Enjoy the fun and flexibility of running a business by starting your very own Hopes Happy Hounds franchise. Unlike other franchises, there are no expensive start-up costs – our package is affordable and designed to get your business up and running as quickly as possible, with plenty of help and advice from us.
If you’re considering setting up your own business, or just want to try something new, joining the Hopes Happy Hounds family is a safe way to start a career in the pet industry. With our years of knowledge and professional support, you’ll soon be on the road to success.
The many benefits of joining Hopes Happy Hounds include:
Branding – your business will have a recognised name with a track record in the industry.
Planning – following our proven model is less risky than starting your own business from scratch.
Support – we’ll provide everything from your initial training to branded documents — we’re with you every step of the way.
Finance – if you need help becoming self-employed or generally with your accounts and tax returns etc., our friendly accountancy firm, can offer you all the advice and assistance you will need in dealing with your own personal tax affairs and completing all the required HMRC paperwork.
Territories – dog walking/pet sitting franchisees will be given their own territory exclusive to HHH
Marketing – your business will benefit from being promoted through our website, Facebook page, Yell.com listing and other marketing channels.
Advice – get help with industry issues such as equipment, fouling, legal requirements, codes of practice and health and safety.
Here at Hopes Happy Hounds we pride ourselves on offering a first class service, so we need to ensure that all our franchisees meet our requirements, including: It sounds obvious, but here at Hopes Happy Hounds we have a passion for animals and we expect everyone who joins us to share that passion.
You must already be self-employed or be willing to become self-employed. As the franchise will be your business, you will need to take out your own public liability insurance (We provide the first year). A valid UK driving licence is essential for dog walkers as transportation of animals will be necessary. Our own terms and legal conditions apply to all franchise owners.
What you get with your HHH business
- Initial stock of sign up documents
- Vehicle livery
- Social media pages and how to run them
- hopes happy hounds email address
- Your own page dedicated to you on our website including meet the team and locations
- yell.com advertising
- A pack of personalised branded clothing/uniform
- Online training – Canine first aid, animal first aid, cat care and dog care (with an option of class learning and other courses)
- 5000 leaflets and 500 business cards
- Business & accounting software, preloaded, with training
- 24/7 Advice & support
- One year of public liability insurance to get you started