Want to open a Pet Supplies Plus?
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#21 Ranked #50 last year
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Initial investment
$440K - $1.3M
Units as of 2021
571 29.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

Jack Berry and Harry Shallop opened their first supermarket-style pet food and supply store in Redford, Michigan, in the late 1980's, and by 1990, they were franchising Pet Supplies Plus. In addition to food and supply sales, the stores offer services such as grooming, self-serve pet washes and adoptions events.

About Pet Supplies Plus

Industry
Pets
Related Categories
Pet Stores, Retail
Founded
1987
Parent Company
Franchise Group Inc.
Leadership
Chris Rowland, CEO
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Who We Are

For over 30 years, Pet Supplies Plus has been a leader in the pet supplies retail industry and our mission to be America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store has never wavered. We believe that while many brands come and go, one thing that will never go out of style is the love we have for our pets, the extent we will go to get them what they need and the importance of being the go-to store for expert advice and best-in-class customer experience. This belief has enabled us to grow to over 560 stores in 36 states. What makes a Pet Supplies Plus franchise opportunity even more remarkable is that a Pet Supplies Plus franchise store averages $2.2M* dollars annually.

 

Pet Supplies Plus is proud to be ranked #21 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and #1 for the pet industry for the seventh year in a row.

 

*According to Pet Supplies Plus 2020 FDD.

Who are we looking for?

Who are we looking for?

Ideal Candidates

Pet Supplies Plus welcomes driven, business savvy entrepreneurs who love pets to join their front running team. Franchise Owners come from all different professional backgrounds including working for Fortune 500 companies, for the military, as multi-concept franchise owners looking to expand their business profile and as people looking for an active retirement plan.

 

We look for individuals that are values oriented and have some of these following traits:

  •  Unwavering desire to succeed
  •  Aggressive pursuit of growing the business
  •  Great management skills
  •  Understanding of the benefits and obligations of a franchise relationship
  •  Successful record of accomplishments in business
  •  Appreciation for the overriding importance of customer engagement and great customer service

Franchise Information

  •  Business Established: 1987
  •  Franchising Since: 1990
  •  Total Units: 450+
  •  Franchised Units: 500+
  •  Initial Franchise Fee: $49,900
  •  Veteran Discount: 20% off initial fee
  •  Royalty Fee First 12 Months: 2%
  •  Royalty Fee After 12 Months: 3%
  •  Liquid Net Worth: $200,000
  •  Net Worth: $600,000
  •  Incentives: $6,000 discount on franchise fee for qualified veterans

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1990 (31 years)
# of employees at HQ
187
# of Units
571 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
17197 N. Laurel Park Dr., #402
Livonia, MI 48152

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Pet Supplies Plus 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
$49,900
Initial Investment
$439,870 - $1,317,725
Net Worth Requirement
$600,000
Cash Requirement
$200,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
2-3%
Ad Royalty Fee
$3K/mo.
Term of Agreement
10 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
Pet Supplies Plus 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
80 hours
Additional Training
As needed
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
12
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Pet Supplies Plus landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #21

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #61

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #49

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

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Updated: February 8th, 2021