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Pet Franchise Related Fees and Information

Franchise related fees and information


The table below provides information on the initial franchise fees and estimated initial investment required to open a single unit of 17 pet franchises. It also contains a detailed profile of each franchise which presents these costs in more detail. The profiles are extracted from the Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) of the 17 franchisors.


Estimated initial investment: 

Name of franchise Franchise Fee – Low- Franchise Fee – High- Estimated Initial Investment – Low - Estimated Initial Investment – High-
Aussie Pet Mobile $40,000 $40,000 $100,000 $118,642
Bark Busters $37,500 $37,500 $71,100 $96,400
Banfield Pet Hospital $65,000 $65,000 $237,000 $466,500
Camp Bow Wow $50,000 $50,000 $355,000 $750,000
Dogs Rule Resort $22,500 $45,000 $147,700 $342,000
Doo Care $24,500 $24,500 $38,398 $56,996
Doody Calls $24,500 $24,500 $47,230 $69,920
Fetch! $6,000 $6,000 $14,295 $30,500
Wag n Wash $30,000 $30,000 $448,100 $678,570
In Home Pet Services $6,000 $6,000 $7,200 $31,100
Lil’ Pals Pet Photography $10,000 $10,000 $61,200 $71,200
Pet Butler $22,900 $22,900 $39,450 $64,850
Petland $30,000 $30,000 $559,500 $989,500
Pets are Inn $35,000 $35,000 $46,450 $74,650
Three Dog Bakery $32,500 $32,500 $268,500 $382,500
Snaggle Foot $8,000 $8,000 $10,300 $17,350
Wild Birds $9,000 $18,000 $87,365 $124,719
Average $26,671 $28,524 $149,340 $256,788


 Average Opening Costs:

Fee Average Amount
– Low -
Average Amount
– High -
Opening Inventory $13,950 $20,225
Grand Opening Advertising $4,629 $6,429
Travel and Living Expenses while Training $1,200 $2,575
Insurance $975 $2,522
Additional Funds for 3 months $10,157 $22,821


 Averaging Ongoing Franchise Fees:

Fee Amount
Royalty 6%
Renewal $5,165
Transfer $8,833
National Advertisement 2%


Length of the franchise agreement


The average term of a pet franchise agreement is ten years with the average option for renewal ranging between eight and ten years. As can be seen in the table above, the average cost for renewal of a pet franchised business is $5,413.




Girl-and-dog-lying-down.JPGOf the 17 franchises selected for this report only three offer some form of financing. The financing offered is generally to provide a certain portion of the initial franchise fee to be paid back over a specific length of time at varying interest rates.




Each franchise offers training for new franchisees. This training will vary greatly from franchise to franchise depending on what services or products the franchise offers. The training is split into on-the-job training and classroom training. The average length of time for on-the-job training is 32 hours and the average length of time for classroom training is 57 hours. The franchisee is responsible for all the travel and living expenses incurred by themselves and their staff while training. The average cost of living expenses while training ranges from $1,144 to $2,482.

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