Imagine going to work everyday - with your dog! Sniff K9s specializes in both residential and commercial bed bug dog inspections, prevention, and ‘Pest – Heat’ elimination. Merchants and hotels can become Sniff K9s Certified today and provide immediate peace of mind for clients, customers and tenants. The franchise's dogs are tested daily to ensure they are indicating only on live bed bugs, and Sniff K9 teams are IBBMA certified using the most difficult test criteria in the industry today. Backed by the Sniff K9s brand and exploding demand for bed bug inspection services, franchisees in this concept enjoy almost limitless opportunity.
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Would you like to bring your dog to work everyday?
Are you empathetic, smart, driven and passionate about helping people and businesses solve really tough problems?
With Sniff K9s, you can start your own business in a growing market by taking advantage of one of Sniff K9s many franchise opportunities. You’ll immediately benefit from the power of the Sniff K9s brand and our partner’s 120 combined years of successful business experience.
Your new “Business Partner?”
Benefits of the Sniff K9s Franchise System Include:
- 1 month of pre-launch training in pest control, canine scent detection handling, sales, marketing and business management
- Ongoing corporate training programs
- In field pre and post launch support and training.
- Point of sale, customer relationship management and website
- Full service online reputation and marketing services (SEO, SEM and Social Media)
- Full service virtual office, administration and call center services
- Access to sales, marketing and administrative materials
- Existing customer and supplier relationships
We are now able to speak with residents in most states and any international locations. (See list of excluded locations below).
At the present time we are in the process of completing the necessary documentation in compliance with the State Trade Commission regulations on franchising in the following states: Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and Washington. As soon as these documents have been completed and filed with the necessary state regulatory agencies, we will be in a position to talk with you about a franchise.We greatly appreciate your interest and assure you that we will be contacting you as soon as our legal compliances have been met. We anticipate we will be ready late July, 2012.Until that time, we are prohibited by law from engaging in any discussions concerning franchise fees, royalties, start-up costs or any substantive information about our franchising program. We hope that you will be patient and continue to be as interested in our company as we are interested in further dialogue with you.
To receive updates on the Sniff K9s business and to be contacted as soon as we are legally allowed to discuss franchising, please complete the form below and we will contact interested parties on a first come first serve basis.
Again, in most states we are now willing and able to engage with interested parties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What type of franchise is available?
A. The franchise offered is for the establishment and operation of a business providing residential and commercial bed bug canine scent detection, inspections, prevention and elimination.
Q. How much does the franchise cost?
A. The estimated initial investment necessary to begin operations of a Sniff K9s franchise is $153,100 to $201,200.
Q. How much is the fee for continuing support services?
A. The continuing services or “royalty fee”, is 8% of your gross sales and is paid monthly. This fee entitles you to use the “Sniff” service mark, use of distinctive system, marketing assistance, ongoing business development and counseling, and other benefits that come with being a Sniff K9s franchise.
Q. Will I have an exclusive territory?
A. No, Sniff K9s does not grant you an exclusive territory. However, we do grant you an “Area of Primary Responsibility.”
Q. What about advertising?
A. The Sniff K9s name and reputation is an important part of our business. You will spend a minimum of $10,000 on grand-opening advertising during the first three months of operations. You will also spend between $1,200 and $5,000 per month on local advertising. In addition, you will be expected to make Marketing Fund contributions of 2% of your monthly gross sales.
Q. How much training is provided?
A. The initial training covers all material aspects of the operation of a Sniff K9s franchise and is comprised of both classroom and on-the-job training.
Q. What is the term of the Franchise Agreement?
A. The initial term of the Franchise Agreement is five years from the date the Franchise Agreement is signed. The franchise is renewable for three successive terms of five years each, providing you have complied with the provisions of the Franchise Agreement. Q. What is my next step?
A. Complete the Confidential Franchise Evaluation Form and return it to us. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (877) 997-6433 and ask for a franchise representative or visit us at www.sniffk9s.com. We look forward to speaking with you.