My three days' training was thorough and comprehensive, leaving me with a complete knowledge, kit and the confidence to hit the ground running with my new business. There were no stones unturned in ensuring I understood what was needed to be a success, and no compromise in the company values - that the dogs' safety and happiness is paramount.
I have run my own business for many years and can see that if you were a beginner at being self-employed, the support you have on offer would enable you to not only be successful, but to do it with so much more confidence and speed, than it would do by starting up on your own.
Ellen Bothwick - Wiltshire
One year on… A year ago we were just deliberating whether to take on a PetStay franchise and we’re so pleased we ‘took the plunge’! It’s been a busy and exciting year and we feel we’ve made real progress in developing PetStay in the Harrogate and York areas.
We’ve recruited a wonderful team of carers who have had the pleasure of caring for many lovely dogs. It hasn’t all been plain sailing, but it’s been great to know Carole is always there to offer advice and support when we need it and we are really looking forward to our second year as PetStay franchisees.
Sally and Garrod Cooper - Harrogate and York
When we heard about this opportunity we knew it was too good to miss. Being PetStay existing dog carers we knew what an excellent service they offered. The whole franchise experience was really straightforward.
The training was very enjoyable and we left with the skills to start our new business knowing we had full support from head office. We would highly recommend this franchise if you love dogs, want to work from home and have flexibility in your working life.
Kath and Colin Younger
Wow! I can honestly say that after one month of being a PetStay franchisee, I completely love it! Carole has been so supportive, always at the end of the phone when I needed her, helping with questions or concerns I’ve had and ringing me to see how I’ve been getting on.
PetStay has taken off far better than I could have anticipated too – yes, I had concerns at first about finding carers, but after placing an advert in local papers the response was so phenomenal that it gave me an excellent choice of carers. It also boosted PetStay advertising, as I’ve had enquiries off the back of the adverts.
Client enquiries and bookings have quickly followed, the Google advertising by Carole has given me a good internet presence in my local area so many have come direct through the website. That said, many have also come from sheer hard work of visiting vets, pet shops, local shops, Post offices and dog groomers and placing adverts in their windows. In short, after 6 weeks PetStay Suffolk is finding its feet very well, better than I expected, and with Carole’s support and the reputation of PetStay’s brand well behind the franchise, I can see it going from strength to strength.
PetStay Gloucestershire started advertising only two weeks ago today. I’m so proud to declare that it has been a runaway success so far. I have an awesome team of carers, fabulous customers and the diary is fast filling up with bookings.