At present, Pets Are Inn franchises are available throughout the United States. They give pet owners that peace of mind they long for knowing their pets are in good hands while they are away. The pets are hosted by carefully selected pet-lover families who are desperate to spend all of their affection on these beautiful creatures by pampering them and treating them as one of their own. “Think about what really makes your pet comfortable when you leave or go away,” reads the website, “Often your pet pleads with you using that special, uncanny eye contact (that pets alone possess!) not to go. This is why Pets Are Inn boards customers’ pets in private homes! And since the great majority of pets are thoroughly accustomed to living in a home environment, the discomfort, illness, and stress normally associated with kennel boarding are absent when in-home boarding is used. Caring for pets since 1982, Pets Are Inn is the “#1 Alternative for Boarding Your Pet While You’re Away” with “All the Comforts of Home.” For their extraordinary contribution to the pet industry, Pets Are Inn has been featured on TV, Radio, and various nationally renowned publications. It has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and has been recognized as one of 15 blockbuster home-based businesses by Small Business Opportunities Magazine and among “The Best Home-based Franchises” by Gregory Matusky in his book. Also, it was rated as the #1 Franchise in the Petcare service industry nationwide by the Entrepreneur magazine.
To be a great franchise, it is crucial that the franchise owners believe in its culture, system, and leadership. This can only be attained by providing strong initial, on-going, and field support. As initial support, Pets Are Inn assists the owners to find a perfect spot to gain maximum market penetration and help them get things set up thereon. Apart from this, to prepare the franchisees for their first pet, they offer temporary accommodation and 4 days of intensive and mandatory training which includes operating skills, sales, marketing, pricing, and other topics. To further extend the support in terms of sales, Pets Are Inn helps the owners determine the pricing, advertising, and marketing guidelines based on the demographics of the audience. Also, there are regular conferences to maintain the network, and the franchise owners are given an operations manual that embodies all aspects of running a Pets Are Inn business. In terms of technical support, it provides an automated system with powerful management tools to save time on tasks such as database tracking, invoicing, accounts, sales analysis, reporting, general ledger, cash management, and much more. Moreover, to keep the business secure in the first year of operation, Pets Are Inn provides complete business liability insurance coverage for that period. As ongoing support, it offers recommendations on any aspect of the business strategy along with continual research, analysis, study, and evaluation of new marketing programs, ideas, and trends that are integral to keep up with the industry. In the end, let’s see what their franchisees have to say about them:
“When we were told about the publicity we could expect, we didn’t anticipate it would work for us so quickly. We have been featured in Plano Profile, the Dallas morning news. We also did a radio talk show that’s listened to by almost everyone and a TV interview. The business has really taken off too — all the publicity is making our name very well known.”– Kaye Gardner, Owner, Pets Are Inn Dallas, Texas.
“We bought a Pets Are Inn franchise because we like the potential that owning our own business offers us. We chose this business because we love pets and can work well with pet owners. Another important reason we believe in this franchise is the support we get from the corporate office whenever there is a problem. There have been great savings on insurance, forms, and advertising specialties too, by purchasing together with other franchise owners.” – George & Pat Miller, Owner, Pets Are Inn Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.