Pet lovers across the East Valley are helping fuel the growth of national pet care franchisor FETCH! Pet Care as it opens more locations in the region.
The franchisor, whose tag line is â€œWeâ€™ve Got Your Tail Covered,â€ says its targeting the Valley as part of a national expansion that will add thousands of at-home pet sitters and dog walkers across the country in the next few years. It wants to add two franchisees in Mesa and two in Phoenix. It currently has franchisees in west Mesa/Tempe, and Chandler/Gilbert.
Its franchisees provide care not just for cats and dogs, but many types of animals including exotics.
â€œItâ€™s a very pet positive area,â€ Paul Mann, the companyâ€™s CEO and founder, said of the region. â€œAAA rated Phoenix and the surrounding area as one of the top 10 best places in America for pets.â€
For an initial franchise fee of $16,000, the franchisor grants independent operators the right to distribute its products, techniques, and trademarks for royalties on gross sales. The fee also includes all training, national marketing and ongoing support.
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