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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#171 Ranked #118 last year
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Initial investment
$283K - $1.1M
Units as of 2021
239 25.1% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Petland

Industry
Pets
Related Categories
Pet Stores
Founded
1967
Parent Company
Petland Inc.
Leadership
Joe Watson, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1971 (50 years)
# of employees at HQ
79
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

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

# of Units
239 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
250 Riverside St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Petland 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
$40,000
Initial Investment
$283,000 - $1,065,500
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000 - $1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$150,000 - $500,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
4.5%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
Petland 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
Up to 100.5 hours
Classroom Training
Up to 55.5 hours
Additional Training
In-store training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15-20
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #171

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #14

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Updated: February 8th, 2021