Welcome to Our Pet Franchise Blog!

We know that starting your own pet franchise is a fun and fulfilling way to take control of your future. But we also want to make sure you are informed about this process. This is why we offer helpful information that can help you with this process. This blog is designed to give you information you need from finding the right business opportunity to managing your team.

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What is a Petpreneur? How Can I Become One?

In business, the entrepreneur has assumed the role of a sort of trailblazer. In Pet Services the petpreneur is the driving force for industry change and innovation.

At Splash and Dash, our motto is “Because they’re Family” and this is fitting as each of our location partners, as well as our corporate support team, are all passionate pet parents who proudly embrace the “crazy dog mom” and “dog dad” titles.

In the U.S nearly half of American households own dogs. That’s an estimated 90 million canine companions, and year-over-year the numbers continue to rise.

“Running a pet based franchise business means that you can combine a passion with a sustainable future – a true dream job!” says Dan J. Baron, founder of Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutiques, an upscale doggy spa franchise business offering membership grooming services since 2015.

So what is a petpreneuer?

 

A petpreneuer is a pet lover who recognizes the massive opportunity that the pet industry presents. A petpreneuer understands the value and potential that a small business of their own can have and how this can positively impact their lifestyles. Petprenuers are totally focused on evolving with their market. This is the key to success for any industry or any entrepreneur.

What is it that makes the world of animal services attractive for both franchisees and franchisors?

 

It’s not surprising that pet-service businesses have been popping up in every strip mall and community over the past decade, and since many of the successful ones have emerged into the world of franchising. From pet sitting and dog walking to boarding and grooming and even animal photography, there are countless businesses out there that cater to the obsession around pet parenting.

What is it particularly that makes the world of animal services so attractive for both franchisors and franchisees?

 

First, pet service businesses are scalable and teachable. The glory of a pet-related business is that they are simple, straightforward, and process-oriented. This allows them the ability to be replicated by another person in another region. A new franchisee can be trained completely on operations and no prior industry experience is necessary. This makes earning money from the business predictable. Pet-related businesses are unlikely to be significantly affected by regional or geographical variations, making it a model that is suitable for expansion and at a significant scale.

The next factor is passion. Passion drives profits in pet services. When an individual invests their hard-earned cash into a business, many expect alignment with their own passions and interests. A pet franchise presents an opportunity to build a business around an obsession for animals. In many cases, pet business owners share, understand, and embody the same passion that their customers have for their dogs and this synergy seamlessly creates community and local brand enthusiasts.

Another significant factor strengthening pet franchise businesses are lifestyle benefits. All professionals are on a never-ending hunt for the ideal work-life balance, which sometimes can feel unachievable or nonexistent. More and more of us are looking for flexible working opportunities and opportunities where we can work from home. Pet franchise ownerships allow the location partner to operate the business from a home office – working on your business but not always in your business.

The next factor that can’t be ignored and makes pet businesses a dream job within reach is the cost. Although some pet franchises involve significant costs, many do not. In the franchising industry, most pet franchises are relatively competitive in cost in comparison to fitness or food opportunities. Pet care has proven itself resilient in times of financial hardship or economic uncertainty, pet businesses are often coined as “essential” or “recession-proof”. 

Why franchise instead of an independent brick & mortar, digital, or mobile businesses? 

 

Pet businesses are becoming increasingly legislation-heavy and technology is growing and changing at an unprecedented rate. Although these are both positive things, they can be daunting roadblocks to individuals looking to enter the pet marketplace for the first time. Joining a franchise or proven business network means that the behind-the-scenes operational needs are covered.


In the fast-growing pet franchise marketplace, Splash and Dash continues to keep innovating in order to remain relevant and competitive. For pet lovers with a passion for business, consider petpreneurship as a path towards personal success and professional satisfaction.

Splash and Dash Makes the List of 20 Hottest Franchises of 2020

Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique named one of the 20 hottest franchising opportunities of 2020!

The fastest way to personal freedom is a Splash and Dash franchise. 

Whether you’re ready to invest in your first business or expand, Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique can help you build a legacy in your community and the pet service industry.

There are more than 4,500 franchised brands in the North America and Splash and Dash is one of them. Have you ever considered a future in the doggy spa business?

In 2019, there were 773,603 franchise establishments in the United States. Splash and Dash occupies a mere sliver of this statistic but we’d argue that we are the most passionate brand across the industry. 

Splash and Dash Groomerie and Boutique is proud to be the first and only pet brand on Aspioneer’s list of the 20 Hottest Franchises of 2020!

Find out more about how Splash and Dash founder Dan J. Barton has turned his passion for pets into an empire and what he tells Aspioneer is next for Splash and Dash!

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5 Successful Brands Founded During the 2008 Financial Crisis

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Who’s Shopping for a Franchise Now?

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