Franchise Opportunities



Pet care service is a $60 billion industry according to IBISWORLD. The industry growth rate is impressive at 5% annually, and expected to continue at that pace. There is a tremendous opportunity for scaling up up your business and investing in a sound concept that is fun as it is financially sound.

Nearly half of American households have dogs, that’s 44%, or estimated 78 million dogs and growing. Pet ownership has been on the rise for the past two decades with no end in site. All these factors contributer to strong revenue growth in pet sitting and doggie daycare.

“I predict we will be the Nordstrom of doggie daycare and dog training”. More people are treating their dogs like their children, and they don’t want to dump them anywhere. They want a company they can trust.

There is a lot of potential growth for future growth with the brand Hot Dog On A Leash. Hot Dog On A Leash is more than doggie daycare and pet sitting, expand and offer multiple services that you see on our website.

We only ask that you have a passion for dogs and understand what it takes to run a profitable business.

A custom website to attract your prospective customers
  • Market your own subdomain
  • Search engine optimize for your geographic area
  • Link to your own social media accounts
  • Post to your own blog
  • Capture new business
  • Manage your custom site via the web

Online Tools:

  • Customer self-scheduling and billing
  • Accounting and payroll
  • Online and direct marketing
  • Online employee background check service
  • We’re also developing a new integrated system that will bring all of these functions into a single interface

Mobile App (Coming Soon):

  • Customers can schedule, manage and pay for their visits via a custom mobile application
  • Employees can access and manage their work schedules via the same application
  • Clients and staff are then connected via real-time notifications and interactivity for every visit – while managers can keep watch with real-time data and analytics.


  • Detailed initial consultation and setup
  • New franchisee starter pack & supplies
  • Up to 85,000 households per service area
  • Ongoing one on one training via phone or chat
  • Training document and online training courses
  • Preapproved marketing collateral designs
  • Franchisee and employee competence exams
  • Quick and streamlined launch of your business

Low Fees & Royalties:

  • 5% Monthly royalties contribute to the cost of managing and improving the franchise’s systems
  • 1.5% Monthly marketing passthrough goes towards a mix of local and national online advertising
  • Veteran and Teacher discounts. Just ask!

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Trends and Facts About Pet Franchises

  1. Americans spend a lot to care for their animal family members. According to According to the 2017-18 APPA (American Pet Products Association) National Pet Owners Survey, 68% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 84.6 million homes.
  2. 139.3 million freshwater fish are owned in the U.S., the most of any animal type. The rest of the breakdown is as follows: cats (94.2 million), dogs (89.7 million), birds (20.3 million), saltwater fish (18.8 million), small animals such as hamsters (14.0 million), reptiles (9.4 million), and horses (7.6 million).
  3. The amount of total pet expenditures in the U.S. has steadily increased every year for over 20 years, even in times of economic downturn, according to the APPA. For 2017, the association estimates that $69.36 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S.
  4. In 2016, over $66 billion was spent on pets in the U.S. Food was the number one category for spending ($28.23 billion), followed by supplies/OTC medicine ($14.71 billion), vet care ($15.95 billion), pet services: grooming & boarding ($5.76 billion), and live animal purchases ($2.1 billion).
  5. For those who want to own a pet-related business, there are many options to choose from and a positive outlook for the industry’s future. Choices range from traditional pet and pet supply retail stores to specialized boarding facilities, to professional grooming, even waste disposal.
  6. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average establishment in the pet industry is truly a small business. The bureau also forecasts job growth to mirror or be faster than the average for the different parts of the industry through 2020.

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5 stars for Hot Dog On A Leash. My golden retriever Jackson had been to many trainers, but the issues were never resolved. I can now walk Jackson with or without a leash and not have to worry about being pulled down. He loves going to Puppy Camp, 5 days a week, and has even gotten over his fear of water. Jackson also went through the Therapy Dog Program that Hot Dog On A Leash offers and gives kisses on a daily basis. Paws up for this amazing company and the trainers!

Harriet F.

I know first hand that the Hot Dog on a Leash team is AWESOME.

As an client of Heather and Randy’s, I applaud their dedication to protect a dog they’re pet sitting. I feel extremely comfortable allowing them to come into my home and take my puppy to play for awhile!! Our dogs ALWAYS HAVE FUN and are alwsys return safe and very tired 🙂

When I have the occasion to bring my own dog, he plays with the dogs brought to the park by Heather/Randy and LOVES LOVES LOVES the attention he gets from them as well! An OUTSTANDING team of PROFESSIONALS all around!!!

Gary M

Hazel is a Carin Terrier. She would run out the door to chase squirrels and rabbits and not come back when called. We always had to walk her on a leash for fear of her running off at our beach house. We were referred to Hot Dog On A Leash and Hazel is now off leash and comes back when called. Thank you to the wonderful trainers at Hot Dog On A Leash.

Susan M

We rescued a 7 month old cocker/poodle last July. We are his 4th home! Needless to say, he had some definite behavioral issues. After only 5 weeks of training, he has shown remarkable improvement! We are ALL much happier! Randy and Heather are extremely knowledgable, experienced and professional. We are so impressed with the results that we have decided to continue with “therapy and service dog training”.

Gene S

I couldn’t be happier with the care and attention my 7 month old husky puppy is getting with her training. We started Rogue at 5 months old in Basic Obedience and have since moved up to Advance Obedience training. I have always had prompt replies with all the staff and flexibility with scheduling.

I feel a tremendous amount of pride when my friends tell me I have such a awesome dog. It’s Hot Dog On A Leash’s understanding and enthusiasm that makes them such great trainers. Our daily routine has gone from a disconnected disaster to flawless joy! 5 STARS. Keep up the awesome work!

Cheriene G

Heather communicated quickly and followed up on some concerns expeditiously and is working with us to help ensure that our challenges are addressed. The initial training went well and Heather’s professional follow-up on their guarantee is greatly appreciated.

Bennett B

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