Petpals Franchise Costs

Own your own Petpals franchise from £12,500 + VAT, inclusive of everything you need to launch. Read more about the costs below.

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What investment will be required to establish a single area operation? (Single license area is based on exclusive post codes of approximately 50,000 residential homes).

Typically, from:

  • £12,500 + VAT investment payment to Petpals which is inclusive of everything you need to launch.“ to “£12,500 + VAT investment payment to Petpals which is inclusive of everything you need to launch.  Please see our Easy Start Payment Scheme which makes starting your own business even more accessible through an initial payment and then repayments over the term of your agreement.
  • Other costs for consideration are the purchase or lease and fitting out of a Petpals pet friendly vehicle and additionally a home office setup. You should budget around £5000 + VAT for these.
  • The total investment is typically under £20,000. You should also allow enough working capital to last you while establishing your franchise during the first year.

What sort of turnover can we expect?

Following our proven Petpals pawprint for business success you can expect to turn over up to  £40,000* in your first year, £57,000* in Year 2 and £76,000* in Year 3.

Remember however that although you will be acquiring a proven, successful concept this is still your business and success as in all business’ is not guaranteed.

Is my area exclusive to me?

Yes, the franchise fee payable to Petpals covers a designated area, and there is the option to purchase additional areas as you wish?

Can I resell the business?


Can I obtain finance?

Your bank will have a specialist Franchise Advisor and we would suggest you contact them to discuss your finance options. We will be glad to help you with this process if necessary.

Will I need a vehicle to transport pets?

Yes. We currently recommend either the Citroen Dispatch or Berlingo (or the Peugeot equivalents of the Expert or Partner). Each vehicle will be required to be fitted out with safe secure pet friendly cages manufactured by a nationally approved company. The cages have non-spill water bowls and blind dividers and can be configured in different formats. Each van should have fresh air extract and intake and be fitted with many other Petpals ‘fit for the job’ accessories. The Petpals branding on the vehicle is undoubtedly one of our most successful forms of advertising in the local community.

What about advertising?

Included in your franchise fee is a substantial budget for launch advertising and ongoing activity during your first year. You will be heavily involved in the planning and co-ordination of this activity.

What about insurance and security?

The company has a bespoke, mandatory national insurance plan, that we insist every franchisee has, that covers pet care, Public Liability and Employers Liability. This is fully explained once a franchisee joins the Petpals team.

* PLEASE NOTE – The figures provided in the illustration represent the average turnover of new franchisees across our UK network. The network performance can vary from year to year and also by the individual franchise area. 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 nor is it intended that you should 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.

“We haven’t looked back since and I certainly couldn’t go back to working in an office. There’s nothing to replace the outdoor life.”

Alex, Basingstoke Franchisee

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Shape your future the way you want, be your own boss!

Your own exclusive Petpals territory

Training and help to promote you and your business

Pre-launch, launch and continuing support and advice

Complete online presence including Social Media and Website