Who We Are and What We Do
Digs for Dogs is a successful 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!
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.
Where can I run my business?
You will operate your business from an exclusive postcode-based territory, and 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.
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 in 2022!
You will be operating a successful and profitable business in no time at all, and have a sound investment for the future.
Our Franchise Packages
Dog Home Boarding
Being a Digs for Dogs Home Boarding franchisee is a sociable job! You will spend time meeting customers, networking locally and building relationships with your hosts, who will provide happy holiday homes for your doggy customers.
Each day is different – you will be out marketing and recruiting your network of home boarding families. You will be registering new customers, chauffeuring dogs to and from their holiday homes, and ensuring dog owners have safe knowledge that their best friend is being loved and cared for whilst they are away.
Using our bespoke IT infrastructure, you will build a doggy profile for all customers, including any behaviour quirks, exercise, sleeping and feeding routines. This system easily allows you to organise holidays and perfectly match dogs with suitable home boarding families. You will be on hand to offer full support whilst the dogs are in the care of your hosts, and regularly keep in touch with the 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 £12,495 + VAT
Dog Walking & Pet Services
If you love walking and talking dogs, the Digs for Dogs Dog Walking Franchise is the one for you! Yes, it’s true – you can get paid to play with puppies and enjoy the great outdoors everyday.
From group adventure walks, to one to one care, assisting with training and giving pups some social experience, your days will differ each week. A typical day will start around 9:30am and finish around 3:00pm, walking between 10-20 dogs per day. You will be out and about, registering new recruits, building bonds and organising your dogs into carefully chosen groups.
It’s your job to ensure they enjoy plenty of exercise, socialisation and fun. You will keep in regular contact with your customers whilst they’re at work, offering reassurance that their dogs are in safe hands and having a great time with their favourite dog walker!
Our franchise model suits those who are looking for a flexible business, to fit in with family commitments or a semi-retired lifestyle, whilst still providing a healthy income.
Full set up of a Dog Walking Franchise is £6,995 + VAT
Don't just take our word for it...
Digs for Dogs isn’t just a franchise.
It’s a family.
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.”
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.”
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
Training & Support
Exclusive Marketing Material
Full Vehicle Livery
Cutting Edge IT Infrastructure
Accredited Canine First Aid Course
Time to invest in your future!
Over the last few years, many of us experienced significant changes to our circumstances. For most, these changes refocused our priorities – some have faced redundancy, or simply decided they no longer want to commute or endure those long, gruelling shifts!
It’s time to invest in your future, lead the healthy work-life balance you deserve, and benefit from the freedom and flexibility of self-employment.
Through these tough times, our franchises have stood strong. With our comprehensive training, digital marketing expertise and brand reputation across the North West, there is nothing stopping us from continuing to expand in 2022!
We are still very much a family business, with specialists in every area from marketing to finance to IT, trained and on hand to help you with your business every step of the way. With Digs for Dogs franchise options you can build a profitable & successful business for yourself, but not by yourself!
We would love to welcome you into our family of dog lovers, but first we’d like to get to know you better and a little more about your experience. You can now book a call with us where we can have an initial chat and ensure we’re a good fit for each other.
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 in 2022 – and 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 in 2022!”
– Debbie Pomfret, Founder & Managing Director