Pets Are Inn
Love your dog? Thought of putting him a cage for a week or two upsetting? Now you don’t have to. Introducing the #1 pet lodging alternative and the most unique pet franchise in the industry. At Pets Are Inn your cherished pet is cared for in a pre-screened private home by dog lovers. The business model has you/and or your staff providing round trip pick-up and delivery. Finally…loving pet care with no cages or kennels. Enjoy vacations and business trips without guilt.
Low investment and exceptionally high returns. Easy to run. Simple to manage. And if you love animals…the perfect pet franchise.
It’s peace of mind for you and a “home environment” for that special member of the family.
To Provide the Pets Are Inn franchise owner with a rewarding business environment that leads to personal satisfaction and financial independence.
To be the number one lodging choice for the discriminating pet owner who values their pet as “one of the family.”
To give pet owners “Peace of Mind” knowing that their pet will be provided with all the comforts of home.
To care for pets in private homes where they will be “pampered” by carefully selected pet lovers (Host Families).
FIVE STAR Service for Your Pet!
The Pets Are Inn concept was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was formed out of necessity when a couple discovered that the family pet, Chopin (who is a person disguised as a dog), did not do well in a kennel. On subsequent vacations, they solicited friends for the care of Chopin. However, they were uncomfortable imposing on friends, neighbors, or relatives.
They had inadvertently stumbled on an ideal alternative to kennel boarding. Namely, soliciting a “Host Family” to care for the furry family member while they were away for a vacation or business trip. This was a humane alternative that addressed equally the pet’s physical and emotional needs, and it’s family’s peace of mind. Thus, Pets Are Inn was born as “The #1 Alternative for Boarding Your Pet While You’re Away” with “All the Comforts of Home.”
Pet lovers endorsed Pets Are Inn and it’s values. In 1986 the business began expanding through franchising. Today there are locations nationally, including Hawaii. Pets Are Inn has been featured on TV and on Radio and in various national publications…
ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE…USA TODAY…AMERICAN WOMAN…CHICAGO TRIBUNE…SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS…D & B REPORTS…DALLAS MORNING NEWS…BUSINESS START UPS…COMPLETE WOMAN…DOG WORLD…WOMAN’S WORLD…DALLAS WOMAN…AAA WORLD AND HOME & AWAY MAGAZINES.
Pets Are Inn is approved by AAA and is a member of its “Show Your Card and Save” program…and has been recognized by…Small Business Opportunities Magazine as one of 15 blockbuster home-based businesses…by Gregory Matusky in his book, “The Best Home-Based Franchises”…and by being rated the #1 Franchise Nationally in Pet Care Services by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Pets Are Inn is an innovative, successful and proven Business Opportunities.
Pets Are Inn – Our Concept
A genuine revolution has taken place in the pet boarding industry, and it’s called…
Finally! Pet Boarding without Cages or Kennels
Think about what really makes your pet comfortable when you leave or go away. Often your pet pleads with you using that special, uncanny eye contact (that pets alone possess!) not to go. When you do leave, they take a snooze and wait for your return.
Now imagine leaving for a week instead of several hours. Your pet may not be able to tell time, but you can, and a week is a long time to be without those very things y our pet lives for.
When most people go on vacation, they must impose either on their friends or family for the are of their pet or look to outside help. Traditionally, that outside help has been a standard kennel facility. You know, locking the pet up in a “cage”. Nationwide, there has been an explosion of the family pet. Today’s pet has become “a Member of the Family”. Many families have put off having children until their late 30’s or early 40’s. This has resulted in the family pet becoming their child.
How special is your pet? If there were someone in your absence, who could provide a loving touch, a pat on the head, and soft familial tones of someone who cares about them, would you deny, even for a minute, the pleasure and reassurance your pet would derive from that experience?
Pets Are Inn boards customers’ pets in private homes! And since the great majority of pets are thoroughly accustomed to living in a home environment, the discomfort, illness, and stress normally associated with kennel boarding is absent when in-home boarding is used.
