Discover Your Dream Career

Turn your love for dogs into a profitable business with a Digs for Dogs Home Boarding Franchise. Learn how to be your own boss, work with dogs, and achieve the work-life balance you've always wanted.

Working in the Wonderful World of Dogs...

What makes Digs for Dogs unique?

Our model isn’t about boarding dogs in your own home. It’s about finding a network of dedicated hosts who will provide a loving home for your customers’ dogs. You’ll act as the coordinator, ensuring a perfect match between dog owners and boarders.

Do I need prior experience in the dog care industry?

No prior experience is necessary! Our comprehensive training program covers everything, from dog behavior to business management. If you have a love for dogs and a desire to run your own business, you’re the perfect fit.

How much can I earn?

The dog boarding industry is thriving, and with an established business, you can achieve an annual turnover of £75,000 or more. We don’t set sales targets, our focus is to provide you with a lifestyle business that aligns with your goals. Together, we’ll work to achieve the turnover you desire while ensuring a healthy work-life balance.

What kind of support can I expect?

Our support doesn’t end with training. We offer ongoing assistance in marketing, customer acquisition, and business operations. You’re part of a network of like-minded individuals, sharing experiences and insights.

Where can I run my business?

You will operate your business from home but you will have your own exclusive territory, all enquiries within your area will be passed directly to you – we even have a friendly contact centre to help you with this. Each territory is equal in terms of opportunity, and is tailored to be as local to you as possible.

What’s the initial investment, and are there ongoing fees?

The initial investment for our franchise is £10,995+VAT. Additionally, there is a 10% monthly management fee. We believe in transparency, and these fees cover the comprehensive support, training, and services we provide to help you build and grow a successful business.

What’s Included

We provide the systems and tools to make running your business as simple and possible, so you can spend more time with those four-legged friends you love.
Our franchise packages include:

Exclusive Geographic Location

Exclusive Geographic Location

Training & Support

Training & Support

Extensive Marketing Materials

Extensive Marketing Materials

Full Vehicle Livery

Full Vehicle Livery

Cutting Edge IT Infrastructure

Cutting Edge IT Infrastructure

Accredited Canine First Aid Course

Accredited Canine First Aid Course

How Does It All Work?

Home Comforts:

Our home boarding service is all about recreating the comforts of home for dogs. When you choose to be a part of our franchise, you’ll be matching dogs with carefully selected host families who open their doors and hearts to provide a cozy, loving environment. This isn’t about running a  kennel or a crowded facility from your own home; it’s about creating a network of hosts who can provide care for dogs while their owners are away.

Personalised Matchmaking:

Our service begins with a thoughtful matchmaking process. As a franchisee, you’ll work closely with dog owners to understand their pets’ personalities, preferences, and routines. You’ll then find the perfect host family to ensure that each dog feels right at home, ensuring a stress-free experience for both the dog and the owner.

A True Home Away from Home:

Unlike traditional kennels, where dogs can often feel anxious or isolated, our home boarding service offers a true “home away from home.” Our host families are carefully vetted and committed to offering dogs a safe and secure place to stay, ensuring both their physical and emotional needs are met.

Trusted Host Families:

Our host families are not looking to run a business themselves. They open their homes to these furry companions because they’re genuinely passionate about dogs.

We constantly keep in touch with our host families so we can provide regular updates, photos, and messages to the owners. This way they can enjoy peace of mind knowing their dogs are having a fantastic time whilst they are away on holiday.

Training and Support:

As a Digs for Dogs franchisee, you’ll benefit from our comprehensive training and ongoing support. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to run a successful home boarding service. We assist in recruiting and licensing home boarders, plus generating leads for you to grow your business.

Join Our Pack:

Earn what you want to earn. With our unique business model, you have the potential to achieve an annual turnover of £75,000+ while maintaining an excellent work-life balance. You can enjoy financial success while still having time for the things that matter in life.

Investment & Earnings

Invest in your future and turn your love for dogs into a rewarding career. Here's a breakdown of the investment and potential earnings:

Franchise Investment:

The initial franchise fee is £10,995 + VAT. This cost includes everything you need to get your business off the ground.

Vehicle Purchase:

In addition to the franchise fee, you will need to purchase a white Peugeot Partner or Citroën Berlingo. We will handle the livery for your vehicle, ensuring it’s professionally branded.

