FAQs

Common questions about the Pet Wants pet food franchise opportunity

We’re looking for passionate and experienced entrepreneurs to join our team, and we get a lot of questions. Here are some answers to the questions we hear frequently about our pet food franchise.

WHAT IS THE TOTAL INVESTMENT?

Pet Wants franchise is a remarkably affordable franchise opportunity. Startup costs range from $56,830 to $191,000. And, with our quick startup time and mobile franchise model, you can be fully trained, up and running, and generating revenue faster than with many other franchise concepts.

WHAT IS THE FRANCHISE FEE AND ROYALTY STRUCTURE?

We charge a franchise fee of $38,500 for a Pet Wants mobile franchise and a fee of $48,500 for a Pet Wants retail franchise. Our royalty rate is fixed at 10%. See our current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for additional details.

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS FOR OWNERSHIP?

While we do not have fixed criteria for ownership, we are seeking owners who have a passion for animals and supporting the communities of pet owners in their cities and towns. We want owners who are passionate about pets but who also understand that any new business requires work. The financial requirement is $65,000 in liquid capital.

WHAT ARE THE GROWTH MARKETS FOR PET WANTS?

While we believe Pet Wants is a good fit for almost every community, all protected Pet Wants territories share a few key traits. We package territories by zip code and help you build a territory of up to 200,000 individuals. Also, we’ve identified a number of regions where we think the market is ready for a Pet Wants premium pet food franchise.

WHAT TYPE OF REAL ESTATE DO YOU NEED?

The short answer is: it’s up to you. Because Pet Wants offers a mobile franchise model, as well as a brick-and-mortar store model, you can get started without any significant real estate needs, allowing you to scale your operation as needed. For owners who want to open a brick-and-mortar store, areas that are centrally located, that enjoy high foot traffic, and are generally commercial in nature work the best. Most of our stores are between 1,100 and 1,500 square feet. Owners operating a mobile model will need space in a temperature controlled storage facility.

HOW MANY EMPLOYEES DO I NEED?

While you can scale your business by adding support personnel or additional staff to work farmers’ markets, home shows and pet-friendly events, many Pet Wants franchise owners never hire more than two or three employees. The business is designed to be operated as a sole, owner-operator entity, but you can also develop a larger area with store managers.

HOW CAN I GET AN FDD?

While we endeavor to answer as many questions as possible here, nevertheless, there may be questions you’re seeking the answers to that are found in our FDD. You can obtain a copy of our FDD during the disclosure and discovery process after completing the franchise application.

DO I MAKE THE DOG FOOD?

No, you don’t have to make the dog food. Pet Wants premium fresh pet foods are manufactured in our U.S. manufacturing facility and shipped in small batches directly to Pet Wants franchises. That being said, Pet Wants owners do make a homemade line of treats and spray products that are consistent with the Pet Wants philosophy and brand.

WHERE IS THE TRAINING HELD?

Your training begins at our home offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, where you’ll visit our corporate offices and training center, as well as numerous franchise locations.

Bring our premium pet food franchise to your community today

Pet Wants is a low-cost investment opportunity with high potential for growth as we expand across the United States. Startup costs range from $56,830 to $191,000 depending on variable costs of franchise models, real estate and staffing concerns.

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