Be your own boss and have a flexible lifestyle to fit around you and your family with a Petpals Pet Care and Dog Walking franchise.
If you’re thinking of changing your lifestyle, are fit and active and love pets, a pet care franchise might be the perfect career choice. Purchasing a Petpals franchise allows you to become part of a tried and tested business model, which includes many benefits: Your own exclusive Petpals territory. Training and help to promote your business through social media, advertising and PR. Uniform identifying you and any staff you employ as part of a trusted pet care brand. A low-risk, supported way to set up your own business. Pre-launch, launch and continuing support and advice. Your own area within the Petpals website. A flexible lifestyle, based on your love of animals, that you can fit around your family. A regular income stream, with repeat business as you build your reputation in your locality.
A multi-territory success story for Sallyann and David, Petpals (Darlington)
It was a life-changing decision for former nursery nurse Sallyann, who swapped childcare for pets and loved the flexibility of her new role. Having a variety of pets at home – from a snake to a pony, plus cats and dogs – she started out with some expertise and rapidly gained in confidence and experience.
Before long, Sallyann was busy caring for hundreds of pets regularly so former police officer husband David joined her and they added a further two neighbouring franchises to their business. They now run Darlington East, Darlington West and Yarm, offering mainly cat and small animal sitting, dog walking and boarding services.
Sallyann and David say: “We thoroughly enjoy working for ourselves. Growing the business and maintaining professional standards is still a great buzz. We love the work and our customers can see our passion. They know that this is more than just a job – it’s the lifestyle change we dreamed of.”
Kerry Donn, Petpals (Chingford)
After being made redundant, life changed in a big way for Kerry as her son was born and she took over the Chingford Petpals from her friend’s Mum. As a lifelong animal lover and having seen the business work so well, she knew many of the benefits before deciding that this was the business for her. Swapping long hours in the City of London, for days spent in the open air with her client’s dogs, was an easy decision to make for Kerry. As a former accountant, Kerry knew that a Petpals franchise made good financial sense. She has also enjoyed being able to work flexibly, spending plenty of time with her growing son as well as her Mum, who, as a uniformed assistant, is insured to work with her – and of course spending time with the animals she loves.
Kerry says: “My quality of life has improved so much. Setting up a business can be daunting, but Petpals have always been there to provide me with advice and support along the way. I’ve never looked back.”