Dog Daycare Design
Dog Daycare Designs To Get You Started
When you begin your quest to open a Dog Daycare, one of the first questions that you will have is how to design it so that it is both aesthetically appealing as well as functional for Day to Day Operations. There has to be a balance between the two, to meet your customers expectations of appearance as well as handle the abuse that dogs can place upon a facility. To pretty and it will not be able to stand up to the rigors of day to day operations and you will find yourself spending more than is necessary in maintenance and upkeep, to geared toward function and it will fail to impress your customers and leave them with the impression that your Dog Daycare is both low budget and unprofessional.
To assist you we have provided on this page a sampling of various designs as well as a brief narrative to accompany each one which will hopefully get you started on a path towards success.
2500 sq/ft with Boarding and Grooming
This particular facility would be considered middle budget and will cost $30,000 - $40,000 to get up and going depending upon your construction and material costs. This does not include utility deposits, security deposits for rent or other miscellaneous expenses associated with opening a business and moving into a commercial location.
The benefits to this particular design is that it is functional in that it provides you with the ability to produce income from three sources, Dog Daycare, Grooming and Boarding, while also providing easy maneuverability throughout the facility while handling dogs as well as it is an aesthetically appealing layout. This design allows you to converse with customers in the lobby while insulating them from the noise that 40 or so dogs may produce. It also provides you with the ability to show customers the entire facility quickly by utilizing the one main hall. The other nice advantage that this facility provides is that you can close off the space in front of the boarding area and use that as a temperament testing area. This design is intended to make maximum use of the space provided while offering numerous ways to generate income. A well managed facility of this type and size can easily generate $75,000 to $150,000 per year in after expense income for the owner.
1500 sq/ft Facility with Grooming
This is a good example of the type of facility that you would need if you plan to Start A Dog Daycare in a shopping strip center. These units are generally fairly standard as far as size and are almost always deeper than they are wide. In this particular design the customers will enter the store and immediately be into your lobby and small retail area, this design although effective requires you and your staff to always be on your toes as there is no buffer zone between the customers entering and viewing the dogs in the play area. The advantage to this setup in such a small space is that you are not solely dependent upon Daycare as your primary revenue source and have grooming to supplement your income. A facility such as this in the proper location will likely generate and after expense income of $40,000 to $60,000 for the owners.
1500 sq/ft Facility No Grooming
This is the exact same size as the previous facility without Grooming, as you will see we placed the office and reception window on the other side of the space and switched the little dog play area and big dog play area around to make use of the extra space since grooming has been omitted. In a strip center with low to moderate rent ($10-$14 per sq/ft per year) and located around businesses that have a good consumer draw this facility would likely generate and after expense income of $30,000 to $50,000 for the owner.
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