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Dog Business Opportunities

Contact: Becca Wilson
Office Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

How much is the initial investment for a Friends for Pets Dog Walking franchise?

The figures below are based on owning a single pet related franchise territory comprising of approximately 65,000 households. Initial Pet Sitting Franchise Fee £8995. Provisions should also be made for living costs for the first few months whilst you are establishing your new dog business.
N.B. You may be able to get assistance with a start-up loan for this initial investment. Please speak to us for more information on this.

What do you get for your initial Investment?

 Your Investment
The initial investment includes:-
  • Expert advice and support on your Dog Business Set Up.
  • A license to operate in an exclusive territory under the Friends for Pets brand.
  • Full initial training course for everything you need to be able to start and develop your pet related business.
  • Lease of our intellectual property enabling you to easily maintain and grow your dog business.
  • Year 1 Insurance
  • Dog Boarding Policies, Procedures, record templates rated 4* and 5* across each local authority we operate in.
  • Your marketing leaflets, flyers, business cards, vehicle magnets as well as digital copies of all of these.
  • Laminator & Pouches
  • Branded clothing
  • Dog Walking Equipment
  • Your own Friends for Pets email and Search Engine Optimised web page.
  • Use of our tailored booking system and software
  • Operations Manual
  • All legal franchise and Pet Carer contracts
  • Dog Tags
  • Access to our online customer, booking and invoicing database
  • Access to our marketing and recruitment strategy.
  • Contracts for your pet carers
  • Customer registration forms for all pet care services
  • Pet Carer Audit paperwork and checklists

The Ongoing monthly franchise fee is then 10% of the monthly turnover. This covers:-

 Ongoing Benefits
  • Round the clock support from head office and as much as you need to make your business a success.
  • National Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimisation.
  • Maintenance of your companies and whole brand digital presence.
  • Updates to all forms, contracts and legal templates.
  • CPD for you and your team of pet carers.

What can you earn with a Friends for Pets dog walking franchise?

 Earning Potential
So what return do you get for your investment in a Friends for Pets dog business?
Well the choice is yours! You can push the growth of your pet related franchise as much as you wish. Based on our original pet franchise figures you can earn approximately £20,000- £25,000 in year 1, £40,000-£50,000 in year 2 and £60,000 - £70,000 in year 3. Two of our newer pet franchisees have reached over £3000 per month by month 9 though so it really depends on what you want out of your dog business. The franchisor offers no guarantee that similar figures will be achieved by any franchisee and they should not be relied on as warranty or guarantee.

Our State of the Art Online Pet Sitting Franchise Software

 Screenshot of our system
You will have full access to our state of the art online system tailored to your pet franchise and your pet carers will have limited access to this as well.We have developed our own tailored bookings database to record all of your clients, their pets details, record all bookings, generation of pet carer’s calendars, creation of automated invoices and pay for your pet carers as well as much more to help you. There is currently no other system on the market that does what our system can do and we currently only lease this system to our franchisees and managers. We are always updating our system to keep up with the times.

The Pet Academy

 Pet Academy
The pet academy is our sister company that provides pet care education to third parties as well as everyone within Friends for Pets. As a pet franchise partner you will have full access to this and so will each and every one of your pet carers. There is a range of online courses as well as some classroom based courses, which can take place either at our Friends for Pets HQ or a venue near you. The pet academy enables us to provide training and qualifications to anyone working within the pet care industry or to those who are just dedicated pet owners.

Your Tailored Pet Sitting Franchise Training Programme

 Our Initial Training Programme
You will be provided with a comprehensive training package tailored to your requirements, which will take place online, at our head office and within your territory. This training will give you everything you need to launch and run your Friends for Pets franchise. Training topics are extensive and will include the following:-
  • A Tailored training plan for you
  • Company Overview
  • Getting your company set up
  • Services we provide and how we do them
  • Home Boarding in depth
  • Level 3 Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals
  • Marketing
  • Day to day running of your business
  • Customer Service
  • Accounting and finance
A full breakdown of training is listed in our franchise prospectus which you can download using the link below.

Your Ongoing Animal Franchise Support

 Your Ongoing Support
You will be provided with as much ongoing support as you need to make your business a success. It is in our interest to give you as much support as you need as we are only as successful as our franchisees. Ongoing support includes:-
  • Around the clock support whenever you need it.
  • Access to new marketing templates, forms, contracts, tips, legal guidance.
  • Online client booking facility.
  • Online pet carer recruitment facility.
  • Online pet carer training for your teams.
  • Business Development and growth support.
  • Digital marketing support.
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