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.

We have a very successful Animals at Home Franchise who has built her business within part of her licenced area and is now looking to sell on the licenced area that she is no longer able to concentrate on.

These areas do have some clients and would benefit from someone concentrating their efforts within this area and building the potential further.

BN1, BN2 & BN3 = Brighton & Hove, BN7 & BN8 = Lewes, BN9 = Newhaven, BN10 = Peacehaven, BN25 = Seaford.
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.
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.

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.
Due to a change in personal circumstances I am, regrettably, offering my franchise for sale. It is in a great area with lots of affluent villages as well as big towns, so a good mix of potential clients.

Since starting it in June 2017 it has been steadily growing but there is so much more potential for it to become very successful in the right hands. 

The fully equipped animal ambulance is on a lease agreement which will be transferred to the new owner so you can hit the ground running. Other equipment that has been purchased over the last year may also be included if required.
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
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.

A profitable, thriving and well-established business providing consistent cash flow and regular income. The franchise provides a good mix of services, including dog walking, home boarding, cat care, small pet care, pet transport and pet cremation, ensuring a regular income stream throughout the year. Our motto is, ‘large or small, we care for them all!’

Begun from scratch in 2011, the franchise has grown steadily, and has a well-established, large and loyal clientele, as well as still attracting regular new business through referrals and on-line advertising, ensuring continuing growth opportunities. The business already has future bookings into 2019. 

The current owners have built a business that benefits from an excellent reputation for caring, reliable and professional pet care with clients, local vets, pet charities, other pet service providers and social services in the area.

Relationships with vets across the area is excellent and provides regular referrals for pet taxi and other pet care services.

The franchise is geographically compact, allowing business to be obtained across the area, which consists of a diverse mix of urban and rural settings including Derby city outskirts, Burton on Trent, Swadlincote and surrounding towns and villages. 

The sale includes a fully sign-written Renault Kangoo Animal Ambulance, fully serviced through a Renault service plan, and benefiting from a fitted dog cage, air-conditioning, integral Bluetooth and Tom Tom Sat Nav. If required, a second sign written vehicle may also be available for an additional fee.As our retirement age approaches with attendant changes in family circumstances, the sale of the franchise offers the new owners an excellent opportunity to consolidate the existing successful and respected business, with further expansion if required, and the attractive benefit of an established income stream from day one. 

This is a life-style changing opportunity, providing the chance of financial independence, personal job satisfaction, a varied daily work regime, an outdoor life and a never-ending stream of lovable pets to brighten up each day!

As well as the excellent training and support provided by the Franchise head office team, full support from the existing husband and wife team is available to the new owners, including introductions to our regular clients, their loveable pets and local vets (also quite loveable!), as well as business working practices and administration.
Animals at Home East Kent Limited covers a large area from Folkestone/Hythe in the south to Herne bay in the north and all points east to the coast, which offers huge potential for future growth.

The branch has a reputation for excellent reliability, customer service and animal care, it offers AAH services including dog walking, home visits, pet transport, home boarding and cremations.

Full support and training will be given by the Franchisor & I am happy to give you advice and support during the handover.

This business is a life style changing opportunity, providing job satisfaction with a varied work regime and countless hours of fun with animals of all shapes and sizes. 

It will make a great business for the right person(s) with the chance to be your own boss.Starting the branch in 2014 was a huge lifestyle change, rewarding on so many levels. The decision to sell has not been made lightly but personal circumstances have changed.
Animals At Home Nottingham has been in business since 2008. This is a very well-established franchise offering a good mix of pet care services that gives all year-round profits and provides a consistent healthy cash flow. Services we offer include; dog walking, home boarding, cat care, small pet care, pet transport/ambulance service, house sitting and pet cremation.

We first became involved with AAH as a ‘host family’, looking after client’s dogs in our home, for the previous owners. When we heard they were looking to retire we were keen to buy this franchise as we saw this as a fantastic opportunity to work for ourselves and with animals! 

We took over in February 2016 and continued to service a large and loyal clientele. We have built on this excellent reputation and have grown and continue to attract regular new business through repeat bookings, referrals and on-line advertising, ensuring continuing growth opportunities.

We are passionate about working with this very successful franchise company and are only selling because we have an opportunity to buy another AAH franchise in the south west of the country where we want to move to. We love our work and will be sad to say goodbye to our clients and the beloved pets we have got to know so well. Our Business ethos is “Our priority is your pet’s welfare when you are not there.” 

