- What's Involved
- The Fetch! Pet Care Way
- Candidate Profile
- The Franchise Process
- Financing Tips
- The Fetch! Brand Power
- Industry Overview
- Fetch! Makes the News
- Support System
- Get Started
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The Franchise Process
We all know that starting a new pet business is a wonderful and, at times, stressful journey. That's why we at Fetch! Pet Care have tried to make it as easy as possible. We can move as quickly or as slowly as you need in order to make your dreams of owning a Fetch! franchise come true. We have added typical timeframes to our steps to give you an idea of a fast track sale.
Step 1: Complete our online application
First we'd like to learn more about you. A franchise relationship is a very special partnership and the rights to operate under the Fetch! Pet Care brand are for a considerable time frame. So, it's important that both parties are confident in each other's ability and commitment to making the business grow and prosper. Even if you see your area already taken, please submit a form anyway as new franchise opportunities are always opening up.
Timeframe: 10 minutes
Step 2: Watch our online informational video.
This will give you a better understanding of the Fetch! Pet Care model. You'll be able to see Fetch! Pet Care in action and get some of your initial questions answered.
Timeframe: 45 minutes
Step 3: Review our Franchise Packet and FAQs.
To give you a more detailed understanding of how your Fetch! Pet Care franchise would operate and what's required of you, we'll forward you our Franchise Disclosure Document, a sample Franchise Agreement and access to commonly asked questions.
Timeframe: 5-7 days
Step 4: Define franchise territory.
Our franchise sales team will work with you to define your protected territory. Our Protected Territory system ensures cooperation among all Fetch! Pet Care franchise owners. A single territory is defined as 50,000 households and costs $15,000 - among the lowest cost in the pet industry. A detailed demographic market study is completed on a proposed new territory to determine the best territory possible, and the results are shared with you.
Timeframe: 1 hour
Step 5: Return Franchise Agreement and Payment.
To finalize the paperwork portion of our relationship, we have you return your customized Franchise Agreement along with your payment. This will hold your spot in our next training class and help establish your opening date. That's right, it's tail waggin' time.
Timeframe: 1 hour
Step 6: Attend Franchise training in California.
Your Fetch! Pet Care franchise fee includes the pet care industry's most comprehensive training curriculum. An all-encompassing, four-day on-site and two day tele-training program is followed by in-depth interaction with the Fetch! Pet Care franchise operations team to get your business launched and running successfully.
Timeframe: 4 days
Step 7: Open your Fetch! Pet Care Business
Time to start working with the one's you love – the pets. Our support team stands paw to paw with you to get your pet business up and running. No one in the pet care industry offers the variety and scope of ongoing assistance and support you receive from Fetch! Pet Care. As a Fetch! Pet Care franchise owner, you have the opportunity to learn and share through weekly strategy sessions with company management, attend weekly web conference franchise roundtable sessions, receive monthly franchise newsletters, share experiences and ideas with other franchisees in our online franchisee discussion group, access timely information and updated documents through our private franchisee intranet and knowledge base, and gain daily support from our professional operations team who are available by phone, email, and web-based teleconferencing.
Timeframe: 4 weeks
Total timeframe: 9 weeks
Notice Regarding Franchise Offerings and Sales
a. This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. There are approximately 14 countries and 15 US states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises. The countries are Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada (provinces of Alberta and Ontario), China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and the United States of America. The US states are California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states or countries, are receiving this message in one of these states or countries, or intend to operate a franchise in any of these states or countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with any applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements in the applicable jurisdiction.
b. This offering is not an offering of a franchise. In New York (USA), an offering of a franchise can only be made by a prospectus that has been previously filed and registered with the Department of Law of the State of New York. The application for registration of an offering prospectus or the acceptance and filing thereof by the Department of Law as required by the New York law does not constitute approval of the offering or the sale of such franchise by the Department of Law or the attorney general of New York.
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