WHAT IT IS TO BE A PETSTAY FRANCHISEE…
The core of the home dog boarding franchise is placing customers’ dogs with one of your team of dog carers whilst the owner goes on holiday. If you do decide to home board yourself then you will be looking after your guest dogs and taking them for lovely walks.
PetStay enables you to work from home with flexible hours to suit your lifestyle, you will run your own business enabling you to have a better work/life balance.
Picture your day…
Have you ever wondered what it could be like to run your own business working from home? Picture yourself firing up your laptop whilst clicking the kettle on and booking in your next spin class or round of golf, all of this before your workday begins.
Join the nations favourite pet franchise for as little as £4,995 + vat along with 100% funding possible
A typical day as a PetStay Franchisee would include:-
- Speaking with your customers to take details about their beloved four-legged friends before matching them to one of your network of carers.
- Arranging a meeting between your customer and carer to ensure both parties are happy.
- Arranging all the necessary paperwork for your customer to process and confirm their booking.
- Entering bookings on the bespoke state of the art purpose built PetStay system called Buddy
- If you decide to home board yourself then you will also be caring for any guest dogs
- Continuously working on growing your business through local marketing, visiting like-minded businesses along with attending/exhibiting at local dog shows in your area.
- Canvassing to recruit new carers and then following a selection progress through to the interview stage.
- Managing your own admin and keeping your accounts up to date.
- Looking at new ways to reach more potential customers and carers in your area.
- Regular contact with Head Office to share reviews, news, and performance.
What could my earning potential be…
Some of our franchisees earn £3000+ a month (our highest earned £9000 one month). Around 70% of our bookings are from repeat business, once our customers find our service, they only want to book with us. As with anything, you get out what you put in, and a PetStay franchise is no exception. Working with the backing of a well-known established brand, along with our proven formula, support & training, you will have all the tools you need to own a successful branch. However, it is important to know, we cannot guarantee your income. Your efforts will determine your rewards. There is also an opportunity to earn extra for those who wish to offer home dog board themselves. The more bookings you have then the more you can earn.
“Success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted”
PetStay Dorset & Bournemouth
“I’ve been involved with dogs all my life, in fact they are my passion. When the opportunity arose to run the PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth branch, it was my dream job. Not only can I spend my day talking about dogs, helping owners and running the business, I can also organise my working hours to do things for myself, whether that be walking my own dogs or doing something with the family. I love owning a business in an area I am passionate about whilst being my own boss.”
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Why Choose a PetStay Franchise
As an award-winning successful franchise model operating since 2005, you will be joining an ever-growing network.
Our branding is easily recognised throughout the UK giving you the credibility and confidence to offer the 5* service that is already associated with PetStay. Read our reviews on Trustpilot and be amazed by how happy our customers are using our service and how they trust PetStay to care for their dogs.
As a PetStay franchisee, you will have the opportunity to build a successful business with the training, support, and experience of an established brand behind you.
We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the industry we work in and offer you our extensive experience and will guide you every step of the way.
A PetStay franchise gives you the potential to have unlimited earnings with low overheads in a growing market. You can run the management business and offer home dog boarding as well. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and own your own franchise business with the potential to provide you with a valuable, saleable asset in the future.
Choose a PetStay Franchise if you
PETSTAY – WHO ARE WE?
PetStay began in 2005 when founder Carole Davy struggled to find care for her two beloved Cocker Spaniels, Cassie and Lucy, whilst she went on holiday. She knew a boarding kennel would make her pooches anxious and wanted a stress-free environment they could relax in.
Carole recognised having home from home surroundings for Cassie and Lucy, would mean she could relax on holiday safe in the knowledge that they were being well looked after. With their daily routines unchanged, in a caring home that wasn’t too dissimilar to their own, she knew they would be happy.
From there, Carole grew her business across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire before making the decision to franchise in 2012. Now, PetStay is a market leader in the dog home boarding sector, which provides a fantastic one on one service for all our lovely customers and their four-legged friends.
YOUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY
As an award-winning successful franchise model operating since 2005, you will be joining an ever-growing network. Our branding is easily recognised throughout the UK giving you the credibility and confidence to offer the 5* service that is already associated with PetStay.
As a PetStay franchisee you will have the opportunity to build a successful business with the training, support, and experience of an established brand behind you. We have a proven business model which will form the basis on which your franchise operates giving you a head start if you have never run your own business before.
We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the industry we work in and offer you our extensive experience and will guide you every step of the way. We believe in our 5* service so we want you to provide only the absolute best to your customers and carers.
A PetStay Franchise gives you the potential to have unlimited earnings with low overheads in a growing market. This is a fantastic opportunity to own and grow your own franchise business with the potential to provide you with a valuable, saleable asset in the future.
Training and Support
PetStay has a proven formula for generating leads and business. With our wealth of experience and successes, during training you will receive all the tools you need to kick start your branch. Key areas we cover include target markets, sales activity, lead generation tools and techniques, marketing and using social media, lead conversion and how to maximise your turnover.
The training and support that PetStay offer is ongoing. Our team at head office with their pool of knowledge, will keep you up to date with business trends, changes to the sector, as well as sharing best practice with your fellow franchisees. Not only this but we are with you every step of the way with as little or as much support as you need.
With all of this behind you, choosing a PetStay franchise will be the opportunity you crave, with the reassurance of the PetStay brand giving you the confidence to succeed.
