2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Pets, pet supplies, boarding, daycare, grooming

Number of Locations: 144

Total Investment: $273.5K - $1M

Founded: 1967

Began Franchising: 1971

About Petland

Starting operations in 1967 in Ohio, Petland sells pets and pet-related merchandise to consumers throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Chile and Israel. Each Petland location sells fish, birds, cats, dogs, small animals, reptiles and the food and accessories needed to care for them.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 75 32 29 8
2014 70 32 26 7
2013 73 30 21 6
2012 76 28 20 7
2011 82 39 17 7
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $273,500 - $1,024,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $125,000 - $300,000
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 18. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: 3 weeks. In-store training : 1-4 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Customized annual marketing plan

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #442 (2015), #471 (2014), #463 (2013), #480 (2012), #445 (2011),
America's Top Global: #131 (2015),

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