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Our Pet Franchise Partners

Contact: Becca Wilson
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Amy W

Cheddar Managing Director

Dog Walker Cheddar
Amy joined the Friends for Pets team in 2009 after completing her National Diploma in Animal Management. Amy now manages the Cheddar, Wells and Chew Valley and North Somerset teams. Amy has had a wide variety of experience with all species of domestic animals from chickens to horses to reptiles and rodents!

Catherine C

Cardiff Managing Director

Dog Walker Cardiff
Catherine joined Friends for Pets in 2015 and currently manages the Cardiff team. Catherine has volunteered as a dog walker for Cardiff Dogs Home and is a member of Friends for the Dogs, Wales. Catherine currently has two cats Lily and Daisy and her own rescue staff cross Tess aka ‘the bear’! Catherine enjoys regularly walks lots of the Cardiff clients dogs.

Julia B

Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and Frome Managing Director

Dog Walker Bath
Julia joined the Friends for Pets team in 2010. She currently oversees three territories of Friends for Pets and offers clients an exceptional customer service. Animals have always played an enormous part of Julia’s life and she has a vast amount of experience with a wide range of species from hamsters to horses! Julia currently has two very young children so has Alison helping to run her teams.

Lucy M

Bristol Managing Director

Dog Walker Bristol
Lucy lives in Bristol and has always been an animal lover, particularly dogs and cats. In 2016, her fur baby Maisie, the miniature dachshund joined the family who was joined by Alfie in 2018! Lucy is passionate about customer care, having worked in the legal profession for over ten years. Lucy and her team can offer dog walking, pet boarding, doggy day care, pet visits, house sitting and other services tailored to the needs of you and your pet.

Samantha R

Cwmbran and Newport Managing Director

Dog Walker Newport
Samantha has a very keen interest in animals and their welfare. Animals have always been a passion for her and from a very young age she had a wide variety of pets including hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, fish and birds also learning to horse ride and eventually owning her own horses and ponies. Her love of animals lead her on to getting a job at Cefn Mably Farm Park where she cared for and supervised a wide range of agricultural animals. Whilst working there she completed a Dog Grooming OCN and a small holding course. After having her second child she returned to work at Walnut Tree Farm Park. Whilst working there she completed a Diploma in Animal Care and Psychology. Samantha lives in Cwmbran with her husband, two children and two dogs - a yellow labrador and a black bulldog. She loves walking them up the mountain and along the canal.Sam has completed a certificate in dog behaviour and is a qualified Pet First Aider. Sam is currently doing an animal physiotherapy course with the aim to help her own and client's dogs with arthritic changes. Sam is also undertaking a dog nutrition course. Sam has a wealth of experience in handling nervous or reactive dogs as well.

Vicki M

Chew Valley and North Somerset Managing Director

Dog Walker Chew Valley
Vicki has been a dog owner for 25 years, and has lived in the Chew Valley area for 22 years. Vicki has been working as a manager in the charity sector for nearly 30 years but has always enjoyed the outdoor life, which as an alternative to sitting at desk has kept her healthy. Walking dogs, riding horses and looking after various friends animals including cats, chickens and goats, Vicki has always enjoyed unpaid work with animals and is delighted to have taken over management of the Chew Valley and North Somerset Friends for Pets service. With a wealth of business and management experience and qualifications, Vicki is focused on providing high quality customer service to ensure that you and your pet receive a brilliant service. As an animal lover and owner of two Springer Spaniels, Vicki knows that trusting your pet to another person is a big decision and one which her team undertake with great care. A keen environmentalist, Vicki loves the beautiful local countryside and believes we all have a responsibility to keep it clean, tidy and welcoming for all. Vicki is proud to have joined the Friends for Pets team, and to serve the pet owners of her local community.

What are we looking for in a potential franchisee?

We are looking to recruit people with:-
  • A desire to own and run their own business.
  • A desire to provide the best standard of Pet Care in the Country.
  • Energy.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • A love of animals and a desire to improve Animal Welfare standards in the Pet Care Industry.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • A pro-active approach to business planning and development.
  • A want to be the best in their industry.
  • Those who want a work from home business opportunity.
  • More animal driven than money driven. Unsurprisingly the more animal driven you are the more successful financially you will be!
We do not accept everyone as a franchisee. Deciding to buy a Friends for Pets animal franchise is a two- way decision between ourselves and you. We have a comprehensive selection process to ensure that the decision is right for everyone involved.
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