Kennelwood Pet Resorts have been in business 34 years, have developed system upon system that taps into add-on revenue streams. We have in many cases developed the service, tested the products, worked with manufacturers and have a tried and true model. This is our business, this is our category, this is what we do, this is what we developed…
Kennelwood Pet Resorts strive to provide services designed to:
- Enrich and improve the lives of pets
- Educate and share our expert pet knowledge
- Encourage and promote community improvement
Kennelwood Pet Resorts are full-service resorts that offer enticing destinations, accommodations and activities for your pet to enjoy. Along with the assurance of expert care, ultimate comfort and safety, while pet parents are away.
Whether your pet's idea of the perfect getaway is high activity or relaxation, Kennelwood offers the perfect pet vacation package, featuring fun and stimulating experiences for every pet guest.
What is the investment range for the Kennelwood Pet Resorts Franchise?
The estimated required investment ranges between $690,483 and $945,473, including a franchise fee of $55,000. As with any new business venture, it’s important that you have the capital needed to adequately fund your new business. We require franchise candidates to have a minimum of $200,000 in liquid capital to invest in their business. This can be either supplied by themselves or a combination of monies from investors.
Are there ongoing fees paid to the franchisor?
Franchisees will be required to pay a royalty of 6% of gross revenues. These fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of new products, procedures, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades.
Are there any advertising fees?
Franchisees will be required to spend at least 3% of revenues on local marketing. Franchisees may also be required to contribute up to 1.5% of gross revenues toward a system marketing fund. Funds are used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Kennelwood Pet Resorts brand and fund the creative costs to develop local franchise marketing materials.
Is financing available?
Although we do not provide financing, we are be able to provide references to qualified lending agencies, on a case-by-case basis.
What is the term of the franchise agreement?
The initial term of your Kennelwood Pet Resorts franchise agreement is ten years, with one subsequent ten year renewal term and two subsequent five-year renewal terms.
Do I need prior experience in running a pet boarding facility or other pet related business?
Background in the pet care industry experience is a plus, but certainly not a requirement. We will provide the training you need to adopt and use the Kennelwood systems and procedures. However, we do seek franchisees that have strong business management and customer service skills, a genuine interest in the welfare of pets, and a dedication to providing superior products and services.
Whether customers are pet parents who work full-time, need to travel away from home, or are looking for a day of fun for their pet or professional training services - they demand high quality for their beloved pets. That’s why they turn to Kennelwood Pet Resorts time and time again. With a concept recognized as one of the finest pet resorts in the world, as a Kennelwood Pet Resorts franchise owner you can offer a variety of luxury accommodations for both dogs and cats. Rooms can accommodate even the largest of breeds and also multiple-pet families.
You can even provide pet transportation. Accommodation and ancillary services can also be bundled for convenience and saving to customers. You are sure to provide something to fit anyone’s specifications and budget with this pet franchise! But more than the convenience, trust and peace of mind you can offer to pet parents (or “Moms and Dads”), it's the pets (their “kids”) that really benefit. That’s why we say, “The Proof is in the Pulling.” Pets enjoy their time spent at Kennelwood Pet Resorts so much that they often pull their parents into Kennelwood on return visits!
Of course, your needs and goals as a business owner are important too. That’s why the entire Kennelwood team is committed to providing the training, support and tools you’ll need to run an effective pet care business.
Franchisees receive in-depth, thorough training in all aspects of operating a Kennelwood Pet Resorts facility. This will take place at our Franchise Support headquarters and corporate facilities in St. Louis, Missouri. In the classroom we will provide instruction on such topics as administrative issues, operational aspects, pet safety, client relations, sales, marketing, human resources and staffing concerns.
The on-the-job, hands-on portion of training will have you actively participating in the daily activities at one of our corporate facilities working side-by-side with our seasoned managers and staff and let you feel what it's like to be at the helm of a Kennelwood Pet Resorts facility.
Pet-related businesses are also among the hottest and fastest growing categories in franchising, according to Entrepreneur magazine.
So it’s easy to see why Kennelwood Pet Resorts just makes smart business sense. A strong consumer market and growing franchise market, plus a premium offering that fits well with today’s pet-pampering consumer, means that savvy businesspeople like you - who also appreciate and care for animals - have a perfect opportunity at their fingertips.