What are the startup costs for a Camp Bow Wow?

Startup costs for a Camp Bow Wow ranged from $783,500 to $1,485,000 in 2017

The startup investment for a Camp Bow Wow franchise is all inclusive and ranged from $783,500 to $1,485,000 in 2017. Startup costs depend on a variety of factors including the size of your facility, construction costs and your local market and may be lower or higher than the range from 2017 shared above.*

*For more information on these costs, please refer to Item 7 of our 2018 Franchise Disclosure Document. Your costs may vary depending on a number of factors.

The typical owner will invest $200,000-$250,000, which includes their franchise fee, and finance the rest through the SBA or other loan options.

The following chart is from our 2018 Franchise Disclosure Document:

Type of ExpenditureAmount LowAmount HighMethod Of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payment is to be Made
Initial Franchise Fee$32,500$50,000Lump SumUpon signing the Franchise AgreementCBW
Dog Trainer Certificate Fee$1,000$5,000Lump SumWhen you register your designated trainer for the Dog Trainer Certification ProgramCBW
Travel Costs for All Initial Training$0$5,000 per personAs IncurredPrior to and during trainingAirlines, Hotels, Restaurants, and other Third Parties
Leasehold Improvements$415,000$870,000As IncurredBefore OpeningContractors and other Third Parties
Equipment, Supplies and Opening Inventory$60,000$75,000As IncurredBefore OpeningSuppliers
Dog Cabins and Interior Fencing$85,000$145,000As IncurredBefore OpeningSuppliers
Signage
$2,500$30,000As Incurred
Before OpeningSuppliers
Webcam System$10,000$25,000As IncurredBefore OpeningSuppliers
Camp Payroll$5,000$30,000As IncurredBefore OpeningYour employees and independent contractors
Rent and Utilities$18,000$40,000As Agreed with your LandlordBefore OpeningThird Parties and Suppliers
Plans and Permits$25,000$30,000As IncurredAs IncurredThird Parties
Professional Services$2,500$15,000As IncurredAs IncurredThird Parties
Camp Launch Advertising$25,000$25,000As IncurredAs incurred from the effective date or the Franchise Agreement through your grand opening eventThird Parties, or CBW if we require
Financing Fees$2,000$40,000As AgreedBefore OpeningThird Parties
Additional Funds for First 12 months of Operations$100,000$100,000As IncurredAs IncurredPersonnel, Suppliers and Third Parties
TOTAL$783,500$1,485,000

These figures are discussed in greater detail in our Franchise Disclosure Document. Once you’ve started a conversation with Camp Bow Wow about joining the brand, if it looks like we’re likely to be a good fit, we’ll send you a copy of the FDD to discuss in detail. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. To get started, fill out the form at top right to download our free executive summary.