Description: With a Playful Pups franchise, you can spend your day working with dogs in your area, taking them for walks and offering additional services. Opportunities: Opportunities available throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £3,450. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes. Part-time: Yes.
Tess Augood, franchisee in Brentwood - Essex
Tess had tried franchising before (around four years ago) with another franchise she found online. This particular franchise failed to provide what had been promised, leaving Tess with a negative feeling about franchises. A friend of Tessa (another franchisee of ours) told her about the Playful Pups franchise and how well she was doing with it after a discussion on a night out. Tess then decided to call us around May 2016.
We spent quite a lot of time on the phone with Tess and even met with her in person to go over the franchise. She decided to give it a go in early June of this year and around four months in, is making in excess of £700 per week with her new business, working hours she chooses.
I knew someone that had just recently purchased a dog walking franchise for £14,000, so I was very curious as to how Playful Pups were offering what seemed like a ‘much better’ franchise for such a small fee of just £1490. After speaking to the team at Playful Pups, I began to understand that they were all about growing their brand and so were pricing extremely low to get high numbers of franchisees in the Uk before putting prices up. I obviously snapped up the deal and started immediately.
I was up and running in around four weeks with my website, business cards, leaflets and lots of other really handy goodies to get me going. Anna at Playful Pups practically held my hand through the whole process and was really lovely throughout.
I had my first customer 'before’ I was even up and running, and it has just snowballed ever since.
I love what I do, working with dogs and meeting new people, plus I have never been slimmer or fitter.
I am now turning away work as my diary is completely full. I am even considering taking on my daughter as a second walker now to cope with demand.
GREAT! WHAT'S MY NEXT STEP?
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