It might surprise you to learn that the pet services industry is one of the fastest-growing in America, but it's true. Indeed, Americans are expected to spend close to $70 billion on their pets this year, according to Pet Products Association.
That's why it's never been a better time to jump on the trend and invest in a massive, growing industry. So, we did a deep dive into 2017's Franchise 500 List to find pet-related opportunities that are affordable, have proven growth potential and provide tremendous support.
Start the slideshow to check out this list of five fun, furry franchises you can start in your area right now.