Flexible Payment Plans:

Starting your franchise couldn’t be easier. We offer flexible payment plans to suit your circumstances, with the option to start repayment after the first year. This flexibility ensures you have more financial breathing room at the start of your journey.

High Earning Potential:

The demand for dog boarding services continues to grow, providing ample earning potential. Once your Digs for Dogs franchise is fully established, it’s entirely possible to reach an annual turnover of £75,000 or more, with a profit margin of approximately 60%.

Our franchise package is all-inclusive, covering everything from training and marketing support to operational guidance. You’ll receive comprehensive assistance to help you succeed in your new venture.

If you have a passion for dogs, enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, and want to tap into the thriving pet care industry, the Digs for Dogs Home Boarding Franchise could be your ideal opportunity. It’s a chance to turn your passion into a lucrative business, all with the support of a well-established and successful brand.

It’s a Business in a Box!

"The Digs for Dogs franchise provides all the tools, knowledge, experience and support you need when setting up your own business, so that you can get stuck into with what matters most - making dogs happy!"

Our Family

Digs for Dogs isn’t just a franchise.
It’s a family.

Claudia Smith | Worsley & Walkden

“The training couldn’t have been more thorough, it covered so much more than I would have thought of myself. Digs for Dogs’ bespoke system really has made the administration easy and quite painless to do. I didn’t expect my new business to take off like it has at all!”

Carl Suthurst | Whitefield

“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 work with dogs every day is a dream come true! My only regret is not doing it sooner”

Emma Croft | Rochdale & Oldham

“From making my initial interest known to signing on the dotted line, I could not have received more support, enthusiasm and information.

“Debbie and the team were inherently professional but also personable, friendly and there for any questions or concerns I raised at any stage during the process!

“I was extremely impressed with the standard and quality of the training week I had with three more fellow franchisees.”

Peter & Louise | Cheadle & Bramhall

“We’ve been very excited to see how our business has grown over the past year and can’t wait to start the new year. We never expected to be so busy so quickly and its so much more fun looking forward to a “doggy monday” rather than a “laptop and moaning customers monday”.

Lisa Rose | Wigan

“Knowing that I would have in-depth training before I set up my business, in order to ease me into the idea of working for myself and all the organisational aspects of doing so, helped tremendously.

“The fact that this support and on-going training still continues as my business grows has made me so much more settled, confident and connected to all aspects of the business.”

Don't just take our word for it...

Franchise Resales

Buy an existing franchise

Rochdale & Oldham

Digs for Dogs has been operating in the area for over 7 years now, and this home boarding franchise has a fantastic, loyal customer base and a selection of fantastic, regular home boarders. The existing business and impeccable reputation in the area gives you the opportunity to be earning from day one and continue to take it from success to success. This is an exceptionally exciting time for the right person, with energy and ambition, to take advantage of this well-established dog home boarding business.

Current Turnover: Approx. £45,000 per year.
Potential Turnover: Up to £75,000 per year.
Asking Price: £27,500 – Includes customer base, equipment, training and full franchise package.

Blackburn & Burnley

Don’t miss your chance to acquire a thriving Digs for Dogs franchise, an established and highly reputable pet care business serving the Blackburn and Burnley areas for the last nine successful years. This franchise promises immediate returns from a loyal customer base and an efficient network of home boarders.

Take this lucrative opportunity to become the new proud owner of a fully established and successful franchise with potential earnings reaching up to £75,000 per year. Act now, and seize this chance to own a business with a strong, profitable history.

Current Turnover: Approx. £50,000 per year.
Potential Turnover: Up to £75,000 per year.
Asking Price: Offers Welcome– Includes customer base, van & equipment, training and full franchise package.

Ready for Change?

Where it all began...

Debbie Pomfret, awarded “Business Woman of the Year 2020” at MIBBA, first launched Digs for Dogs in Bury in April 2012 after working many years in a career of sales and marketing.

“A dog owner all my life, I understand how important it is to have peace of mind that your four-legged friend is being cared for when you’re not around.

To this day, demand for our professional, friendly and award winning service is still rocketing, and is the reason my business initially grew so rapidly.

In 2014 I realised that I had the business model and experience to help other dog-loving people find the change of career they were looking for. The very first franchise was sold that year, and I am extremely proud that Digs for Dogs has grown to now operate 37 franchises across the North of England.

I look forward to speaking to more ambitious and passionate individuals about joining our family of dog lovers and running their own successful pet services business!”

– Debbie Pomfret, Founder & Managing Director