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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#490 Ranked #376 last year
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Initial investment
$63K - $215K
Units as of 2021
125 81.2% 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
Ed Evans, President
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Employees in front of a van

What is it?

  • Pet Wants provides exclusive, high-quality, fresh, and nutritious pet food delivered right to customers’ homes with our mobile business model.
  • Pet Wants also has a brick-and-mortar retail model which allows customers to see and learn about products in person.
  • Pet Wants franchisees have the option to choose which model they would like to invest in. All retail locations include delivery operations.
  • Pet Wants owners also offer premium lines of additional pet products from carefully curated vendors as an additional source of revenue.
Pet Wants van

How does it make money?

  • Customers pay Pet Wants owners directly for their products.
  • Pet Wants Franchise support staff provides lead generation support for their owners through digital marketing efforts
  • Pet Wants owners participate in local events to promote their business and sell products
Pet Wants Employess

Who is it for?

  • Successful Pet Wants Franchise owners are entrepreneurial, driven to succeed and passionate about pets and helping pet owners. Business management experience is a plus. No special knowledge of pet nutrition and pet health needs is necessary.
  • People seeking an affordable and home-based business

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Network, market and promote your business within your community to gain customers
  • Become an expert on Pet Wants products and provide advice to customers
  • Nurture and maintain positive relationships with customers to encourage recurring business
  • Make regular deliveries of fresh pet food to your customers
Pet Wants Booth

Overview

  • Spending on fresh, nutritious pet food is at an all-time high and the demand for consumer product delivery has skyrocketed, making it a great time to own a Pet Wants franchise.
  • Over 100 Pet Wants owners have invested in their lives and futures by becoming a Pet Wants franchisee. When you join the Pet Wants franchise system, you are entering into a partnership with a proven business system. You become a small business owner, but you get big business support, training, marketing and technology. Franchising provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch a nationally recognized business without the hassles of a start-up. Pet Wants franchise owners are provided with hands-on training, business coaching, marketing and technology support.
  • Pet owners are starting to hold pet food to the same high standards as they do the food they put on their own tables. Spending on premium and custom-made pet foods is skyrocketing.
  • Consumer demand for products that can be delivered safely and conveniently to their homes has also skyrocketed.
Women with Two Dogs

Why Pet Wants?

  • The People – Our franchise owner network of peers, the business coaches and operations support staff are a strong community. From on-boarding and business coaching, to marketing, technology and operational support, the Pet Wants support team is there to guide new and existing owners to success.
  • Marketing Support & Operational Support – At Pet Wants, our franchisees are constantly surrounded by support from both our Marketing Department and our Operations Team. We provide national and local marketing assistance through digital marketing strategies, national publicity, and local lead generation support. Our operations team provides you with your own dedicated business coach to help guide you through all the details of owning a Pet Wants franchise.
  • Products – Pet Wants provides its owners with the highest quality, freshest custom-made pet foods and treats available, which are exclusive to the brand. Our franchise owners also offer a carefully curated selection of other pet products including health-conscious pet salves, balms, and sprays.
  • Strategic Start – Pet Wants is part of Strategic Franchising Systems, which includes four other service-based brands including The Growth Coach. An added benefit to joining the Strategic Franchising family of brands is complimentary business and sales coaching from a member of The Growth Coach team. In addition to your dedicated Pet Wants coach, a Growth Coach will also be available to provide business strategy, sales coaching, and accountability for the first six months after launch.

The Winner’s Circle – Franchise Fee Reimbursement Program!

The Winner’s Circle is an incentive-based program that allows new franchise owners the opportunity to gain full franchise fee reimbursement within their first year of operations. Franchise owners who enroll in the Winner’s Circle program will become eligible for initial fee reimbursement after obtaining required milestones. This program truly incentivizes our new owners to utilize all their resources to reach their first-year goals to reach the Winner’s Circle. Winner’s Circle members will be recognized at the yearly Franchise Conference.

Franchising Overview

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

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
125 (as of 2021)

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
$62,830 - $215,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
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