In 2008, no one could have guessed that a small Somerset based business would have been offering the highest standard of animal welfare based pet care services from multiple branches across the UK!
Set up in the Cheddar Valley of Somerset, Becca Wilson, dreamed of having a flexible home-based job that fitted around family commitments. Starting very small, with not even a website and just word of mouth for advertising, Friends for Pets was born! By the end of 2008, the business was so busy that Becca had to recruit some pet carers to help (1 of which is still with us after 14 years!) and with enquiries from further and further afield, Becca decided to franchise the business in 2011.
Now with 17 franchises across Wales and England, using 102 pet carers to help provide services, Friends for Pets has cared for over 11,000 pets since it began. With one of the most highly qualified and experienced head office teams in the pet care industry. Friends for Pets is looking to expand further with the help of new franchisees that are as passionate about animal welfare and high-quality services as our current team. All new franchisees are provided with a comprehensive equipment package and all the training they need as well as, as much ongoing support that they require to make them a success. We are so passionate about providing the best training and support to our franchisees and their teams of pet carers that we launched our little sister company, The Pet Academy, in 2019, which enables us to training not only our own teams but also third-party pet owners and pet professionals.
At Friends for Pets HQ, we feel blessed to be part of a booming pet care industry and so thankful to all of our current franchisees, their teams of pet carers and our fantastic clients for supporting us for the past 14 years and can’t wait to care for more pets across the UK while their owners are unable to.