Our franchise is Geographically compact covering a large part of Nottingham. We both work full time successfully and have built and expanded this business year on year yet there is still opportunity to expand even further. We enjoy the financial independence whilst working for yourself. “No two days are ever the same” which is what we love as it is a mixture of working outdoor and office based managerial responsibilities. 

You get excellent support and training from the franchise head office team and we will provide full support to the new owners, including introductions to our regular clients, their loveable pets and local vets to help with a smooth transition of the whole business.
Animals at Home Cornwall was established in March 2015 with the aim of offering quality animal care and transport services within the county. We are unique amongst other franchises within the group in that we have a whole county, rather than an area within a county to operate within.

The business has a core base of returning clients who value our reliable and personal one to one service. As of November 2018, we have confirmed bookings in 2019 of 92 days house-sitting and 31 days home boarding and we would want a new owner to honour these commitments. Other bookings will be expected early in 2019 from regular clients and new client enquiries. 

We have a mixture of 3 couples and 3 single people who home-board client’s pets, some of whom house-sit as well, and 1 person who exclusively house-sits for us. They are lovely people always ready to help, if you get stretched.

With 6 million visitors to Cornwall every year we get enquiries from holidaymakers who are looking for day and over-night care, so they can visit those places where their dogs are not allowed. There is a plethora of holiday parks, hotels and, cottage owners which could be approached to increase turnover in this area. Also, with such a vast area to look after there are still many vets, animal sanctuary’s and Social Service department’s etc that are still to be visited. Therefore, expansion should be a very achievable goal.

The sale of the franchise offers the new owners the attractive benefit of an established income stream from day one. An excellent opportunity to consolidate the existing respected business, with further expansion prospects possible, if required. This is a life-style changing experience providing the chance of personal job satisfaction, a varied daily work regime, an outdoor life and a never-ending stream of lovable pets to brighten up each day!

A bonus, if you need one, is that the people of Cornwall are the friendliest and most hospitable you will ever meet.  Cornwall is beautiful everywhere you look.  The beaches are sublime and as I drive around in the ambulance, I find I go the long way around as the scenery is stunning. Eating down here is a national pastime, which some awesome restaurants and farm shops.  It has not been easy decision to sell the business, but my mum needs me full time and as you only get one mum, I want to make sure she is properly looked after.
Animals at Home South Essex was launched in the summer of 2012 by the previous director 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 current owner purchased the franchise in 2017.

We currently hold a large database of clients some of which are regular returning clients, we pride ourselves on the continuous business enquires and recommendations. For personal reasons the current owners have kept the business at a steady level but there is huge potential for it to grow into a much larger business. Great opportunities to expand the business by way of completing more dog walking services, home boarding in the areas covered and house sitting. 

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 transport. It is also the preferred method of transport for the Vets4Pets & Riverside Veterinary Group offering internal transportation within the group, resulting in a steady income. 

We are the registered transfer company for the PDSA in Basildon. The main advantage of taking over this existing franchise is that all of the hard work of building a good reputation within our business sector has been done for you. Host Families also have their regular clients and have agreed to stay working with the new business owner. There is also the opportunity for the new owner to home board themselves or find more host families. 

There is an opportunity for the Franchise resale to include a fully sign written Animal Ambulance (for an extra cost). The Ambulance has Sat Nav, digital radio, air con and rear parking sensors. It was purchased last April and has a fully fitted internal crate system inside which was new in September last year. It is a VW Caddy Maxi so has rear seats and can comfortably fit 5 people. Alternatively the other option is to purchase the franchise (at a lower cost) and organise an Animal Ambulance through Animals at Home. 

Existing telephone number to remain for continuity and marketing materials. Animals at Home will also offer substantial handovers and training with the new owners. 

It has not been an easy decision and it is only after long and careful consideration I feel that the time has come to reluctantly sell my respected award-winning business. 

Please contact Ann on 07769 291424 directly for further information.
After almost 13 years of caring for other people’s pets - this can be anything from Alpacas to tortoise’s, as well as the small furry rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs and thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. I find myself at an age where I need to retire and give myself some time, so therefore I am looking to sell my franchise onto a caring animal lover like myself.

There is plenty of scope for a younger and fitter person to take the business much further, and to grow my very loyal client base substantially. I also have a van fitted with a cage that can be included in the sale. 

The Animals at Home Franchise Training and Support Team will provide you with all the support and training that you will require.

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