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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#490 Ranked #376 last year
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Initial investment
$60K - $202K
Units as of 2020
106 51.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Pet Wants franchises offer fresh pet food manufactured from whole ingredients, containing no by-products. Two franchise models are available: a mobile model and a retail store model, with both offering delivery services.

About Pet Wants

Industry
Pets
Related Categories
Pet Stores
Founded
2010
Parent Company
Strategic Franchising
Leadership
Scott Hoots, President
Sponsored Content

More from Pet Wants

Build a community of pet lovers.

THE PET WANTS FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY

US natural pet food market hits $8.2 Billion

Tap into the huge demand for fresh, custom-made pet food.  Pet Wants is riding a huge wave of pet owners spending lavishly on their beloved pets. In fact, in the $74 billion pet products industry, Americans spend over $22 billion a year on pet food and treats alone. Meanwhile, pet lovers nationwide are beginning to hold pet food to the same standards as food they put on their own tables, and they are looking for fresh, highly nutritious foods.

Spending on premium and artisanal pet foods is skyrocketing, and Pet Wants pet food franchise is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this trend, which last year accounted for more than $8 billion in pet food sales. That’s more than a third of the entire pet food market in the U.S.

Our founder Michele Hobbs started Pet Wants out of love and frustration. One of her beloved dogs suffered from painful skin allergies and, no matter what food they tried, her pet continued to suffer. Michele realized very quickly that national dog food brands were not fresh, they lacked complete nutrition and, most importantly, they were filled with dozens of non-nutritious ingredients and animal byproducts.

Michele decided to change that. She found a manufacturer and worked with them to formulate a custom pet food in small batches to be made fresh every month. Her animals loved the food — and so did the pets of all of her friends. Almost overnight, Pet Wants was born.

Help owners love their pets.

The Market of Pet Franchises

Now Pet Wants pet food franchise is one of the fastest-growing pet food franchises in America, with 80 locations in 26 states — proving just how powerful the demand is for premium, fresh pet food free of animal by-products and non-nutritious fillers. We offer two attractive franchise models — a mobile, event-based franchise that focuses on acquiring subscription delivery customers, and a retail pet store model that sells Pet Wants food, custom treats and high-end pet accessories.

“Pet Wants is the kind of franchise opportunity that comes once or twice in a career,” says Scott Hoots, President of Pet Wants. “We’re a new franchise brand that is experiencing explosive growth in a huge market that’s tapping into some key trends. Our delivery program brings Pet Wants food to the customer’s door, something new in most markets. It’s a great time to join Pet Wants.”

TWO PET WANTS FRANCHISE MODELS FIT ANY COMMUNITY

Pet Wants franchise owners choose from two easy-to-operate franchise models.

mobile delivery
Mobile Delivery
Our Pet Wants Mobile franchise is a great entry point for individuals who aren’t ready for a brick-and-mortar store but want to own their own business.
retail delivery
Retail & Delivery
A Pet Wants Retail franchise is an affordable alternative to the big-box pet store franchise for individuals looking to establish a community hub for pet lovers without spending a fortune.
 

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2015 (6 years)
# of employees at HQ
23
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
106 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4755 Lake Forest Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Pet Wants 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
$38,500 - $48,500
Initial Investment
$59,830 - $202,000
Veteran Incentives
$1,000 off franchise fee for mobile unit; $2,000 off franchise fee for retail model
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
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 Wants 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
36 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
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?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #490

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #12

Top New Franchises

Ranked #93

Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021