Petpals franchisee in business expansion success story!

1st October 2018


One of our Petpals franchisees is experiencing such success with their business that they’ve had to buy a THIRD territory!

Husband and wife team Dave and Fiona Wallis, who bought their first franchise Petpals Amber Valley in 2007, expanded into Petpals Matlock Belper in 2017 and are now adding Petpals North Erewash to their books, opening this week (October 2018.)

Commenting on the expansion Dave said,

‘Since our launch in 2007 we have focussed on delivering the very best service to our clients and their pets; this expansion is testament to our team’s hard work and professionalism and the reputation they have worked so hard to achieve, something we are all very proud of.

He continued,

‘We found that we were getting enquiries from further and further afield from people wanting us to look after their pets while they were at work or on holiday; it didn’t take long until we realised we had to buy this new territory and expand the business.’

Fiona and Dave are hoping to take on more staff in due course, to cope with the increase in clients.

As with all Petpals franchisees, the couple and their son Jay, who also works in the family-run business, are genuine pet-lovers, owning two dogs, a horse and a handful of hens at their Alfreton home.

On the benefits of owning a franchise operation Fiona said,

‘We have no doubt that our business has expanded more rapidly because we are part of a franchise operation than it would have had we set up our own. Head office have given us great support from day one; they are always on hand with help and advice plus we have 50+ other franchisees to talk to via our Facebook group, if we don’t know the answer, one of them definitely will!

She continued,


‘Being part of a nationally recognised brand is really important to us and as a Petpals franchisee we know that our website is kept regularly updated with fresh content, which in turn means people will find us more easily when they search for a pet carer on the internet. We also receive great support from them in terms of PR and marketing, all of which means we get to spend more time caring for pets and earning money and less time worrying about websites and SEO, all of which suits us perfectly.’

If you would like to know more about owning your own Petpals franchise like Fiona, Dave and our fifty plus other franchisees across the UK, contact us now to request our downloadable brochure.

ENDS                                                                                                                                           OCTOBER 2018



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