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Pet Store Franchises Can Lead You to Being the Top Dog of Your Own Business

The ulti-mutt business for you may be a Pet Store Franchise, sometimes known as a Pet Supply Franchise. According to research conducted in October 2004, here are franchise opportunities focused on selling a wide variety of pet related merchandise, as would be found in a pet store.

None of the franchises listed here are endorsed by Pet Business Central, and of course, this list is only the beginning point in your research. Be sure to check out the other Pet Franchise categories, since some stores can be listed in more than one.

Pet Store or Pet Supply Franchises

Haynes Pet Centre
Pet Store and Grooming Shop
no website found
140 Hickory Crest Lane, Cumming, GA - 30041
Contact: Randy Trotter
Telephone: 770-403-7203
"Haynes Pet Centre is a specialty pet store located in high income markets. We offer the sale of fish, birds, small animals, and a grooming service. Haynes Pet Centre offers a pet store system and support network with years of operational experience."

This Pet Store Franchise is not in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500® as of 9/04.

Pet Habitat
6921 Heather St., Vancouver, BC V6P 3P5 Canada
Phone: (604)266-2721
Fax: (604)266-5880
"Since its founding in 1978, Pet Habitat has been providing pets and supplies to animal lovers throughout Vancouver, British Columbia. Each store sells a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and other critters."

250 Riverside St., Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: (800)221-5935
Fax: (740)775-2575
"Starting operations in 1967 in Ohio, Petland sells pets and pet-related merchandise to consumers throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Chile and Israel. Each Petland location sells fish, birds, cats, dogs, small animals, reptiles and the food and accessories needed to care for them."

More than 150 Pet Store Franchise locations worldwide, mostly in the US and Canada.

Franchise 500® rank: #240 (2003) ; #364 (2002) ; #493 (2000)

Pet Supplies "Plus"
Contact Harold Carney, Vice President Franchise Development.
22670 Haggerty Rd., #200, Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Phone: (866)477-7748/(248)374-1900 Fax: (248)374-7900

Approximately 180 Pet Store franchises in the US as of 6/04.

Franchise 500® rank: #286 (2004)

Ruffin's Pet Centres Inc.
Full-service pet stores
CANADA ONLY at this time
109 Industrial Ct., Dunnville, ON N1A 2X5 Canada
Phone: (905)774-7079
Fax: (905)774-1096
"A full service retail outlet that combines the fun atmosphere of a pet store with the high volume sales of a pet food store. Ruffins Pet provides top quality pet foods, pets and supplies to our customers at the best possible value."

13 Canadian Pet Store franchises as of 2004.

Top Dawg Pet Supply
1776 N. Pine Island Rd., #118, Plantation, FL 33322
Somewhat different concept than the others. You can buy a franchise at three different levels. The lowest cost, at $999, allows you to operate an online business with your own customized website. The Platinum Level package, at $4999, allows you to open a kiosk in a mall, start an eBay business and/promote your free custom website. With the V.I.P. Package ($14,999), you can do everything that's mentioned so far plus learn how to sell pet supplies in retail locations such as vet clinics, grooming establishments, kennels, et cetera.

New business, company began in 2003, no dealers as of 8/04.