Best Pet Franchises to Own

In the last few decades, pet ownership has skyrocketed, making pet franchises a lucrative business opportunity.

With over 180 million pets in homes across the US, Americans are spending more than $50 billion on their furry friends. Whether it’s a dog day care business, dog grooming business or dog walking business, consumers are spending big bucks. Now is the perfect time to capitalize on the increasing demand and invest in one of the many pet franchises available.

There are so many options out there, and we’ve compiled a list to help you get started. Good luck in your search!


Dogtopia is an award-winning dog daycare, boarding and spa provider. Dogtopia, prides itself on being a place where pets are valued as family and dogs enjoy playtime, spa treatments and overnight stays in a positive environment. Dogtopia does not breed discriminate and welcomes social dogs of all ages, sizes, and abilities. The company was founded by Amy Nichols in 2002 and began franchising in 2005. Currently, there are 22 Dogtopia pet franchises and three company-owned locations in operation across the U.S., with four more in development for a total of 29 to open by year-end.

Splash and Dash

Splash and Dash is a complete retail and pet service business model that is offered to entrepreneurs interested in entering this exciting and high growth pet services market, existing pet shops and grooming service providers. The company was founded by pet store owners who saw the need for a new age, cutting-edge marketing approach that would attract customers in larger volume and keep them as happy clients for longer times. Splash and Dash pet franchises provide the tools, systems and residual income to allow pet stores the opportunity to accomplish larger volumes and opportunities for higher profits.

EarthWise Pet Supply

EarthWise Pet Supply offers a unique pet store experience where education, nutrition and atmosphere come together in the perfect combination. EarthWise offers franchise owners strong growth potential, a flexible franchise model, relatively low investment and unparalleled support.

Wag’n Tails

Pet-related spending has doubled in the last 10 years, so now is the perfect chance to jump into the mobile pet-grooming industry. Mobile grooming customers have their pets groomed every 4 to 6 weeks at an average of $70 per transaction. With up to 10 transactions per day, the revenue adds up quickly. Wag’n Tails supplies you with our proven turnkey program that teaches you how to launch, operate and grow a successful mobile grooming operation.

Pet Depot

If you love animals and enjoy working with people, a career with one of the top retail pet franchises could be the perfect opportunity for you. Pet Depot specializes in premium pet foods, pet grooming and quality supplies for all kinds of companion animals. At Pet Depot, they believe in pride of ownership, so they incorporate the name of individual franchise owners into our logo. Each of these individual owners receives extensive training and has pets of their own, so they can provide the same expert advice and service of the original Pet Depot stores.

Preppy Pet

Preppy Pet offers excellent services at fair prices while expecting a quick return on investment. Since franchising in 2006, Preppy Pet has stayed true to its heritage and holding to its concept of maintaining both a low opening and operating costs. This conservative approach is more important than ever in today’s business plan. Preppy Pet offers a turn-key, ready to operate, complete pet business for less than $300,000. Preppy Pet believes in maximizing the square footage and your investment with offering more sales and services while increasing the 2- and 4-legged customer traffic count. Preppy Pet provides a fun, affordable and rewarding franchise for Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Grooming and Training.

Pet Wants

Pet Wants creates fresh and all-natural pet food and delivers it to our customers on a monthly, subscription basis, ensuring the food is fresh for the pets and that franchisees generate consistent and on-going revenue streams. No matter if you start in your home, a small office or store, Pet Wants teaches you everything you need to know about operating and growing a successful pet food business. You just need a passion for pets, the drive for success and the ability to follow our proven operating system.

Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow provides a fun, safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention. They provide doggy Day Camp for clients wishing to drop their dogs off in the morning and pick them up in the evening, as well as overnight boarding for travelers. Overnight Campers play in the day Camp program during the day and have their own individual cabins at night. Some of our Camps also offer a variety of other services including grooming, training, and an assortment of retail items, including Camp Bow Wow branded dog bowls, collars, clothing, bandanas and more.


Petland, Inc. is a privately held Ohio corporation founded in 1967. For more than 45 years, Petland has been one of the leading pet franchises in the area of animal care with ongoing staff training programs, in-store animal husbandry systems and community service programs aimed at placing homeless pets and preventing unwanted litters in the community. The Petland operating system offers the resources and support for each franchisee to grow their business to its full market potential.

