Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Rewarding Pet Boarding Industry

If you’re considering a franchise opportunity, the pet boarding industry is the place to look first. Take a look at these facts as reported by the American Pet Products Association.

Industry Facts
  • 2017 revenue for the industry is $62B, growing to $91B by 2019.
  • Pet boarding and grooming market segment revenue is $6.3B with boarding making up 38%.
  • Pets are valued members of families and treated as such.
  • Pet ownership continues to grow 1.9% annually – estimated 188mm pets in 2016.
  • 40% of all US households own at least 1 dog.

We take our responsibilities as a franchisor very seriously and are here to assist you in realizing your entrepreneurial dream. If you are interested in licensing a pet boarding franchise, contact our corporate office today.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Strong Corporate Staff

Your franchise can only ever be as successful as the staff that you rely on. When deciding on a franchise, look for a franchise company that has an exceptional corporate structure. Look for people in the franchise who guide and support you through the franchise license and opening process. Make sure that you ask them questions about the company before committing to anything, and ensure that you understand what kind of a role they will play in your own franchise. Be sure that you understand their expectations and all roles and responsibilities. Becoming a franchisee should be a win-win situation for all parties involved, so don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions before diving into franchise ownership!

For more information on franchise ownership, our corporate office is here to help! Click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Why Quality Matters in the Pet Boarding Industry

We live in a pet-centered society where, more and more, pets are becoming real members of our family versus just furry companions for our children. That’s why it’s more important than ever to provide quality care for pets. As a franchisor, we provide an easily duplicated model that allows franchisees to offer superior pet care.

Working in the pet boarding industry is rewarding but takes hard work and determination to own a successful franchise. If you have what it takes, contact our corporate office to get started!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Make Use of Your Resources

When people talk about “resources” in business, they’re often referring to financial resources, but there are other important resources you should consider when deciding to purchase a franchise – such as other franchise owners!

No one understands your franchise the way other owners of the same franchise will. At some point, they were in your shoes and remember what it was like first purchasing a franchise. They can help to walk you through the trials and tribulations they’ve faced, and how they’ve overcome those obstacles overtime. Most importantly, they can speak with you on the realities of owning a franchise, and answer any questions you have. Speak with multiple owners about their experience, and think of all of the things you’d like to ask them beforehand. You’ll likely find this to be one of the most valuable parts of researching franchise ownership, and will probably be surprised by how receptive other owners are to help you out.

Purchasing a franchise is an important decision, and talking to other franchise owners can help you make the right decision for you! Click here to visit our website and learn more about franchise ownership.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

All American Pet Resorts is Now Offering Purina ProPlan EN Gastroenteric Food

We have exciting news that we would like to share with our favorite pet parents out there!

We’re proud to announce that we are now offering a Veterinarian EN food that is perfectly suited for the boarding environment: Purina ProPlan EN Gastroenteric food.

In our environment, there is always a degree of stress because pets are away from their beloved families. Keeping their digestive track functioning normally can help them adjust and feel more comfortable in foreign surroundings, so a Veterinarian EN food is a great choice. And Purina products, specifically, are an excellent choice because all Purina products are formulated by qualified nutritionists and meet the federal regulations 21 CFR 110 Current Good Manufacturing Practices, which is also the same standard for human food.

For us here at All American Pet Resorts, there are 3 keys to selecting the perfect food: digestibility for absorption, palatability for taste, and caloric density for energy - and this food checks off all 3 criteria. Additionally, 23% of the calories consumed from this food are from proteins. Since our boarding environment is higher in activity for most pets, they need a few extra calories for energy, so this food is great.

This food is not available for sale unless purchased through a veterinarian. That is why we are so pleased to offer it as a great addition to our all-inclusive pet care. Currently, our Royal Oak, Canton and Lakeshore locations are integrating the new food into their facilities, with the rest of the locations on track to be offering it by the end of the year.

We recommend that all boarding pet parents pick up a sample baggie from their local resort to mix with home food the day before pets arrive for boarding. Then at pet departure, they should pick up another baggie to mix with home food for the first day that their pet has returned home, as this will help with transitioning them to different foods.

If you have any additional questions about the Purina ProPlan EN Gastroenteric food and why we’ve selected it as the food we’re offering to our boarding guests, feel free to give us a call at (941) 661-1175.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Not Just a Business in a Box

Many people have misconceptions about licensing and operating a franchise. Just because you’re investing in an already established business system, does not mean that your location is destined to be a success. It takes hard work and determination to make a business profitable. Also important is understanding the industry you are considering. The estimated dollars spent in the Pet Care Industry in 2016 is over $62B with pet boarding, daycare & grooming $5.7B of the total.

A franchise license from All American provides you with industry knowledge, the basic & advanced procedures/processes for animal welfare and care, pet safety, proper boarding and daycare techniques, and in some cases, a basic understanding of pet grooming and training. You must be service oriented and understand that you are servicing your staff, the pets and the pet owners. Working in such an industry can be very challenging, but also very rewarding!

You could be on your way to owning your very own pet resort! For more information, visit our website.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Do You Have the Right Personality to be a Successful Franchise Owner?

Before investing in a franchise opportunity, it’s important to evaluate your own personality to help you determine if you’ll be a successful franchise owner. Owning a franchise and being in charge of a successful company requires someone who is able to follow the rules and operate under a proven system. It’s certainly not to say that if you are a creative person that you won’t be able to own and operate a lucrative franchise - in fact, creativity is also a key personality trait to have! Rather, it is important to keep in mind that as a franchise owner you are a creator of a dream.

If you believe that you have what it takes to be a successful franchise owner, click here to visit our website for more information on how to get started!