The British love their pets, that’s for sure. We own 54 million of them - which means there's an increasing demand for places to leave our beloved dogs to get care and exercise while we are at work. While other areas of household spending have been slashed in recent times, the money invested in pets has gone in the opposite direction. According to TotallyMoney.com, the British are now paying out a record amount of over £7 billion on their animals – including pampering services – an incredible 25% growth since 2010.
If you love dogs and dream of opening up a dog day care business, how can you make it a reality?
If you have a location in mind, the next big decision is to become independent or become your own boss as a dog day care franchisee. The second option offers some vitally important advantages, as setting up in any pet-related sector is not as easy as it sounds. Looking after dogs all day sounds fun, but you need business management skills.
A dog day care franchise offers a proven business model; branding that dog owners trust, and support on things such as location, planning regulations and creating a website. It makes sure you have the right insurance and compliance systems in place and preferential rates for equipment and supplies.
Some of the leaders in this industry are waiting to hear from ambitious entrepreneurs, including Doggies Day Out and Aunties Doggies. Other franchise networks are supported by Four Paws, which also does dog grooming, and My Best Friend, which adds pet transport into the mix. Wagging Tails, Pet Stay and Barking Mad all support franchisees offering dog boarding and day care in their own home.
Sniffing out the dog day care franchise that's best for you takes time. We can help to get your business pampering pooches as quickly as possible.