Dog sitting company launches franchise

Creature Comforts, a dog sitting company, is rolling out a nationwide franchise programme.

Founded in 2005, Creature Comforts currently operates in Chester, Wirral and North Wales and is looking to expand throughout the UK through franchising.

A perfect franchise for dog lovers, Creature Comforts enables dog owners to leave their pets in the comfort of a caring home environment with a designated host family whilst on holiday, as an alternative to placing dogs in kennels.

This is a home based franchise that requires no stock to be purchased and has a start up cost of £8,750. According to Creature Comforts franchisees can expect earn £1,200 per month from month three, rising to £3,800 per month in month 24.

The Creature Comfort head office team offer full support and advise to franchisees and will assist with marketing by offering initial stationery and marketing material. Franchisees will also be provided with a free page on the Creature Comfort main website and a year's free advertising in Yellow Pages. The company will also supply corporate apparel.

Franchisees need to have a landline telephone and mobile, the use of a car which can transfer dogs if required, access to the internet and an email address, and should be in a position to look after dogs at short notice.