The Best 8 Pet Business Franchises to Own 2023

Update: 15.03.2021
Best Pet Business Franchises

The popularity of pet franchises is due to the need of people to take care for someone. Either they take care of kids or pets, they are ready to spend money on the best conditions, food, hygiene items and services to make the life of their loved ones comfortable. Therefore, pet franchises are highly demanded and it fosters the appearance of new concepts. Franchise market is full of choices, so to make the right one, an entrepreneur should pay their attention to how stable and reliable the business is. One of the main characteristics of successful franchise brands is the fact that they are included in the list of Top 500 franchises according to Entrepreneur Magazine. The majority of the pet franchises here are on the list of the best franchise businesses.

Here is the list of the best 8 pet franchises to own:


Founded in: 1967
Franchising since: 1971
No. Existing Locations: 191+
Total Initial Investment: $280,000 – $1,034,000
Royalty Fees: 4.5%

Petland is a chain of stores that sells both pets and pet-related products. The pets vary by location but can include fish, birds, cats, dogs, small animals, and reptiles. The company provides employees with ongoing staff training programs and in-store animal husbandry systems.

Camp Bow Wow

Founded in: 2000
Franchising since: 2003
No. Existing Locations: 176
Total Initial Investment: $783,500 – $1,485,000
Royalty Fees: 7%

All Camp Bow Wow locations offer doggy day care services as well as overnight boarding, with live webcams that allow customers to check in on their dogs. Some locations offer additional services such as grooming, training, and branded retail items.


Founded in: 2017
Franchising since: 2017
No. Existing Locations: 2
Total Initial Investment: $4,530
Royalty Fees: 7%

BookingCat - hotel chain for pets around the world. BookingCat encourage franchisee to open a unique hotel for cats in your city under the brand name BookingCat and become the first one who will make millions providing pet services.

BookingCat Franchise

Pet Supplies Plus

Founded in: 1987
Franchising since: 1990
No. Existing Locations: 227
Total Initial Investment: $49,900
Royalty Fees: up to 3%

Pet Supplies Plus carries a full range of pet supplies including food and items to support dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, and small animals such as rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs, mice, and rats. Each location also offers self-serve pet washing stations or professional dog grooming services, including bathing, brushing, dental care, ear care, nail clipping, and flea treatments.

Wild Birds Unlimited

Founded in: 1981
Franchising since: 1983
No. Existing Locations: 314
Total Initial Investment: $146,516 – $249,956
Royalty Fees: 4%

Wild Birds Unlimited has gained a loyal following among birdwatchers and nature lovers. Wild Birds Unlimited franchise store owners are the back yard bird feeding specialists within their local community and a premiere source for quality products, as well as local nature information. Each store sells bird-feeding and bird-watching supplies, including birdhouses, feeders, food and binoculars.

Top Pet Business Franchises

Fetch! Pet Care

Founded in: 2002
Franchising since: 2004
No. Existing Locations: 72
Total Initial Investment: $19,967
Royalty Fees: 7%

Fetch! Pet Care is the nation's largest and most trusted provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services, serving thousands of pets and pet parents from coast to coast. Their pet sitters are experienced, highly trained professionals who are pet parents themselves, so they intuitively and professionally understand what customers and their pets need. And their sitters care for all kinds of pets, no matter their size or species.

Aussie Pet Mobile

Founded in: 2002
Franchising since: 2004
No. Existing Locations: 72
Total Initial Investment: $19,967
Royalty Fees: 7%

Franchisees offer dog and cat grooming services, including washing and drying, nail trimming and brushing, inside specially-designed vans that come to customers' homes.


Founded in: 2002
Franchising since: 2005
No. Existing Locations: 69
Total Initial Investment: from $606,545
Royalty Fees: 7%

Dogtopia provides dog daycare, boarding, grooming, and spa services for busy dog owners who need support. Daycare and boarding services focus on training, exercise, and socialization. All caregivers have extensive experience and training for all breeds.

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