Working in the Wonderful World of Dogs...

Is this a job for me?

Dogs are definitely the best judges of character, which is why dog lovers are the best kind of people! If you are a determined individual who wants to take advantage of this fast growing sector, earn a healthy income and run your own home-based pet services business – then yes, this is the perfect job for you!

What if I’ve never owned a business before?

No problem! The Digs for Dogs franchise model includes everything you need; from innovative marketing, bespoke infrastructure to operational support. We have designed it to make every aspect of your business as simple as possible, and we will be with you every step of the way.

How much can I earn?

A dog walking franchisee can turnover up to £40,000.
A home boarding franchise can turnover over up to £80,000.
*A full financial breakdown is available upon enquiry.

Why buy a franchise?

We know starting out on your own is tough – we’ve been there! To survive, it is essential for new businesses to stay ahead of the competition. By investing into a Digs for Dogs franchise you’re already half way there.

Our comprehensive franchise package saves you the time and cost of establishing a new brand from scratch, and includes everything you need to kickstart your new Digs for Dogs Pet Services business!

Government-led funding is available for up to 100% of the fee through the Start-up loan scheme.

Our Franchise Packages

Dog Home Boarding


“Being a Digs for Dogs home boarding franchisee is a very varied and sociable job!”

🐾 Fill your days meeting and registering new doggy customers.

🐾 Work from your home office, using our bespoke Digs for Dogs IT infrastructure, arranging dog’s holidays.

🐾 Enjoy building detailed doggy profiles, including personality traits, behaviour quirks and routines.

🐾 Take satisfaction in perfectly matching dogs with suitable home boarding families.

🐾 Provide a chauffeuring service for dogs to and from their holiday homes.

🐾 Keep in touch with your customers to ensure they have complete peace of mind that their dog is having a fantastic holiday too!

Full set up of a Home Boarding Franchise is £10,995 + VAT

Dog Walking & Pet Services


“If you love walking and talking dogs, the Digs for Dogs dog walking franchise is the business for you!”

🐾 Work in the great outdoors every day, offering group adventures, one to one walks & puppy visits.

🐾 Enjoy a flexible business and a healthy work-life balance.

🐾 Earn a generous income, whilst playing with puppies, assisting with training & socialisation.

🐾 Arrange new registration meetings and organise your dogs into small, cohesive groups.

🐾 Get out and about marketing, recruiting new additions to your pack.

🐾 Keep in contact with your customers, with photos and videos of their pups, having a great time with their dog walking pals.

🐾 Be the best part of 20 different dog’s days!

Full set up of a Dog Walking Franchise is £6,495 + VAT

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

Exclusive Marketing Material

Exclusive Marketing Material

Full Vehicle Livery

Full Vehicle Livery

Cutting Edge IT Infrastructure

Cutting Edge IT Infrastructure

Accredited Canine First Aid Course

Accredited Canine First Aid Course

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!”

Emma Croft | Rochdale and 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 it’s 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.”

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 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.”

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

Who We Are and What We Do

Digs for Dogs is an award-winning franchise network based in the North West of England, offering award winning dog home boarding, professional dog walking and a range of other pet services.

We know it can be difficult for people to say goodbye to their furry friends, even for just a few hours. That’s why, since 2012, our customers have relied on us to look after their dogs whenever they can’t be there.

With a daily dog walking service they can trust and our perfect alternative to kennels, we ensure our customers know their pooch is still having the best time, with a company who truly cares.

We have extended our franchise opportunities across the North West and are now looking for dedicated and ambitious dog lovers, who may be at a career crossroads or perhaps facing redundancy, the chance to invest in their future.

Designed by dog lovers, the Digs for Dogs business model gives our franchise owners the confidence to run their own profitable and successful pet services business.

You can finally be your own boss, and enjoy a flexible and healthy work-life balance, in the wonderful world of dogs!

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!

Buy an Exisiting Franchise

Looking for a quick return on your investment? Why not purchase an existing business?

We currently have established and successful home boarding and dog walking franchises for sale in various locations. These franchise packages include a loyal customer base, existing brand reputation in the area, plus everything else you need to walk away from training ready to start earning money from day one.

We are looking for dedicated and ambitious dog lovers to take advantage of the ever-growing pet sector and continue to grow these renowned businesses.

Our training options, marketing strategies and propriety business model offers a unique opportunity within the pet industry. You can join our friendly franchise network and have the confidence to run a profitable pet services business – Digs for Dogs will be with you every step of the way!

Where Digs for Dogs 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 Dog Walking franchise was sold that year, and I am extremely proud that Digs for Dogs has grown to now operate 35 franchises across Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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