PetStay Durham & Darlington
“I have always been passionate about animals, especially dogs so I did a google search on possible careers that I could pursue involving dogs. I found PetStay and knew it was for me. I travelled to East Yorkshire and met Carole. After our meeting I knew I had found a new path to follow. I was given all the training and support I needed to start my new venture.
PetStay has not only changed my career but my home life too. I decided to home board myself. I have two children who are 10 and 8 they are loving having the dogs around the house and we have found ourselves spending more time together as a family out in the fresh air.
In the first 6 months I have had my branch I have 5 carers including myself and we have had 45 customers! We have had lots of positive reviews and already have some customers who have had 2 or 3 stays with us already.”
Highlands and Moray Branch
“When I read about the PetStay franchise model I thought it sounded perfect for me. So I think the idea had been simmering for a while before things fell into place.
I loved the first few months of setting up PetStay Highland & Moray, starting with training which explained, amongst other things, the best way to find carers and how to market the business. I was surprised at the interest from potential carers from my first few adverts in a couple of local newspapers; we were up and running within a few weeks after carers had received home boarding licences from their local council. I have a lot of repeat customers so the branch keeps growing – I now have 25 carers and they’re as busy as they’d like to be. I speak to my carers regularly which is usually a fun part of the day, as are the dogs that also board with me. No day is ever the same, what could be better?”
I have now renewed a new 5 year franchise agreeement so looking forward to the next 5 years.
Chris & Mark
Derby & Nottingham Branch
Having both grown up with dogs all our life, it’s always been our aim to take our love of dogs and turn it into a career…and to be actually doing it is a dream come true for both of us.
We discovered PetStay when Mark’s parents began being carers for our neighbouring PetStay branch in Leicester. We had always toyed with the idea of having our own business and when we found out the franchise was available for the Derby area, toying with the idea became a much more serious discussion about being our own bosses. The 9-5 rat race we were both in had become tiresome and we figured, why are we working all these hours for someone else? Our friends had also started their own business a couple of years before and seeing not only the flexibility they had of being their own bosses but also the passion for something that was theirs was really inspiring.
Whilst we considered starting our own business, there was not only the start-up fees to take into account but also all the legalities of being a business owner, which quite frankly made us nervous, not only this but with me having been used to working with a network of people, we felt I would have found starting up on our own quite lonely.
We know the importance of ensuring you can go on holiday knowing your dog(s) is well cared for and with PetStay you get that peace of mind as well as giving your dog(s) a little holiday too. All our carers go through rigorous checks before they can start caring so we know we only have the best on board.
Based in Breaston and living on the Derby/Nottingham border, the success of bringing PetStay to Derby has been so overwhelming we thought it only right we also brought PetStay to the doggies of Nottingham! So we bought the PetStay Nottingham branch and can now offer our service to the people of Nottingham.
We now have renewed both our franchise agreements with PetStay for another 5 years.
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How do I get started?
This is a smooth and easy process and can be done as quickly or as slowly as you would like. After an initial call, we like to hold a virtual meeting to give you the opportunity to ask any questions and for us to give you more information. After this if both parties are happy, we will arrange training dates at Head Office in East Riding, which will take place over a two-day period.
How do I know if my territory is free?
When you request a free prospectus, we ask for your postcode, this enables us to work with you to map out an exclusive territory where your branch will operate. There may already be an existing branch in your area, however we would not rule this out completely as there may still be an opportunity there, for example it could be the neighbouring city/county, and we will talk you through this.
How much is a PetStay Franchise and can I apply for Government Funding?
Government Backed Start-up Loan
If you do not wish to use your own capital to fund the purchase of your PetStay branch, the government offer a start-up loan with low interest rates, you can find more information below.
The PetStay Package
Our Franchise Cost is just £4,995 + VAT.
The franchise cost is low, but our standards, criteria, and expectations are high. We want to work with the absolute best, and we keep our costs down to ensure we are making this fantastic opportunity available to everyone.
The start-up package also includes:-
- Trading under the highly recognised PetStay brand
- An exclusive area for you to trade in
- Extensive training at head office to cover all aspects of running your own PetStay franchise with ongoing support thereafter
- Networking with other franchisees including regional meetings to share best practices and tips, along with a private Facebook forum to ask questions and share tips and advice
- Start-up package – including stationery and sales literature
- An operations manual that includes the PetStay standards and all of the documents you require to operate your business
- A dedicated & integrated web presence with your own business page
- A purpose-built software booking system that will streamline your business enabling professional and prompt service to your customers
- Corporate merchandise for trade shows, visiting carers, and general marketing promotions
- The knowledge of a successful award-winning business model
- Membership of the BFA (The British Franchise Association)
- Membership of the PCFA (Pet Care Franchise Association)
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Get in Touch
Please give me a call to learn more, no pressure, no hard sell, just an informal chat with me Katie the PetStay Business Development Manager, on 07983 418068 or email me email@example.com.
Alternatively, if you would like to diary a call with me, you can do so by clicking below
So if you are…
• Hard working, self-motivated and have a desire to succeed
• Passionate about dogs
• Ambitious and want to be your own boss
• A fantastic communicator who can provide excellent customer service
• Able to multitask with a comfortable set of computer skills
• Committed and have a strong work ethic
WE WANT YOU!!!
To request the PetStay Prospectus please complete a few details below, and begin the next chapter in your life, your PetStay journey!