Pups Pub is the leading “dog bar” in the nation, known for its fun, friendly, and safe environment where pups are off lease to play and socialize while their adult owners can enjoy the full liquor sports bar! With two locations operating in Florida, Pups Pub is now ready to spread the Pups Pub unforgettable fun nationwide through a world-class franchise program. This is a unique opportunity to join the multi-billion dollar pet industry that has proven itself to be recession proof over the past decade, coupled with the multi-billion dollar sports bar industry that is experiencing record growth. This combination creates an unbeatable adventure waiting for you, and Pups Pub is ready to help you take advantage by owning “your pups favorite sports bar”!

Dogs and owners enjoying at a sports bar


Basically, because your dog(s) want you to! They know a franchise with Pups Pub will give them a place to hang out with their friends knowing you are having as much fun as they are, all the while building a great business in your community. As a franchise owner, you’ll have the unique opportunity to tap into the trending dog bar market, backed by our proven business model and dedicated support. Joining us as a franchise “pawtner” means leveraging a brand that’s wild about their pups while enjoying the benefits of a thriving and rewarding business venture. With our expertise and your dedication, together, we’ll make a significant impact in our communities and bring some dawg gone fun across the nation. Franchise with us today and let’s make mother puppin’ dog bar history together!


We’re looking for dog enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who are wild about being at the forefront of this pup craze revolution in their community. Our franchise model is designed for local owner/operators who want to represent Pups Pub in their community with a fun and exciting atmosphere, always made better with “bitches runnin’ wild”. You’ll need some capital and the ability to qualify for financing, a desire to connect with your local community by offering great hospitality, attracting a great team, and developing a strong pack of local members who love coming to Pups Pub. 

As a Pups Pub franchisee, you’ll open your own mother puppin’ location in a protected territory where you’ll be able to not only have the exclusive rights to operate a Pups Pub but benefit from online sales and further development in your area. In fact, when another Pups Pub opens with a 20-mile radius of your location we reduce your royalty by 1% because we know you probably attracted them to the brand! We call it your “influence area” and it’s a great way for us to grow and for you to benefit.

We provide a turn-key program that allows franchisees to focus on finding a great location, getting open quickly and operating a successful Pups Pub in your local community. Pups Pub Obedience School is our online learning management system to train you and your teams and keep them current. You will receive a generous territory where we will not open another Pups Pub so you have plenty of market to drive your business. Our in-depth marketing playbook will help you build your customer base and keep it growing. We have a relationship with Benetrends Financial, who can help you with any financing you might need to open your Pups Pub franchise. And we are committed to your success through ongoing communications, regular onsite visits and sharing detailed information about the performance of all Pups Pub locations through our proprietary Franchise Management System. 

At Pups Pub, we aren’t just “here to chase tail”, but to provide a compelling and attractive business for you. As dog enthusiasts ourselves, we know exactly what our customers seek in a facility. That’s why we’ve curated an off-leash, fun and most importantly safe environment tailored to the everyday pup lover, offering memberships and pawty package that caters to the 21+ community. With a focus on safety, and a fun atmosphere, our facility fosters and encourages customer loyalty.

We estimate the initial investment to open a single Pups Pub franchise to be between $407,41 to $1,113,494 depending on the size of the location and the condition of the space. The initial franchise fee for our Founding Pawtners is only $35,000 and the continuing royalty is 6% of your sales. We will have a brand fund at some point where we all contribute 1% to start but that will come later once we have a good number of Pups Pub’s open and operating.

For our single-club franchise you’ll need $80,000 in readily available capital and a net worth of $500,000. 

We anticipate it will take between 100 and 250 days to open your Pups Pub after you sign your franchise agreement. We have successfully opened our two locations in less than 200 days from signing each lease and we will help you open as quickly as possible. This will depend on how long it takes to find a qualified location. Our in-house broker has years of experience in commercial real estate, and she will assist you in finding your Pups Pub location at no cost to you. It will also depend on the condition of the space and whether you will need to obtain a building permit versus just remodeling the space.

We do not offer any direct financial assistance, however, we work with Benetrends, a leading financial advisor firm for franchises.  They offer swift, cost-effective, and tailored funding solutions to breathe life into your Pups Pub franchise. Their team of experts employs innovative strategies to secure the optimal funding you need, propelling you into entrepreneurial success. With Benetrends Financial, they’re not just funding your business, they’re transforming dreams into thriving enterprises. Click here to figure out your “Fundability”


  • Dr. Ben Litalien


    Chief Development Pawfficer

    Dr. Ben is a leading expert in franchising worldwide and in love with his long coat German shepherd Shadow, a gift from the founder of RE/MAX. Dr. Ben has built several national brands in franchising including ZEROREZ, On the Run and helped develop the most successful “social franchise” in the world, JIBU in Africa with over 10,000 franchisees in 8 countries offering affordable drinking water. He teaches the Franchise Management Certificate program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC twice a year and is an associate professor at the University of Maryland teaching in the online undergraduate program.  Dr. Ben architected our franchise strategy and leads our franchise development. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife of 38 years, Raeann, and his favorite drink is a smoked Old Fashioned.

  • Rick Arnold

    MBA, CFE

    Chief Operations Pawfficer

    Prior to serving Pups Pub as Director of Operations, Rick was the General Manager and Operating Partner for Zerorez DFW, Inc, in Dallas, Texas, from January 2017 to October 2022, and Chief Operations Officer for Zerorez Franchising Systems Inc. From May 2014 to December 2018. Rick Arnold lives in McKinney, TX., with his wife Diane of 31 years, and their dog Annie. They rescued Annie from a no-kill shelter in Heber, UT, and have had her for about 8 years. Annie likes to run on the golf course behind the house when golfers are not golfing. When she isn’t running around, she likes to play with the grandkids and nap.  

  • Dr. Rocco Rinaldi


    Chief Training & Support Pawfficer

    Dr. Rocco lives in Middletown, Delaware with his wife Jodi and their four rescue dogs, which include two Chihuahua’s, a Pomeranian, and a Dachshund. When not spoiling their dogs silly, they enjoy spending time at bookstores, local cafes, and an occasional trip to the beach. Rocco is an expert in franchise training and support for the past 20 years with several national brands such as H&R Block, Express Tax, Comfort Keepers, and Sodexo. When not serving as a Franchise Consultant for Pups Pub he teaches business courses at Delaware Technical Community College and Wilmington University. 


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