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Oct 13, 2016 8:39 AM ET

Archived: Circle Canine Colorado, LLC. – Bringing Leading National Franchisor Dogtopia to Colorado

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 13, 2016

Circle Canine Colorado, LLC.

Bringing Leading National Franchisor Dogtopia to Colorado.



Quick Pitch

Circle Canine Colorado, LLC is the exclusive Area Franchise Developer for the Colorado region for the franchisor Dogtopia. Colorado has the largest per capita number of dog owners in the country, with strong consumer demand for dog care services. Dogtopia is a premier provider of pet care services for dogs, including exceptional dog day care, boarding and spa services. Dogtopia is becoming the national leader projecting over 400 store locations in the U.S. and Canada by 2018.


Live. Love. Play.

Dogtopia was founded in 2002 by CEO Amy Nichols, an avid dog lover and well-respected entrepreneur. Her aim in founding Dogtopia has always been to provide dogs and their families with an exceptional dog daycare and boarding experience by creating a home away from home for their beloved pets, modeled after “Best in Class” child day care providers.

Dogtopia’s “Live. Love. Play.” philosophy serves as the foundation for the brand’s core identity. Upholding values such as honesty, integrity, giving back to the community, and being passionate and enthusiastic about caring for dogs have propelled Dogtopia to build a strong, loyal, ever growing customer base.


Traction & Accomplishments

Currently there are 32 Dogtopia franchises and three company-owned locations operating in 11 states: Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado, Nebraska, Indiana and California.

As of May 2013 there were over 80 additional stores in varying stages of development in California, Eastern and Western Canada, Arizona, Dallas and Colorado through the Area Developer Franchisor model.

In the summer of 2012, Dogtopia announced a strategic partnership with Thomas Franchise Solutions (TFS), a holding company combining substantial private equity investment capital, best practices, franchise strategic management and franchise sales execution expertise. TFS identifies best in class franchise brand concepts under great leadership, poised for exceptional additional growth through Franchise Area Development. TFS was created by Peter H. Thomas, past Chairman and Founder of Century 21 Real Estate Canada, Ltd. (currently over 850 offices nationally, with sales volume in excess of $5 billion).

The TFS partnership and investment enables Dogtopia to strengthen its brand by investing in a new system-wide point-of-sale system (POS), an online university to enhance training, increased national marketing efforts to drive brand awareness and franchise sales, and additional home office senior executive team members to enable superior support and franchise development implementation and enhanced operational performance.


How We’re Different

Circle Canine Colorado, LLC. (CCC), as exclusive Area Developer for the Dogtopia brand in Colorado, is part of a national franchise brand system. CCC is backed and supported by a powerful brand and experienced franchisor senior management and execution infrastructure. 

CCC is a proven, successful operator of one of the top 3 performing stores in theDogtopia franchise sytems. Located in Highlands Ranch, CO, it is the perfect flagship from which to launch the Area Developer growth strategy for all of Colorado.

All Dogtopia stores have a consistent high-end ambiance, with a customer service-oriented culture, and total focus and attention placed on providing love and care for each and every dog. Dogtopia operates under the highest standards of care and excellence, providing a wide menu of exceptional quality services and retail products to each customer. By providing a safe environment for open play for our customer’s dogs, termed “dog socialization”, we deliver the most important proven factor related to a dog’s well being and happiness. Dogs are carefully pre-screened for compatibility and interaction and play together according to size and energy level.

All Dogtopia employees are extensively trained to understand and work with a wide range of unique and different dog behaviors. We have one employee to every 15 dogs to ensure that we provide the utmost safety and quality of care for each of our dogs. 


About the Team


Randall Clark



Mr. Clark is a seasoned entrepreneurial business executive and results-oriented leader. With over 27 years of senior management and operational leadership experience in diverse areas of corporate strategy, sophisticated marketing and business development, Wall Street investment banking and domestic and international capital formation. As an investment management sponsor he has invested in excess of $800 million of equity (totaling $3.5 billion of transaction value) in private equity transactions across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. These industries include industrial, retail, real estate, manufacturing, residential resort and financial instruments. Mr. Clark is also a principal in Thomas Franchise Solutions and is part of the team spearheading the Area Developer Franchisor growth strategy for Dogtopia throughout the US and Canada. As further indication of his belief in the Dogtopia Brand, he acquired the area developer rights for Colorado.


Matthew Schmitz – Managing Director



As a Managing Director, leveraging a deep corporate background and discipline, Matthew Schmitz will help drive the value proposition for the business plan and participate in all areas of the day-to-day strategy, implementation and operational requirements. Mr. Schmitz has an extensive retail background in management operations and sales, as well as brand marketing and development. He most recently served as a senior executive for a $70 million international retail wholesale operation, heavily involved in international marketing and driving force to enhance operational performance.

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Matthew Schmitz - Managing Director

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