ready for a change?
  • What do I get?
  • What's it take?
  • What's next?
Love your dog. Love your career. Love your life!

Ready for a change?

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.

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

Why Camp Run-A-Mutt?

We offer a proven, successful system combined with higher values and standards for pet care. Gone are the days where dogs are dropped off and 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 and exercise for K9 companions in a safe, supervised atmosphere. Along with an established system and training to open and run your business, there are no franchise royalties for the first three months you are in business. Your success is important to us and our brand so getting your doors open and filled with pups is the primary goal. We know what it takes to make this business work and the positive word of mouth has made our business a booming success.


Who we're looking for:

First and foremost, are you a true dog lover?

You know you are when you're sure the dog in the car next to you is smiling at you and you wave hoping his owner doesn't notice! We're looking for people who share the same love and passion for animals. This is what makes this business fun because when your heart is in what you do success comes naturally.

Are you not only a dog lover but 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 do I get?

Camp Run-A-Mutt® changed dog daycare standards by studying an existing industry and making it better. We took the same approach with the dog daycare franchise by researching the competition and raising the bar. 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

Protected Territory

We offer a protected territory with a minimum five mile radius for each franchisee. Based on the population density of the selected area this may be increased or decreased. We also assist in demographic research to define areas with the best potential for success.

Our goal is to have each location be as successful as possible with potential satellite opportunities within your protected territory for business overflow locations.

Location and design supports

Assistance in site location search
and facility layout and design

Location, location, location. A successful Camp Run-A-Mutt® needs to be convenient and accessible to customers. 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. There's a lot to building a successful business and making you comfortable and confident in running your business is a top priority for us.

Web site and online registration

Interactive 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!


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. We offer complete set up of this propriety system including hardware, software, and training.


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 and marketing materialPromotional collateral/templates to market and promote your business

All marketing material is professionally designed and templates made available to franchisees at no cost. We can offer quality vendors to have your materials produced or you can have them produced at a printer of your choice.

Business development and guidance

Camp Run-A-Mutt® offers ongoing business development support and guidance to help your business grow. We know what it takes to "get the word out" even when you're the new dog on the block. Our experience helps take the guess work out of what works and what doesn't when promoting your business.

Camp Run-A-Mutt® Intranet

Along with a great Web site you will receive access to the Camp Run-A-Mutt® "Intranet" which includes business forms, marketing materials, updates to the operations manual, as well as being a tool for sharing ideas to help your business thrive.

What's it take?

What's it take?Total investment

Total investment to open a Camp Run-A-Mutt® franchise is from $173k to $400k, which includes a $35k franchise fee. This price range difference is based on the facility size and the amount of buildout required for the specific location. A potential franchisee's minimum net worth should be around $150k.

Franchise fee

The franchise fee is $35k 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. Further details of what is included can be viewed by clicking the "What do I get?" tab above.

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.

Anything else?

All franchises are required to spend a minimum of $500 per month on local advertising and self-promotion. This can be in the form of print, online, event participation, etc. Anything that goes to promote business for the individual location. This amount may be reduced after two years based on business needs. Detailed expenses are outlined in our Franchise Disclosure Document. To get started with the review process, please fill out the online Request franchise information form and we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss the opportunity.

What's next?


Think Camp Run-A-Mutt
is right for you?

Curious pup

If you'd like to explore the opportunity of owning a Camp Run-A-Mutt, please fill out the franchise info request form. We will contact you within 48 hours to answer your questions and to explain the franchising process as well as qualifications.

All territories in San Diego have been acquired. If you are interested in a location north of San Diego county or outsite of California, we'd love to talk!

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 888-9RUNAMUTT (888-978-6268) or email us.

Request more information about a
Camp Run-A-Mutt franchise opportunity

Sales disclosure: The communications made through this web page should not be construed as an offer to sell a franchise in, nor are the communications directed by or on behalf of Camp Run-A-Mutt® to the residents of, any jurisdiction that requires registration of a franchise prior to offering and selling the franchise in that jurisdiction. No franchises will be sold to any resident of any such jurisdiction and the required Uniform Franchise Offering Circular, if any, has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. Nothing in this disclaimer should be construed as a waiver of any applicable exemption provisions that may be available to Camp Run-A-Mutt.
Listed on the SBA Franchise Registry Camp Run-A-Mutt is approved by and listed on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Franchise Registry. Because of this approval, loan applications can be reviewed and processed more efficiently by SBA and its lenders.