Franchise aims for nationwide expansion

Creature Comforts Home Boarding is looking for franchise owners to aid its aim of becoming the UK's leading national dog sitting service. The company already has successful locations operating in Chester, Wirral and North Wales and is now looking to roll out its brand nationwide.

Creature Comforts Home Boarding was set up in 2005 by Ailsa Price to offer dog owners an alternative to placing dogs in kennels while on holiday. Many people are not at ease with leaving their pets in kennels and many also would rather not go on holiday than do so. Creature Comforts Home Boarding enables owners to leave their dogs in the home of a loving host family, where their routine will continue with the minimum disruption.

The expansion of the business is to be spearheaded by the appointment of a network of franchises throughout the UK. Franchise owners will be offered a defined geographical area with guaranteed exclusive rights to operate under the Create Comforts Home Boarding name. The company currently has 10 franchise territories in operation.

The start up fee of a Creature Comforts Home Boarding is £5,950. Franchise owners will receive full support and advice from the head office team, who will also assist with marketing by offering initial stationery and marketing material. They will also provide a free page on the main website and a year's free advertising on Yell.com. Corporate apparel is also supplied.

This is a home-based franchise opportunity and franchise owners need only a landline telephone and mobile, the use of a car which can transfer dogs if required, access to the internet and an email address.