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?

Your business package

Our pet franchise packages include:

  • Initial 5-year partnership (extendable by agreement)
  • Lead generation
  • Exclusive geographic area
  • Use of trademark, name, logo & branding
  • Full training & operational support
  • Accredited canine first aid course
  • Optional Canine behaviour course
  • Extensive marketing plan
  • Promotional materials
  • Bespoke IT infrastructure

Brand Awareness – Our investment in digital marketing through SEO, social media, PPC and web design mean we have a very strong online presence that will continuously generate leads for your business.

Bespoke Systems – Our bespoke IT systems make the administration involved with running your business less time consuming. We are continuously looking for new ways to improve our systems for the benefit of franchisees so you can spend your time on the important stuff… the dogs!

Customer Contact Centre – Our dedicated team is on hand Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm to deal with all inbound calls, on your behalf, meaning that you never miss a call. All enquiries are forwarded on for you to arrange a meeting with the customer or home boarder.

Your business package

Training & support

From our very first meeting through to the launch and operation of your new business, we understand that you will need support, training and mentoring until you are comfortable enough to run it on your own.

You do not need previous experience or knowledge of the pet care industry, nor do you need to be a business mogul, but a genuine love of dogs is essential. You will receive full training in sales, marketing, administration and operational procedures, learning everything you need to run your own business.

We provide a comprehensive training programme covering all aspects of the business, enabling you to be up and running in no time.

Joining Digs for Dogs means we support you every step of the way! It is important to us that each of our franchisees understands the company as well as we do and operates their business with the care and attention to detail that has made us so popular with dog owners.

Training & support


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.


Get in touch!

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  • How will you be looking to fund this investment?
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I could not have received more support

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