10 best pet sitting franchises

The 10 Best Pet Sitting Franchises

Pet Sitting franchises and the support they provide can be helpful if you're trying to speed up the learning curve of growing your pet sitting business.  Below you'll find a list of the top 10 to look into. 


Pros & Cons

The main benefit you receive with pet sitting franchises is that they're a turn-key opportunity and allow you to simply install and execute a plan instead of having to reinvent the wheel from scratch. 

The biggest obstacle for many people though is the high cost of the initial franchise fee plus the ongoing costs of the monthly royalty.

With these pet sitting franchises costing too much for most people, yet offering extremely helpful advice and support that can help people become more successful sooner, I went on  a search to find a better solution than what a franchise offers.

After looking around for a long time, I could not find anything that offered the guidance and support of a franchise but at a cost that truly anyone could afford.  So, I decided to create my own solution.

It's called the Pet Business Masters! Academy.  ​

​If you're looking into pet sitting franchises and seeking the support that they offer but would love it if the cost was only a fraction of the price, then the Academy may be for you.

10 Best Pet Sitting Franchises​

In no particular order, here are the 10 best franchises to look into:

  1. ​Pet Sit Pros: Based in California
  2. Out U Go!: Based in Chicago
  3. SnaggleFoot:  Locations primarily in the midwest and eastern part of the nation
  4. Fetch! Pet Care:  One of the largest, if not the largest, pet sitting franchises around
  5. Sitter 4 Paws: Mostly in the western US
  6. Walk My Dog: If you're looking for something in the UK, check out this company
  7. Dogs Love Running!: This is the pet sitting franchise that I personally started. We have existing franchisees but I would recommend that my Pet Business Masters! Academy is a much better fit than a franchise for 95% of people.  Inside the Academy, you'll find the exact training we use in my franchise
  8. Paw Pals:  Another for UK residents
  9. In Home Pet Services:  Located mostly in New York
  10. Camp Bow Wow:  Known more for dog daycare, they also provide pet sitting

How Much It Costs

Pet sitting franchises have two major costs.  There is a "franchise fee" and your "monthly royalty."

Each company is different but you can expect the franchise fee to be an upfront cost of between about $5000 and $15000 in most cases.  

The monthly royalty is typically between 3% and 6% of your gross sales per month.  There may or may not be a monthly minimum royalty payment.

There may be other franchise fees for marketing and other related costs.  On top of all this, of course then you also have all your other costs of simply running your business.

This all adds up pretty quickly.​  Most people are looking at about $12,000 to $18,000 for a total cost to fully get up and running.

Contrast all this to joining the Pet Business Masters! Academy which has NO franchise fee and the monthly investment is a tiny fraction of what these pet sitting franchises require.  Perhaps this is a better fit for you.

How About You?

What's your goal with joining a franchise?  To get help?  Build a business faster?  Have a known name?  Leave us a comment below and let us know, OK?​

About the Author John Reh

John loves animals and business. He put the two together and built a multi-million dollar dog walking/running and pet sitting business with hard work, systems, and great people. He now teaches everything he's learned in the Pet Business Masters! community.

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