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Dog Franchises: Why Investing in Our Furry Friends is a Smart Idea

Did you know that approximately 44% of all households in the United States have a dog?  Dog ownership has tripled in the U.S. since the 1970’s.

The average U.S. dog owner spends $3500 annually on their dog.  Approximately 38% of that is spent on food and another 22% is spent on medicine and pet supplies.  The remaining 40% is for veterinary care.

In fact, over $50 billion is spent on man’s best friend in the U.S. annually!  Do you want some of that?

If you love dogs, you may want to consider owning a franchise that caters to fellow dog owners.  According to Joel Libava, Franchise Ownership Advisor, here are six dog franchises that are worth investigating.

Sit Means Sit

This dog-training franchise has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years.  Sit Means Sit is one of the largest and most successful animal based dog training companies in the U.S.

This exceptional national company provides a top-notch studied, tested, and proven specialized approach resulting in the dog’s ability to maintain focus to the task at hand, even around distractions, in a non-confrontational way.  This badly needed multi-billion dollar service is recession-proof.

To learn more about the Sit Means Sit franchise, click here.

Wags N’ Wash

Dogs, especially when they get wet from rain, tend to smell strongly and unpleasantly.  Wags N’ Wash is one of several dog franchises that provides a place where you can get your dog washed and smelling really nice.

This franchise offers four revenue streams and includes a retail center with high quality food, supplements, bedding, toys and a bakery with human grade freshly baked treats.  It also offers a self-service wash with a proprietary line of shampoos and a professional grooming service.

Pet Butler

With a low franchise fee and total initial investment, the Pet Butler franchise opportunity is an attractive choice for dog lovers who want to be their own boss.  Since 1988, Pet Butler has been providing an industry-leading pet waste cleanup and removal in outdoor areas of customers’ homes and apartments.

With this business, franchisees won’t have to worry about taking calls during busy times.  Pet Butler provides a state-of-the-art call center to take calls from prospective new customers and converts them into paying customers.

Pet Supplies Plus

As mass marketers’ sales slump, pet specialty retail sales are trending upward.  Pet Supplies Plus beats the competition by providing consistent, knowledgeable service and unbeatable prices.

The investment for a Pet Supplies franchise is quite substantial, because of the store size and the incredible amount of inventory franchisees must carry.  The successful business model allows Pet Supplies Plus franchise owner to be profitable at smaller volume levels, enter small markets and carry brands that many competitors cannot.

Fetch! Pet Care

Fetch! Pet Care is the nation’s largest provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services.  This trusted provider also offers private boarding, pet taxi and more.

Founded in 2002, this pet care franchise services more than 1500 communities nationwide.  Fetch! Pet Care has a low initial investment.


Today’s dog parents don’t want just anyone taking care of their fur babies while they’re away on vacation; they want to feel that their dogs are safe and having fun when they are boarded.  And they are willing to pay for it.

Dogtopia modern facilities provide a healthy, safe and fun environment for dogs to socialize and play in while being supervised by highly trained and loving personnel.  Multiple, spacious playrooms allow guests to be separated by size and temperaments.

Click here to learn more about the Dogtopia franchise.

To read the Joel Libava’s full article about the above dog franchise opportunities, click here.

As dog franchises continue to grow in popularity, could one of these be right for you?

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