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 dog walking 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.

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 business in 2023!

Government-led funding is available to cover 100% of the start up costs.


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

Who We Are and What We Do

Digs for Dogs Pet Services is an award-winning franchise network based in the North West, offering professional dog walking, a great alternative to kennels and a range of other pet services for dogs.

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.

If you love walking and talking dogs, then we have the perfect opportunity for the dog lover in you! We are looking for passionate, friendly, enthusiastic and committed individuals to join the Digs for Dogs family.

Designed by dog lovers, for dog lovers, our business model gives our franchise owners the tools to get their dog walking business off the ground, and to live the lifestyle they have always dreamed of.

We believe that time spent with a dog is time well spent! If you are interested in turning your job into the most exciting part of your day, download our free information pack today.

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!"

Become a Franchisee

Aside from the newfound lifestyle, there are many more benefits to becoming a Digs for Dogs dog walking franchisee than you may think.

Dog Walking and Pet Services Franchise

A dog walking franchisee delivers a door to door dog walking service alongside puppy visits, elderly dog care, holiday house visits, doggy day trips and a pet taxi to vets or groomers.

A dog walking franchisee can turnover up to £40,000 per year.

Franchise cost: £6,495 + VAT

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

Digs for Dogs is an investment in your future. Our dog walking franchises have the potential to be grown into a high level of turnover, with successful franchises often being resold for 4 or 5 times the initial investment.

A dog walking franchisee can turnover up to £40,000 per year whilst operating alone. There is room for further growth with an extra van and an employee.

It all depends on your individual aspirations, however! At Digs for Dogs, we like to think that the dogs come first, and that any additional turnover is just part and parcel of a fantastic work-life balance and making our fluffy friends happy.

"What appealed to me was the idea of working with a variety of people, customers and, of course, with dogs. I just knew it would be the perfect business for me."

Mick Pearson - Dog Walking Franchisee, Bury


Buy an existing franchise

Swinton, Pendlebury & Eccles

We are excited to present this dog walking franchise opportunity in Swinton, Pendlebury & Eccles. Although this franchise has only been trading just over 12 months, it has experienced rapid growth and is now turning over an impressive £20,000 per year. Our successful franchisee in the area has built a loyal customer base, featuring a wonderful group of dogs and access to beautiful walking locations. The demand for dog walking services in Swinton, Pendlebury & Eccles has seen exponential growth recently, setting the stage for an ambitious individual to take this franchise to even greater heights.

Current Turnover: Approx. £20,000 per year.
Potential Turnover: Up to £35,000 per year.
Asking Price: £20,000 – Includes customer base, van, equipment, training and full franchise package.

Castleford, Normanton & Pontefract

Digs for Dogs has been operating in the area for over 4 years now, and this dog walking franchise has a fantastic, loyal customer base.

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.

With demand for our services and trusted brand continuing to rise, this opportunity is well-suited to an ambitious, new business owner looking to continue to grow an established business, whilst seeing an immediate return on their investment.

Current Turnover: Approx. £18,000 per year
Potential Turnover: Up to £35,000+ per year
Asking Price: Offers Welcome– Includes customer base, van & equipment, training and full franchise package


Tottington, Brandlesholme & Walshaw

Don’t miss your chance to acquire a thriving Digs for Dogs franchise, an established and highly reputable pet care business serving the Tottington & Brandlesholme areas for the last nine successful years. With a current annual turnover of approximately £30,000, this franchise promises immediate returns from a loyal customer base.

Take this lucrative opportunity to become the new proud owner of a well-oiled pet care machine, with potential earnings reaching up to £40,000 per year. Act now, and seize this chance to own a business with a strong, profitable history.

Current Turnover: Approx. £30,000 per year
Potential Turnover: Up to £40,000+ per year
Asking Price: Offers welcome – Includes customer base, equipment, extensive training, and full franchise package

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

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 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.”

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.”

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 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 2023!”

– Debbie Pomfret, Founder & Managing Director