Pet Businesses Franchises

  • Rank
  • Company/Description/Initial Investment
# 144
Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited

Initial Investment: $123K - $192K

# 200
Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus

Initial Investment: $549K - $1.1M

# 204
Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow

Initial Investment: $357K - $1M

# 286
Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Initial Investment: $51K - $124K

# 321
Fetch! Pet Care

Fetch! Pet Care

Initial Investment: $31K - $45K

# 432
Zoom Room

Zoom Room

Initial Investment: $133K - $309K

# 435
In Home Pet Services Inc.

In Home Pet Services Inc.

Initial Investment: $9K - $35K

NR
Aussie Pet Mobile

Aussie Pet Mobile

Initial Investment: $137K - $146K

NR
Bark Busters Home Dog Training

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

Initial Investment: $51K - $97K

NR
Barkefellers, The Place for Dogs

Barkefellers, The Place for Dogs

Initial Investment: $938K - $4.5M

NR
Blue Chip Pet Care

Blue Chip Pet Care

Initial Investment: $21K - $29K

NR
Camp Run-A-Mutt

Camp Run-A-Mutt

Initial Investment: $173K - $422K

NR
Central Bark Doggy Day Care

Central Bark Doggy Day Care

Initial Investment: $255K - $389K

NR
D Pet Hotels

D Pet Hotels

Initial Investment: $172K - $734K

NR
D.O.G.

D.O.G.

Initial Investment: $429K - $549K

NR
Dog Stop, The

Dog Stop, The

Initial Investment: $128K - $285K

NR
Dog Wizard, The

Dog Wizard, The

Initial Investment: $32K - $39K

NR
Dogtopia

Dogtopia

Initial Investment: $338K - $680K

NR
DoodyCalls

DoodyCalls

Initial Investment: $36K - $53K

NR
EarthWise Pet Supply

EarthWise Pet Supply

Initial Investment: $209K - $474K

NR
FlipFlop Dogs

FlipFlop Dogs

Initial Investment: $56K - $111K

NR
Husse

Husse

Initial Investment: $27K - $89K

NR
Out-U-Go!

Out-U-Go!

Initial Investment: $35K - $50K

NR
Pet Assist

Pet Assist

Initial Investment: $19K - $42K

NR
Pet Butler

Pet Butler

Initial Investment: $30K - $42K

NR
Pet Sit Pros

Pet Sit Pros

Initial Investment: $20K - $66K

NR
Pet Wants

Pet Wants

Initial Investment: $38K - $63K

NR
Petland

Petland

Initial Investment: $274K - $1M

NR
Pets Are Inn

Pets Are Inn

Initial Investment: $60K - $85K

NR
Preppy Pet

Preppy Pet

Initial Investment: $97K - $259K

NR
Ruffin's Pet Centres Inc.

Ruffin's Pet Centres Inc.

Initial Investment: $96K - $96K

NR
Silver Pet Prints

Silver Pet Prints

Initial Investment: $19K - $22K

NR
Sitter4Paws

Sitter4Paws

Initial Investment: $21K - $47K

NR
Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care

Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care

Initial Investment: $12K - $22K

NR
Splash and Dash for Dogs

Splash and Dash for Dogs

Initial Investment: $53K - $136K

NR
Sydnee's Pet Grooming

Sydnee's Pet Grooming

Initial Investment: $116K - $241K

NR
Three Dog Bakery

Three Dog Bakery

Initial Investment: $144K - $282K

NR
Villa La Paws

Villa La Paws

Initial Investment: $220K - $498K

NR
Wag N' Wash Natural Food & Bakery

Wag N' Wash Natural Food & Bakery

Initial Investment: $384K - $523K

NR
Zoomin Groomin

Zoomin Groomin

Initial Investment: $46K - $138K

For reprints and licensing questions, click here.

Promoted Opportunities

Free Franchise Consultation

Free Franchise Consultation

We've helped over 5,000 people find the right franchise. Get a FREE consultation and find out how you can be next.

Start Now

Fund Your Franchise with Guidant

Guidant Financal Learn how to invest your IRA or 401k into a franchise. ($50k min)
Today's Most Read

Understanding the Ranking

There's a lot that goes into putting together the first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Entrepreneur's 37th annual Franchise 500®.

The process began in July 2015, when we asked franchisors to participate in our survey. Each submission was vetted before being entered for data analysis; 951 companies made the first cut. Of those, the top 500 became the Franchise 500® ranking, based on financial and statistical data from July 2013 through July 2015.

Only franchise companies that supply a full Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) or Canadian Disclosure Document and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing. To be eligible for the Franchise 500®, a franchisor must have a minimum of 10 units, with at least one franchise located in the U.S. The company must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S., and it cannot be in Chapter 11 at the time the ranking is compiled. (The exception to these rules is Canada-based companies that are expanding only in Canada.)

All companies are judged by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. We also consider the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it's been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. Financial data is analyzed by an independent CPA.

We do not measure subjective elements such as franchisee satisfaction or management style. The objective factors are plugged into our exclusive Franchise 500® formula, with each eligible company receiving a cumulative score.

Remember that the Franchise 500® is not intended to endorse, advertise or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise. Read the FDD and related materials carefully, get help from a franchise attorney and a CPA in reviewing any legal or financial documents, and talk to as many existing and former franchisees as possible and visit their outlets. The best way to protect yourself is to do your homework.

Research compiled by Tracy Stapp Herold and J.R. Jimenez with assistance from Hava Arieh, Rick Ignarra, Nicole Jurinek, Yvette Madrid, Jessica Nguyen and Giuseppe Ricapito; technical assistance from Angel Cool and Daniel Sibitzky; financial analysis by David R. Juedes, CPA; graphic design by Karen Meneghin.

More Franchise Rankings

Top Low-Cost Franchises

87 franchises for under $50,000

Top Homebased/Mobile Franchises

These 100 businesses can be managed from home

Fastest-Growing Franchises

These companies have shown rapid unit expansion over the last two years

Top New Franchises

The top 75 companies that began franchising in the last five years

Top Global Franchises

200 North American franchisors seeking international franchisees

For reprints and licensing questions, click here.

Previous Years Rankings

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012