About us - meet the team | We Love Pets Franchise
Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Franchise Opportunities
Be your own boss and run your own pet business

About us

For over 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.

We Love Pets was set up by Jo White in 2007 to meet the demand for pet care for busy pet owners. Although she enjoyed her previous employment, she wanted a challenge and always fancied being her own boss.

We Love Pets started offering franchises in 2013 and haven’t looked back. We can honestly say that all of our franchisees are successful and happy, they enjoy the support they get from us and provide to each other.

We are an award-winning, British Franchising Association accredited franchise company. We won Emerging Franchisor of the Year in 2018 by the BFA. We’re in the top 7% of UK Franchises in the UK (rated by Elite Franchising UK in 2018) and rated in the top 18 franchises in the UK (Start Up 2018).


Our support team

Our franchise support team has grown over the years and now has a great mix of skills, knowledge and qualifications. Running a dog walking business and loving dogs don’t qualify a franchisor to advise franchisees on how to run their dog walking franchise, so we have a variety of people with expertise in business.

Got a legal question? Our solicitor provides free advice to our franchisees

Got a pet care question? Our vet nurse can help you with her knowledge and skills.

Got a business question? Our Director and founder Jo has a business and law degree and has run a WLP branch from day one.

Ryan, our other Director oversees support and has run his own successful pet food businesses over the years, as well as teaching animal care at further education level.

Marketing questions? Our marketing manager worked at Natures Menu for three years before joining the team, she knows the pet care market inside out!

One stop shop Intranet and further training: And in addition to our support team we have a comprehensive Intranet which includes resources, training guides and online courses so you can brush up on skills and take part in ongoing training.

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Jo (Company Director)

Jo set We Love Pets up in 2008 to meet a demand for pet care. Jo has an extensive business background and has degrees in Law, Business and Animal Science. WLP is a family business; Jo is married to Ryan and they live in Wiltshire with a young daughter and their family Labrador. 

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Laura (Director - franchisee support)

Laura looks after the operational side of We Love Pets. She provides an excellent support service to our franchisees and their teams. Laura started working for WLP in 2013, first as a dog walker in Newbury, then Franchise Manager and now as Operations Director. She has a Labrador and two horses.

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Ryan (Director - new franchisees)

Ryan runs the franchise recruitment side of the business, he also teaches part time as an Animal Care Instructor at Wiltshire College. He loves to meet potential franchisees to answer questions and hear about their own life stories. 

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Chelsey (Vet Nurse)

Chelsey trained to be a vet nurse in Canada. She moved to the UK in 2014 and has worked as a vet nurse for ten years. She currently works at a vets practice in Wiltshire as well as teaching vet nurse courses. She supports franchisees by providing training and advice services. 

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Catherine (Marketing)

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Emily (Marketing Support)

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Nicola (Solicitor)

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Ruth (Accountant)

Ruth is a partner at our accountants. They provide a great accountancy service to our franchisees.

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