Americans’ devotion to their pets is second to none, and there’s a booming industry comprised of offering goods and services to pet owners.
Come, sit, stay
The pet franchise industry is roughly segmented into services and products. Pet service franchises offer training, care, grooming, and other similar services.
Pet stores require a retail location, but there are other franchises that sell food and other pet care products from home. One of the many advantages of a home-based business is that you can stay with your pets all day!
What do I need to start a pet franchise?
Pet franchises tend to be low-cost and generally don’t require much initial knowledge about animals, though a genuine love of pets is certainly an asset.
Doggone good money
Pet industry revenue totaled $55.5 billion last year, and is expected to grow 4.4 percent annually through 2016, making pet franchises a lucrative investment. With pets in 68 percent of U.S. households, there’s endless potential for the proper pet business.
Raining cats and dogs…and fish?
The most popular pets in the U.S. are fish, cats, dogs, birds and reptiles, in that order.