Love dogs? Looking for a change of career? Want to be your own boss?

A Digs for Dogs pet franchise is a perfect way to change your lifestyle for the better, working with dogs whilst at the same time generating a healthy income. The demand for high quality pet care services has continuously grown over the past 10 years and the number of dog owners in Britain is higher than ever.

We’re looking for pet lovers who want to take advantage of this fast growing sector and run their own home-based business within the wonderful world of dogs. Take a look at our self-employed pet franchise opportunities below, our franchise owners claim they have “the best job in the world”.

We understand that family commitments, budget and ambition are different for everyone. We offer two pet franchise opportunities to suit your current lifestyle and budget:

Dog Walking & Pet Services

The Dog Walking Franchise is suited to dog-loving people who are looking for a flexible business that fits in with their lifestyle. A typical day will start around 9:30am and finish around 3:00pm, walking between 10-20 dogs per day. The services we provide include door to door dog walking, puppy visits, elderly dog care, holiday house visits and a pet taxi to the vets or groomers. We walk dogs in carefully chosen groups of up to four where they can enjoy plenty of exercise and socialisation. We regularly keep in touch with our customers whilst they’re at work offering reassurance that their dogs are in safe hands and having plenty of fun.

This is suitable for people looking for a flexible business which can fit in with family life commitments or a semi-retired lifestyle.

The cost of this Franchise is £6,495 + VAT

Dog Walking & Pet Services

Home Boarding

The Home Boarding Franchise is all about ensuring dog owners can go away safe in the knowledge that their best friend is being loved and cared for. You will spend time meeting customers and building a network of host families to arrange happy holiday homes for dogs.

Each day is different and consists of registering new customers, building up a network of dog-loving families and chauffeuring dogs to and from their Holiday Homes.

Using our bespoke IT system, we build a profile of their dog(s) including any behaviour quirks, exercise, sleeping and feeding routine. We then match the dogs with a suitable family and offer full support whilst the dog is in their care. We regularly keep in touch with our customers and our host families to ensure they have complete peace of mind and make sure every dog has a fantastic holiday too.

This is more suited to people looking for a full time business that has the potential for higher earnings.

The cost of this Franchise is £10,995 + VAT

Home Boarding

So what does it take to become a franchisee?

Digs for Dogs franchisees first and foremost need to be passionate about dogs. We’re looking for enthusiastic, sociable and warm hearted dog lovers, with the ambition to grow a successful business.

To get you started in your first year we have put together a Business Package to include everything you need to promote and manage your new pet franchise business. With the right tools and support you will be operating a profitable business in no time at all and have a sound investment for the future.

Starting out on your own is tough and new businesses need to stay ahead of the competition. By investing into a Digs for Dogs pet franchise you will save the time and cost of establishing a new business from scratch.

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It’s the best job in the world!

I joined Digs for Dogs after working in the textile industry for over twenty years. Starting a new business can be very daunting but Digs for Dogs made the whole process seem easy. Every detail was thoroughly explained & training was well organised and professional. To be able to walk dogs every day is a dream come true! My only regret is not doing it sooner, it’s the best job in the world!

Carl Suthurst, Dog Walking - Whitefield