Franchise Re-Sale

Animals at Home support their franchisees at all stages, whether it be through the initial start-up phase, on-going operation and marketing and for those franchisees that decide to leave the business, in selling their franchises.

If you are looking to start an Animals at Home franchise, but would rather take over one that has existing clients and that has already made a name for itself in its area, then there are a very limited number of existing Animals at Home Franchises available for sale.

These are companies set up with existing clients and will continue to receive the ongoing full support from the Animals at Home Head Office.

As all these opportunities are different and at different prices we have the details and will gladly discuss each opportunity with you.

The following are examples of franchises for resale, however if you are interested in a different area, please contact us.

North & West Surrey

Animals at Home North West Surrey have an established 10 year old Franchise in the Woking area, where the current owner has decided not to renew with us. We are able to offer this established business with an existing client database at the cost of a new Animals at Home Franchise. Please contact us early as we are confident this area will go very quickly.

Animals At Home Colchester & District

Animals At Home Colchester & District Ltd was started from scratch and has been growing year on year with a loyal and extensive customer database.  The business is now well established in the town of Colchester and its surrounding areas. The Town has one of the fastest growing populations in the country and there is plenty of scope for the expansion of the business.The business has excellent links with local vets and other animal related businesses in the area and we are the main provider of animal transport services for the Local RSPCA.Full support and training in the business working practices and administration will be provided to the people taking over.

Derby & District

Animals at Home - Derby & District was started three years ago by Elaine & Samantha, with the aim of providing quality pet care services to Derby and its surrounding area. The business is now well established and has a core base of returning clients who benefit from the range of services of services that we offer and we maintain excellent contacts with local vets and charities. Unfortunately for personal/health reasons, Elaine feels that she can no longer give the business the commitment it requires in order for it to continue to grow and to reach its full potential and it is with regret therefore that we have decided to sell. However, for the right individual, with vision and an enthusiastic hand, we are confident that the business will continue to expand in all of the service areas.  It will be very sad for us to say goodbye to our furry charges, but we are confident that the new franchisee will take good care of them for us.

We would also consider someone managing our business whilst we stay as silent Directors, we would then be able to offer holiday and weekend support.

Mid Sussex

Much loved established and successful franchise Animals at Home Mid Sussex has been running over 7 years reducing to part-time host family only in 2016. It has a substantial client database with many regular, repeat customers and a wonderful group of host families.

Due to personal circumstances the franchise is reluctantly up for sale for a true Animal lover who will continue to take good care of existing customers and their pets will the potential of building it back up to a full time franchise.

Ongoing support will be given to any new owners if needed, Animal Ambulance not included.

South Essex

Animals at Home South Essex was launched in the summer of 2012 by the present owners to cover Thurrock, Basildon, Castle Point, Rayleigh plus the surrounding areas of Southend-on-Sea providing an excellent standard of professional Pet Care service.

The company currently holds a large database of clients most of which are regular returning clients.  We pride ourselves on receiving continuous repeat business and recommendations.  For personal reasons the owners has kept the business at a steady level but there is huge potential for it to grow into a much larger business.

Animals at Home South Essex is well known to the majority of all local vets who regularly recommend our services to their clients who are looking for pet care or transportation. We are the preferred method of transport for the Vets4Pets and Companion Care Group offering internal transportation within the group, resulting in a steady income. The main advantage of taking over this existing franchise is that all the hard work of building a good reputation within our business sector has been done for you. Host Families have regular clients and have agreed to stay working with the new business owner.

The Franchise resale will include a fully sign written Animal Ambulance. This is taxed as an ambulance (therefore no road tax to purchase) and has a bespoke crate system both of which are in excellent condition. We are offering a substantial handover and training for the new owners, if required and ask all diary commitments which currently go into 2018 are honoured so as to maintain the relationship we have with our clients. It has not been an easy decision, only after long and careful consideration we feel that the time has come to reluctantly sell the business.  We will miss all the wonderful animals that have been in our care and the great owners who have trusted us with the care of their pets. Also the relationships that we have maintained with the many professionals that we encounter on a daily basis.

Mendip & North Somerset

Animals at Home (Mendip and North Somerset) Ltd was first set up in 2007. The current owner/operator took over in 2009.

The branch has a solid database of over 360 customers, with a large amount of repeat business. The branch currently concentrates on Cat Care At Home services, which formed 43% of the monthly turn over in the last financial year, with bookings in the diary in to 2017.  The branch also has a group of regular, loyal dog walking, home boarding and house sit clients, whom have all been using the business for the last 3-5 years.

Taking on this branch of Animals at Home offers the new franchisee the chance to hit the ground running with a regular income and loyal customer base from the off, with the opportunity to quickly increase work in their chosen areas of interest. The branch is ideally placed to economically serve a large area of Mendip & North somerset area thanks to the M5 & A38.

This successful branch of Animals at Home is only for sale due to the owner wishing to return to full time Veterinary Nursing.


