Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Franchise Opportunities Be your own boss and run your own pet business
There are so many things that we include in our franchise package. They’ll all help you to hit the ground running and build on tried and tested methods and procedures we’ve developed over the years. Here’s an overview of what’s included:
Our award winning training is provided in partnership with Wiltshire College & University, an Ofqual accredited organisation. So you know the training is of a high standard.
City & Guilds Dog Walking Certificate
City & Guilds Pet Sitting Certificate
Dog behaviour training
Pet first aid training
Managing and motivating a team
Marketing and business training
Health and safety
Rotas and bookings
Recruitment, HR & payroll
Legal issues, data protection & insurance
Accounting and finance
“Training is really fun, as well as in depth initial training a lot of it is ongoing, online courses. We have pet first aid training and regular business updates from Head office.”
Julie Turner, Newbury Franchisee since July 2014
Business set up
Take the worry out of starting your own business – we help you with websites, social media, licenses and business cards.
Exclusive protected territory to operate within
Licence to operate under a trademarked brand
Handbook and helpsheets
Web page and web page maintenance
Search engine optimisation
Online directory registration and internet marketing
Facebook and Google Adwords campaigns
Social media support
Police Disclosure Certificate (to provide reassurance to your clients)
First year insurance (care & custody, public liability and employers liability)
Stationery, including letterheads and compliments slips
500 business cards
1,000 full colour double-sided premium leaflets
We Love Pets email address
"The whole business side of things such as the facts, accounting and marketing scared me! It appealed to me that, with We Love Pets, it was all just part of the package and taken in hand for you. We Love Pets have been extremely supportive and the accountancy firm they have linked me up with has also been very good."
Sophie Baldwin, Stroud Franchisee since May 2016.
Franchisee marketing package
In its first year, a new company might spend as much as half of its money on marketing (Small Business Chronicle, 2015).
With We Love Pets you don’t have to worry about this cost. Our marketing programme is included in your franchise fee.
We strengthen the brand, and promote our services, by using a mix of website development and optimisation, social media campaigns, news, blogs, public relations, print advertising, trade shows and other special events.
We’ll help you to plan your local marketing campaign and provide you with 1000 flyers, 500 business cards and some magazine adverts to get you started.
"The help and support from head office, Jo and Laura, is priceless."
Zoe, Chippenham Franchisee since August 2017
Ongoing support for We Love Pets franchisees
We won’t leave you on your own until you’re ready and even then we’ll be here at the end of the phone or email should you need us.
Support from Operations Director
Support from dedicated mentor
Vet nurse support – contact our vet nurse anytime with questions about pets
Legal support – advice line to corporate solicitor
Ongoing training, when required
Intranet (with useful templates, forms, news, tips, guidance and helpsheets)
News & events page
"We couldn’t have come this far without the huge amount of support we received from Head Office."
Jo & Lorna, Farnham Franchisees since October 2016
"The website brings almost all of our customers, as well as some recommendations ."
Fiona, Royal Wootton Bassett Franchisee since February 2015.
Additional training and mentoring scheme
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"Ongoing support has been great. Always someone who has experienced similar problems."
Tracey, Reading East Franchisee since April 2014
"I speak to other franchisees regularly and we bounce ideas off each other."
Julie, Newbury Franchisee since July 2014
Ongoing services for We Love Pets franchisees
We provide the following ongoing services to our franchisees, inclusive of your franchise fee:
Online client booking facility
Online recruitment adverts
Police checks and reference checks for new staff
Employment and work contracts for new staff
Social media marketing and web page updates
"Knowing I have the backing of the policies and procedures also gives me the confidence to know I am doing everything right for my team, the customers and their pets. Head Office support me with everything from technical issues, to HR to marketing. It’s invaluable."
Claire Newport, Cirencester Franchisee since April 2014
"We're not involved in the legals, paperwork or technicalities. Without that there would have been a lot more stress and we would have lost focus."
Jayne & Mike Walker, Didcot Franchisees since April 2015