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Founded in 2009 by master dog trainer, Sit Means Sit has already grown into the largest and most successful dog training organization in the United States. It’s the premier opportunity for entrepreneurs who love animals to tap into the $30 billion pet industry and serve the owners of America’s 68 million dogs with the backing of the best name in the business. Their pet franchisees are trained in our proprietary system that has revolutionized obedience training and receive our comprehensive support package including branding, advertising and marketing assistance, sales training, add-on products, and more to ensure that they always have the tools they need to succeed in an industry that is demanding of excellence at all levels.

Zoom Room Dog Training

The Zoom Room is the only brick-and-mortar dog training franchise in the U.S. and the world’s first dog agility franchise. They’re dog business experts and have designed the Zoom Room to be like no other pet franchise on the market. The Zoom Room also provides full catering services to the dog community — an indoor dog park and playground for puppy parties, Bark Mitzvahs, dog birthday parties, children’s theme parties, even pet commitment ceremonies. You only need 2,800 square feet to open a Zoom Room — and our zoning is the same as plain vanilla retail, so you’ll have the pick of the litter when finding the perfect home for your Zoom Room.

Aussie Pet Mobile

Aussie Pet Mobile offers a convenient, affordable, reliable and efficient mobile pet grooming service to pet owners to maintain and achieve their pets’ best well being. They use environmentally friendly products and bring a highly organized professional approach to mobile grooming. Their commitment to quality care, convenience and loving attention to pets of all shapes and sizes has enabled them to expand rapidly across the United States.

Camp Run-A-Mutt

The award-winning Camp Run-A-Mutt is a cage free doggie daycare and boarding franchise featuring indoor and outdoor fun for your canine companion in a fully supervised, clean and safe environment. They also offer dog washing, full service grooming, a boutique, obedience training and surprises you will find only at Camp Run-A-Mutt. Camp Run-A-Mutt is also 100% cage-free for both daycare and overnight boarding.

Fetch! Pet Care

Fetch! Pet Care is the nation’s largest and most trusted franchise provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services, serving thousands of pets and pet parents from coast to coast. Fetch! has been voted among 100 of America’s lowest risk and low-cost franchises, named as one of 7 hot businesses to make you rich, and recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s coveted Franchise 500 List.

Central Bark

Central Bark Doggy Day Care is an innovative company created specifically for those interested in entering the ground floor of one of the country’s fastest-growing industries: pet franchises. Their purpose is to partner with passionate, creative, dog-loving entrepreneurs to build a network of the finest dog care facilities in the nation. Central Bark offers its franchise partners a fully integrated, successful business model in multiple markets nationwide. They have access to a team of experts in dog day care and related industries, veterinarian approved and supported systems, volume purchasing power, and a private-label product line.

Three Dog Bakery

Three Dog Bakery is a unique shopping experience for dogs and their owners, and one that keeps them coming back. From dog friendly greeting to a tasty free sample, there are no bones about it: Three Dog Bakery provides a positive experience for people who care about what they feed their dogs. Franchise bakery owners share in this experience knowing they are providing healthy treats to happy pups and converting pet parents to loyal and valued customers.

Pet Supplies Plus

What makes the Pet Supplies Plus pet franchises all the more remarkable is that a Pet Supplies Plus franchise store typically exceeds $2,500,000 million dollars annually. For an aspiring business owner like yourself, Pet Supplies Plus can provide a premier retail franchise business system that enables you to join the rapidly expanding pet products and services market. With over twenty-five years of successful retail franchise experience Pet Supplies Plus not only provides the tools essential for your success, but also the opportunity to achieve your American dream of independence, individual growth, and financial self-sufficiency.


Since 1996, Out-U-Go! has provided in-home pet care for pet parents when they can’t be there. That means afternoon dog walks while pet parents are at work and vacation care for dogs, cats, and critters while their people are out of town. By providing high quality pet care and convenient, flexible scheduling, Out-U-Go! is able to make pet parents’ lives easier and pets’ lives waggier.