Do you feel stuck in an unhappy job? Fed up with the long commute? Looking for a new career that fits around your lifestyle?

A Digs for Dogs Home Boarding franchise offers dog owners an alternative to kennels and the reassurance that their pet is being cared for in a friendly and loving environment. It is a fantastic home-based business opportunity for anyone looking to improve their lifestyle whilst still generating a healthy income.

A Bit About Us

A family business, Digs for Dogs was established in 2012 in Bury, Greater Manchester. Due to the demand for our home boarding service we have since expanded across the whole of the North West and parts of Yorkshire. We are now looking to find more like-minded dog lovers who want to join the Digs for Dogs family and run their own successful home boarding businesses across the nation.

A Digs for Dogs franchise offers you the opportunity to own your own business and work from home delivering a fantastic service that makes a positive impact in other dog owners’ lives.

Our proven business franchise model has been developed and tailored to suit your lifestyle and business aspirations. With us, you will benefit from a healthy income and the flexibility to dictate your own working hours, allowing you control over your work life balance.

A Bit About Us

What's Involved?

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 for 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.

What's Involved?


What sort of turnover can you expect?

Following our proven business model you can expect to turn over up to £30,000 in your first year, £46,000 in Year 2 and £64,000 in Year 3.

Remember however that although you will be acquiring a proven, successful concept this is still your business and success is dependent on the work that you put in.

Is my area exclusive to me?

Yes, we provide you with an exclusive postcode based territory. All enquiries within your area will be passed directly to you.

Can I resell the business?

Yes, a Digs for Dogs franchise is an investment in your future!

Digs for Dogs franchises have a proven track record of high resale value. Successful franchises are sold for many times the initial investment.

Can I obtain finance?

Your bank will have a specialist Franchise Advisor and we would suggest you contact them to discuss your finance options. We will be glad to help you with this process if necessary.

Will I need a vehicle?

Yes. We require you to buy either a Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner, fitted out with safe, secure, pet friendly cages. We supply the Digs for Dogs branding on the vehicle, which is undoubtedly one of our most successful forms of advertising within a local area.

What about advertising?

Included in your franchise fee is a substantial budget for launch advertising and ongoing activity during your first year. We provide comprehensive digital and physical marketing strategies to ensure your business continues to grow.

What about insurance and security?

We supply Public Liability and Employers Liability insurance for you for your first year and will happily help you with any renewals for your subsequent years.


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Our pet franchise opportunities now include:

  • Dog Walking and Pet Services Franchise
  • Home Boarding Franchise

We work closely with all of our franchisees to provide you with the initial training you’ll need prior to trading, as well as continued support as your business grows and moves forward. You don’t have to have previous business experience to build a successful pet franchise, as Digs for Dogs will provide you with the systems and tools to get your franchise up and running and generating a healthy income.

The Digs for Dogs brand delivers a “promise of an experience” for dog owners who are looking for excellent customer service and peace of mind that their beloved pet is being cared for when they can’t be there.

By investing time, developing ideas and continually promoting the business, we now offer successful Home Boarding and Dog Walking franchise opportunities nationwide.

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From making my initial interest known to signing on the dotted line, I could not have received more support, enthusiasm and information. Debbie and team were inherently professional but also personable, friendly and there for any question or concern I raised at any stage during the process!

Emma Croft, Home Boarding - Rochdale and Oldham