A big warm welcome from Jo, We Love Pets founder.
For ten years, we’ve been providing dog walking and pet sitting services to thousands of happy customers. We’re a family business with people and their pets at the heart of what we do.
I set We Love Pets up in 2008 to meet the demand for pet care for busy pet owners. Although I enjoyed my previous employment I wanted a challenge, and always fancied being my own boss and my passion for pets won through!
It was a success from day one and the business grew, and grew! We started franchising in 2013 and haven’t looked back. All our franchisees are successful and happy, and enjoy the support they provide to each other and from head office.
Ten years on we are an award-winning, British Franchising Association accredited franchise company. We’re in the top 7% of UK Franchises of hundreds of franchises in the UK (rated by Elite Franchising UK) and rated in the top 18 franchises in the UK (Start Up 2018).
I run We Love Pets with my husband Ryan. We live, and run the business, in Wiltshire. Our family consists of our daughter, son and labrador called Red, so we understand the pressure of getting a good work/life balance. Ryan has a long history of working with animals and teaches animal care part time at Wiltshire College (which is where we do a lot of our training). He also manages the Dog Walking Qualifications at Wiltshire College. I have degrees in Animal Science & Behaviour, Business and a Post Graduate degree in Law, and a corporate work background, as well as ten years experience of working with pets.
Our Operations Director Laura began as a dog walker and her role grew with the business. She now provides our franchises with an excellent support system. She has a family of three children, dog, two horses and guinea pigs, so she certainly knows what it’s like to manage a family and career. Laura also has a diploma in Leadership and Management.
We have grown our head office team to include support from a solicitor, vet nurse, marketing expert and fabulous administration staff.