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With the My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise you can choose how to build your Dog Boarding & Walking Business to suit your lifestyle and recieve personal training that leads to the My Best Friend Dog Care Diploma.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusProvisional
  • UK Years Established1 year
  • Current UK Coverage5%
  • Franchisee Support Staff2
  • Personal Investment Req.£5,000
  • Total Startup Cost£9,999
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise
Dog Boarding & Walking Business

Choose how to build your business to suit your lifestyle

The My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise is an established Dog Boarding & Walking Business. Due to growing demand for quality dog care in the UK, My Best Friend is developing into a network of franchises; to give an opportunity for like-minded people to create a thriving business doing work they love.

My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise | Dog Boarding & Walking Business

Become a Top Dog Business Owner with My Best Friend

Dogs are more than a man’s best friend, they’re great for business too. But what makes this industry such a great one to become involved with?

  • A recession proof industry.
  • Maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Be part of a growing market.
  • Low initial investment

If you like dogs, have an eye for business and are looking for a franchise opportunity from a proven business with a fantastic reputation then My Best Friend is the perfect business!

My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise | Dog Boarding & Walking BusinessMy Best Friend provides a caring, convenient and professional service for dog-owners.

Their services include:

  • Home Boarding
  • Pet Sitting
  • Dog Walking
  • Day Care
  • Home Visits
  • Pet Transportation

Every day will be different. You're likely to be spending a lot of time outside walking the dogs in your care.

As a My Best Friend franchisee you can choose to build your business using all or some of their services to suit your lifestyle.

If you've built up a network of carers for home boarding, you'll be making sure those dogs are happy, as well as doing house visits, new client consultations and caring for dogs you might be looking after in your own home.

As your Dog Boarding & Walking Business grows, you may also decide to recruit one or more dog walkers to give you a hand.

My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise | Dog Boarding & Walking Business

What can you earn?

My Best Friend provides franchisees with a hands-on business model which results in happy dogs, with happy owners who use their services again and again, providing a core of ‘regulars’ that's vital for building a stable income.

This really depends on you. As with most things, the more you put in the more you get out. As part of the application process My Best Friend provides you with tools to calculate what you could expect to earn over the first 2 years of running the business.

Ongoing Training, Marketing and Business Support

The support My Best Friend provide continues as you become established and your business grows. They will continue to work with you on the three key areas of your business.

While it is true that you will be doing more marketing than dog caring when you start, you will always need to do some kind of business development, even when you have regular clients.

My Best Friend can help you stay on track with your marketing by supporting you with the following: 

  • Developing introduction schemes with interested organisations
  • Advice on attending events and making presentations
  • Organising promotional literature and bespoke marketing material  if required
  • Maintaining and optimising your  local web pages Provide you with a local marketing strategy, including help with social media
  • Help you develop  an annual  marketing plan

My Best Friend will work with you to build a tailored and exclusive territory on which to become established.

My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise | Dog Boarding & Walking Business

They will give you comprehensive training and support to help you find clients, recruit carers and dog walkers, and assist with the day to day running of your Dog Boarding & Walking Business.

You don't need previous business experience, just a willingness to work hard and an affinity for dogs and their owners.

It's important that you can work with confidence and know what's best for the dogs in your care.  To ensure you can do this, you will receive personal training that leads to the My Best Friend Dog Care Diploma.

My Best Friend makes it easy for their new franchisees to get their business up and running.

In addition to comprehensive training, they will give you all the other 'bits and pieces' you need to present a professional image and run your business smoothly and efficiently.

In addition, a fully branded van!

My Best Friend will also organise a fully branded van, fitted with safe and secure cages that comply with both the Road Traffic and Animal Welfare Acts.

As well as an essential part of your equipment, it's also a great way to advertise your Dog Boarding & Walking Business.

My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise | Dog Boarding & Walking Business

The Franchise Package:

For a franchise fee of £9,999 + VAT franchisees will receive the following:

  • Exclusive territory
  • Personal training leading to the My Best Friend Dog Care Diploma
  • Marketing launch package
  • Comprehensive training and support
  • Fully set up laptop with relevant software
  • Letter templates to contact local related businesses
  • Dedicated email address including your area
  • Email templates for client enquiry follow-ups
  • My Best Friend branded business stationery
  • My Best Friend branded staff uniforms
  • Accountancy set up and access to Quick Books software
  • Pet sitting software package to help you run your business

Inculding one year FREE:

  • Home Boarding Licence for your home address
  • Professional indemnity and Employers’ Liability Insurance – including cover for up to 10 carers
  • Microsoft Office 365 subscription

Is the My Best Friend Dog Boarding & Walking Business for you?

Becoming a My Best Friend franchisee is more than just calculating your return on investment. It's about being your own boss, changing your lifestyle and doing something that's great fun and very rewarding.

Find out more about the My Best Friend Dog Care Franchise, the successful and expanding Dog Boarding & Walking Business. Click below now!

What Our Franchisees Say

My Best Friend is my livelihood and as a business has to support me and my family. This, I�m pleased to say, it has done � even in our very first year.Jon Roff, Founder

Having always wanted to start my own business, and of course having always loved dogs, My Best Friend was an obvious choice. Their ethos and culture are a great match for me and their franchise packages seemed to be the most comprehensive available.Melanie Hillier, My Best Friend Franchisee, South Cotswolds

I really enjoy my job and I feel very lucky. It can be unpredictable and no two days are the same, but there�s variety and above all, it�s fun.Melanie Hillier, My Best Friend Franchisee, South Cotswolds

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