With approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in America, the pet care industry is flourishing with puppy-loving entrepreneurs looking to service dog owners, who now account for 39% of U.S. households, according to the American Pet Products Association 2011- 2012 National Pet Owners Survey. In this weekâ€™s American Franchise Spotlight, we find out how one business owner scaled his pet sitting and walking service into a national franchise.
According to Paul Mann, the companyâ€™s founder and CEO, Fetch! Pet Care grew out of a simple need. â€œI was looking for pet care and couldnâ€™t find someone who I felt comfortable giving the keys to my house to and entrusting with my pet,â€ said Mann.
Mann said his background in business process re-engineering inspired him to create a highly automated business for pets everywhere. Continue reading this story.