Pet Sitter Launches Doggy Wedding Chaperone Service

Bride kissing dog with flower garland
Bride kissing dog with flower garland
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Award-winning dog sitter, PetStay have launched the search to find three entrepreneurs to pilot their new doggy wedding service, Walkies Down the Aisle.

The highly rated home dog boarding service PetStay is welcoming individuals to pilot a new franchise opportunity that help dogs be part of their owner’s wedding. The new wedding venture, Walkies Down the Aisle is a tailor-made service created to help couples include their four-legged family members on their wedding day whether as a ring bearer, best man or bridesmaid.

Established in 2005, PetStay provides an exclusive home dog boarding service to many satisfied customers and their four-legged friends, with branches across the UK. They have built an excellent reputation for providing a home-from-home environment for dogs, using hand-picked local and licenced carers who provide the best possible care for dogs whilst their owners are away.

After successfully opening its 38th branch, the company has begun looking for new entrepreneurs to pilot their new franchise, Walkies Down the Aisle. Weddings with a canine VIP will have a tailor-made chaperone service that includes care and training for the big day.

Managing Director Carole Davy said: “We all see our dogs as part of the family and would love for them to be part of our big day but many of our customers have said they find it difficult to find someone to care for the dog during and after the wedding.

“Over the years we have had so many enquiries for dogs to be looked after while mum and dad get married, and this got us thinking how lovely it would be if dogs could be part of the big day without adding extra stress to the bride and groom. From this idea we developed the tailor-made chaperone service, Walkies Down the Aisle and hope to find like-minded people to pilot the new business in their local area.”

Research from pet charity Blue Cross found that one in ten British couples wanted their dog to have a starring role in their wedding and more than a quarter think their pet will help them cope with wedding day jitters.

Business Development Manager Katie Lane said: “Wedding day dog care can be difficult for some couples as the friends and family they’d trust to look after their pup will be attending the wedding too.”

“After hearing from brides and grooms-to-be asking about our PetStay dog boarding we decided to take a look at developing our own bespoke wedding chaperone service to allow dogs to become a special part of the wedding and to help ease some of the stress by taking care of the dog throughout the big day.”

To launch the latest franchise opportunity from PetStay, the company is looking for three hardworking and passionate individuals to pilot the franchise in their own local area. Each franchisee chosen for the pilot will receive special offers, support and additional training to launch their very own Walkies Down the Aisle branch.