Fetch! Pet Care

Pet-sitting, dog-walking
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Initial investment
$75K - $99K
Units as of 2021
107 Increase 44.6% over 3 years

Fetch! Pet Care is one of the largest pet care franchisors in the country. The company specializes in pet sitting and dog walking services. Paul Mann founded Fetch! Pet Care in 2002. Mann had trouble finding reliable dog sitters to walk and watch his dog during his work days. He also had a hard time finding a pet sitter that connected with his dog, Milo, when he was traveling. As a result, Mann established the company on the foundation of trust and excellence in the services.

The pet care franchisor has grown to a network of over 3,000 professional dog walkers and pet sitters. There are over 70 franchised locations across the U.S. Tens of thousands of pet owners have entrusted their pets to the company. With over 16 years of franchising experience, Fetch! Pet Care has built a large loyal customer base and has earned several accolades.

Why You May Want to  Start a Fetch! Pet Care Franchise

Fetch! Pet Care is not just another cookie-cutter pet care provider. The company requires that all its dog walkers be trained, insured, and background checked. To build trust, the company uses live pet care coordinators instead of automation. Live pet care has played a massive part in building a reputation for quality services. Apart from offering value to its clients, the company focuses on providing a home-based franchising opportunity to potential franchisees.

Fetch! Pet Care offers a business opportunity in the $70 billion industry with a speedy startup period. Franchisees are not required to have any prior business background or experience in the industry. Veterans are also prioritized, as they are given a discount off the franchise fee.

What Might Make Fetch! Pet Care a Good Choice?

The pet industry is full of pet owners willing to spend money on their animal friends, making services in demand year-round. By joining Fetch! Pet Care, you become part of a nationally recognized pet care brand. 

The company values its franchisees and offers strong support. Fetch! Pet Care will require an initial franchise fee to go along with an initial investment range. Potential franchisees must also have a company set net worth and liquid capital.

It may be wise to speak to your financial planner and attorney as you explore the franchise opportunity with Fetch! Pet Care. You may also want to explore your current market and local pet businesses to see how a Fetch! Pet Care franchise would fit in your community. Market and brand research may be beneficial during the process of deciding whether you wish to open a Fetch! Pet Care franchise. 

How Do You Start a Fetch! Pet Care Franchise?

As you progress with Fetch! Pet Care, you will need to meet the minimum set franchisee requirements. You can expect to learn about these minimums during various interviews with the franchising team. If you meet the required minimums, you may speak with the executive team to discuss how your interests align with those of the company. If mutual consent is established, it may be time to sign a franchise agreement. 

After signing your contract, Fetch! Pet Care will usher you into a training program. Once trained, it's time to care for some furry friends. 

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Company Overview

About Fetch! Pet Care

Industry Pets
Related Categories Pet Care
Founded 2002
Leadership Greg Longe, CEO
Corporate Address 19500 Victor Pkwy., #350
Livonia, MI 48154
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2004 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ 50
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 107 (as of 2021)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Fetch! Pet Care franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$62,500
Initial Investment Information Circle
$74,967 - $98,667
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$100,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$100,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$500 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
7%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Fetch! Pet Care has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 15 hours
Classroom Training 32 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
Yes
# of employees required to run 1
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022