Q. “How much can I earn running a dog walking and pet sitting business?”
A. Based on our personal experiences, you should aim to turn over between £16,000 – £24,000 in your first and second years. By hiring dog walkers and pet sitters you can service more pets and generate further profit. In the longer term you can develop new income streams e.g. pet insurance, pet accessories or even buy additional territories. As with any business, there is no upper limit to what you can achieve. To help you estimate potential earnings please use the Walk My Dog Income Calculator.
Q. Is becoming a Walk My Dog Associate more profitable than owning a traditional dog walking and pet sitting franchisee?
A. Yes. You pay NO royalties like you do in traditional franchising (up to 20% of revenue per year) – keeping more money for you and your family. You control the services offered, prices, and all operational functions.
Q. Does business performance vary from year to year and also by the individual franchise area?
A. Yes it does. The turnover of the franchise area you select is dependent upon many factors, including your own personal performance. There is no guarantee that you will achieve these figures and you should not rely on them as a warranty or guarantee. For the avoidance of doubt, turnover figures represent total gross sales before deduction of operating costs. As a prospective franchisee you should take your own independent financial and accountancy advice in consideration of the franchise proposition.
The average UK Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Franchise costs in excess of £12,000 in initial fees. Becoming a Walk My Dog Associate costs £6,450 and what’s more, you get to keep all your profits!