Not All Spaces Will Make the Cut
Finding the perfect location for your K9 Resorts franchise is the start of your success. The proper location means that you’ll need to geographically and structurally match K9 Resorts’ standard protocol and be able to deliver their unmatched service. In order to do that, you have to start with the right space! Luckily, as a K9 Resorts franchisee, you’ll have guidance through the various stages of your site selection process. With the backing of a national commercial real estate brokerage firm, you’ll seek out the perfect place to open your own business! Once you sign a franchise agreement and agree to the search of a specific area, your account rep will contact real estate agents in your area, and one will be selected. The initial location kickoff call will involve you, your national account rep, and that local agent so that everyone is on the same page when it comes to unearthing the ideal location for your franchise.
But what makes for a truly great K9 Resorts location?
The area in which you choose to open your K9 Resorts location is important. You want to look for a spot that has decent visibility and isn’t hard to reach but still has enough space so that you can create the appropriate facility for your business’s needs. Your qualified real estate team will be looking at geographic spaces and taking into consideration the following:
- Egress into outdoor areas
You have to make sure the space you select, whether it has an existing building or not, will work with the requirements of a K9 Resorts location. Along the way, your real estate team will be clarifying details, asking questions, and vetting the site for its true potential. Before you sign an agreement, a franchise rep will visit the proposed location in person to double confirm that it’s the right fit. If you don’t have the right area, you can’t go on to create the right facility to house your business.
You want to have a space that is B or C Retail or Flex commercial, Warehouse industrial – which could be free standing or in a strip center if already existing. Your location should have positive traffic patterns with easy entrances and exists and not be located in an alley or side street or hidden from foot traffic. You’ll also want to make sure there is ample parking available with a minimum of at least 15 spots and any residential structures are at least 200 feet away from the property line. The location should also include a minimum of 1,500 square feet of outdoor play area with multiple direct access points. The front entrance needs to be at least 30 feet from the street and if your location is within close proximity to public transportation, that’s a plus!
So, what should the facility itself include? The location in which you decide to open and/or build your K9 Resorts franchise is crucial but making sure your actual facility fits your needs is as well. The franchise requires a facility that is at least 4,000-7,000 square feet of interior building footprint, and as mentioned, has at least 1,500 square feet of outdoor play space available. K9 Resorts is known for their top-tier quality of care and in order to provide that, your facility must be able to accommodate certain things like:
- Our cutting-edge flooring systems with Microban
- A state-of-the-art PetAirapy UV air purification system that includes a specially designed ventilation system
- An “pet-safe” outdoor courtyard featuring revolutionary artificial turf, K9 Grass with “Alphasan” antimicrobial agents which create a safer and cleaner environment for all of the dogs
- Space for the highest level of sanitizing procedures possible which utilize the best hospital-grade disinfectants
- HDTV televisions with cable tuned to Animal Planet in every suite
K9 Resorts’ carefully designed boarding layout creates a situation where the entire facility is split into separate zones to reduce the number of guests occupying one area. While this is a more expensive way to design a pet care facility, it significantly reduces pets’ stress levels while they are boarding.
In conjunction with the facility, K9 Resorts sets itself apart from competition through industry-leading training and updated technology systems. Our focus on customer service and quality pet care is shown through the care each franchise takes in selecting the ideal location and facility for their business. Everything comes together in one space in order to serve pet parents and pets quality, stress-free care. Finding the perfect spot for your K9 Resorts location is the key to not only a successful dog daycare business, but a true K9 Resorts experience.
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