A Home vs. a Kennel?
When it’s a question of comfort and quality care for your pet, is there really a question where your pet would rather be?
And from your customers’ point of view, do they really feel comfortable knowing their beloved pet is being deprived of the love, attention, and caring that is so much a part of their daily routine at home?
Fact is most families would prefer having their pet cared for in a loving…caring…”home environment.” That’s Pets Are Inn.
In the following pages, we will outline just how and why Pets Are Inn works and how you can become a part of our expanding network.
Commitment: Training and Support
Now it’s time to examine what Pets Are Inn provides to the franchise owner.
Through careful market research analysis, Pets Are Inn assigns exclusive territories to each new franchise owner and helps them attain maximum market penetration.
We provide lodging plus 4 days of intensive training for the Franchise Owner (one person) so that you are ready when you board your first pet. The training consists of both hands on, experiential learning and classroom instruction. The training program covers operating skills, sales, marketing, pricing and other topics to be selected. Your attendance is mandatory for the training program. You may, at your discretion, invite one additional person to attend.
Pets Are Inn assesses your market and its demographics to determine pricing, advertising, and marketing guidelines. As part of a franchise network, you will learn from the experience of other franchises what works and what does not work.
You receive a complete operations manual that covers all aspects of operating your own Pets Are Inn business. This is the same manual we use to operate our own franchise in Minneapolis.
You will be a part of a large buying group rather than dealing simply as an individual business owner. You will be able to purchase supplies and promotional materials such as television commercials and videos that have been produced for marketing your Pets Are Inn business.
As a member of the Pets Are Inn family, you will receive a complete computerized system. A tremendously powerful management tool that allows you to save time, and manage much more effectively. The system provides you with an online web-based reservation system that includes:
- Database tracking
- Accounts Receivable
- Sales analysis and reporting
- Accounting reports and analyses
- Management reporting for customers and host families
- Word processing
- Accounts Payable
- General Ledger
- Cash management
You will be provided with complete business liability insurance coverage during your first year of operation by Pets Are Inn. Your Host Families pay a nominal amount for their coverage under the PAI Master Insurance Program.
National/Regional Meetings/Monthly Teleconferences
It’s important as a business owner to meet and establish relationships with other Franchise Owners. These meetings are more than social, although we do have a great time. Training in the area of sales, marketing, management, advertising, and how to handle crisis situations are some of the many areas covered to help you expand and grow your business. Let’s face it, that’s why you are considering becoming affiliated with Pets Are Inn…why “re-invent the wheel” ?
Our Referral Network
It’s unfortunate when a long-time customer decides to move to another city. You have spent a great deal of time building a personal relationship with the customer and their pet. That’s the Bad News. But the Good News is having a Pets Are Inn located in the city where they are moving.
We receive a large number of inquiries from our website and our national 800 number from articles written about Pets Are Inn that appear throughout the country. Also, as part of our national advertising campaign, franchise owners are highlighted in local and community newspapers, not to mention being featured on television. As a unique business and Business Opportunities, our national advertising campaign focuses on syndicated columnists and magazine writers. When an inquiry comes in from our website and 800 number from someone in either your area or from someone who is moving to your area, you get that referral. You’ll be surprised…we get calls from pet owners as well as individuals interested in caring for pets.
We are available to make recommendations on any aspect of your business plan or strategy. We offer continual research, analysis, study, and evaluation of new marketing programs, ideas and trends that are important to our industry.
Your training does not end when you leave Minneapolis. When you have a question or problem, we are there to help. We invite you to call us anytime on our toll free number. Accessibility and responsiveness to Franchise Owners remains our all important pledge.
Remember too, we act as a clearinghouse by gathering information from Franchise Owners nationwide.
Support & Training
Pets Are Inn
- Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
- Site Selection Assistance: Yes
- Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
- Recruiting Assistance: No
- Co-Operative Advertising: No
- Training: 5 Days Minneapolis, MN