The Petland franchise was founded in 1967 in Ohio. It sells fish, birds, cats, dogs, small animals, and reptiles along with everything needed to care for them. In addition to the U.S., there are also Petland locations in Canada, Japan, France, Chile and Israel. They are a leader in the pet care industry.  Petland is a privately owned operator and franchisor of pet stores based in Chillicothe, Ohio. which was founded by Ed Kunzelman in 1967. If you love animals and are looking to find them forever homes, then Petland is the franchise opportunity that you have been wait for to invest in.

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Petland Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024



The numbers are in, and Americans love their pets. On an annual basis, Americans spend billions of dollars on their pets. This includes food, toys, veterinary care and whatever they need to care for the animals. There are few things people wouldn't be willing to do to care and provide for a beloved pet. This is where Petland comes in. The company is a privately owned operator and franchisor of pet stores based in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Ed Kunzelman founded the company in 1967. Those who work at Petland love every animal likes it's their own, and they stand by their motto: Petland Pets make life better! The franchise has131 stores in the United States. Additionally, it has at least 63 in foreign markets including South Africa, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, Brazil and El Salvador. In terms of the care provided to the animals, this includes daily bathing, daily exercise, daily weighing and temperature checks, and much more. Customers can rest assured that Petland pets are well-taken care of before they pick the animal up. Every Petland location sells fish, birds, cats, dogs, small animals, and reptiles in addition to everything they need. All in all, Petland sells products and services that are worth more than $300,000,000 in the United States, South Africa, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. Franchises can expect great training from these leading experts in the field to ensure the best care for the animals. If you are interested in helping animals, investing in a Petland could be a great thing for you.

Company Details

Founded: 1967
First Franchise: 1971
International: Yes
Canada: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Petland

In terms of support and training, the franchisee can expect On-The-Job Training for up to 100.5 hours, as well as Classroom Training for up to 55.5 hours. On-going training will also be provided when location is open. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Petland Franchise.

What does a Petland Franchise Cost?

Petland franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Franchise Fee $40,000
Initial Investment $283,000 - $1,065,500
Net Worth Requirement $500,000 - $1,000,000
Cash Requirement $150,000 - $500,000
Veteran Incentives 10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 4.5%
Term of Agreement 20 years

Is Petland a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Petland is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Petland a Home Based franchise?

No. Petland is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Petland Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Petland franchisees make. Petland offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Petland Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Petland franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Petland Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Petland franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Petland Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Petland franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Petland's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Petland Franchises for Sale

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