Pets are becoming valued members of the family. Over the past few decades, spending on pets has steadily gone up, making a pet care business a worthwhile investment. An emerging franchise to consider investing in is Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care. The Colorado-based pet sitting and dog walking business was established in 2006 by Kim Cockrill and began franchising in 2008. Cockrill named the business after a beloved pet, a beagle named Dixie who was nicknamed Snaggle Foot. Franchisees benefit from offering pet sitting, dog walking, house-sitting, in-home boarding, backyard cleanup and pet taxi services. In case of emergencies, they also receive certification in pet CPR and first aid during their training. The company also offers online scheduling with a mobile app, which benefits you as a franchisee. Ideal candidates are pet lovers and value customer service. No experience required as you'll be provided with support and training.
In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that covers everything you need to know about running the business. This includes hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. You will also be provided with grand opening and social media support. Support and training are ongoing. The initial investment ranges between $12,210 - $21,750, which includes an initial franchise fee between $10,500 - $13,500. Royalty fees are 4%. To incentivize veteran ownership, military personnel receive 30% off the initial franchise fee. The business is home-based, and franchisees are provided with exclusive territories. Qualified and quality candidates should meet the minimum net worth and cash requirements in order to be successful.