We have an existing franchise for sale, in Merton, London, this has lots of room to grow and continue building a large database of clients who use their services regularly.

The franchise covers areas from Wimbledon to Upper Tooting.Unfortunately, personal circumstances have forced the sale, the Franchise resale will include a fully fitted and sign written Animal Ambulance.The Franchisee is reluctantly selling and will be very sad to say goodbye to their clients and especially all their lovely pets.

Medway, Maidstone & Swale (Mid- Kent)

The Business… 
This branch covers an extensive area which includes the major towns of Maidstone, Sittingbourne and Gillingham, it offers huge potential for future growth. 
The branch has a reputation for excellent care and reliability and enjoys support from local Vets, Social Services and charities. The business has a very loyal client base which is ever expanding due to recommendations. This offers you a regular income while you decide how to expand the business. 
Started from scratch in 2015 the branch has doubled in turnover and we will show you how to do that again, learn from our experiences while enjoying the guidance of the Franchisors experienced Management team. 
Full support and training will be given by the Franchisor. We are prepared to give you as much support and advice as you require during the handover – learn from our experiences.
Personal view… 
Starting the branch was a very significant lifestyle change and a step to semi–retirement. 
The years have shot by which is due to the daily diversity of work, we are not just about dogs and cats. We have loved caring for Alpacas, sheep, pigs, chickens, parrots… the list of our furry friends goes on and on! 
We offer all of the AAH services including dog walking, cat care, long distance and local transport, small holdings, home boarding and cremations. 
The decision to sell has not been an easy one but has come about due to a genuine change in personal circumstances. We are motivated to sell and will let the business, van and equipment go for a very realistic price.

Crystal Palace and Dulwich

Established in 2011, Animals at Home (Crystal Palace and Dulwich Ltd.) has a large customer base, and lots of potential for growth. The current owner has enjoyed caring for pets all over south London for six years, and is selling due to a change in family circumstances which necessitates a move to the North.

Full support from the current owner will be available to get to know current clients and their furry friends, and to ensure a smooth and successful handover.

South & West Norfolk

Animals at Home S&W Norfolk Ltd has been running for over 10 years now and I have been running it for over 9. The business is very well established in the area with regular repeat (weekly) business and a large client base. The business receives many recommendations from local vets as well as from existing clients, some who have been with me since the start. The business will come with the Animal Ambulance and a bespoke Lintran cage system.

I currently cover Kings Lynn and Downham Market therefore there is plenty of room for the business to grow. My main focus for has been Dog walking and small animal care so again lots of opportunity to expand the business with home boarding, pet sitting and the full range of services that Animals at home are able to specialise in. 

This will make a great business for the right person. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time doing it but wish to try something new and possibly relocate.This is a great opportunity to be your own boss and make an income from day 1. Full support from the current owner will be available to get to know current clients and their furry friends, and to ensure a smooth and successful handover.

Swindon District & North Wilts Ltd

Animals at Home – Swindon District & North Wilts was established 2 years ago with the aim of offering the local area quality pet care services. The business now has a core base of returning clients who value our wide range of services and reliable, personal care. We also have gained good links with local veterinary services, but there are still lots of opportunities for new owners to explore to really take the business forward and make it their own.

Due to a change of personal circumstances we are now looking to sell the business so a new owner can continue to move it forward. We have confirmed bookings into the summer and we would want a new owner to honour these commitments. Full support in the business working practices and administration will be provided. 

A fully kitted out and sign written Animal Ambulance is also available.

North Wales

After perhaps the most rewarding ten years of our working lives , and me reaching retirement age,we have decided to put the business up for sale.During the last ten years we have grown the business , through our loyal customer base, regular weekly dog walking, repeat vet trips using our Animal Ambulance, cat care/ feeding home visits, and our close links with many major companies to offer pet transportation, We feel that there are still areas of growth both within the range of services we offer, and the untapped potential of certain geographical areas The realistic purchase price reflects the very hard work put in to establish Animals At Home as the number one pet care company in the area, profitable , respected, reliable, and any new owner would be able to hit the ground running

North Hampshire

I started the North Hampshire branch in June 2013, and with Animal At Home’s help and support quickly established an extensive and diverse range of customers. Over the past five years it’s been my pleasure to meet some wonderful people and their pets, and I’ve built a reputation for reliability and good customer service so that many clients plan their holidays around myavailability.The branch covers Basingstoke and the surrounding area. While the franchise enjoys a good turnover, potential customer enquires are still received almost daily so there are good opportunities for this to be increased further.A change in family circumstances and a chance of early retirement means that this successful business is now offered for sale. Thiswould be an ideal opportunity for an animal-loving person looking to take on and grow an already well-established business.The sale price includes a fully equipped Renault Kangoo Animal Ambulance, complete with air-conditioning and integral Bluetooth and Tom Tom Sat Nav.

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