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Established Dog Boarding Franchise Barking Mad Gatwick Area For Sale

Reigate, Surrey
Asking Price:
Under £50K
Net Profit:
Under £50K

Looking for a quick sale as my other payroll business has just been awarded a major contract and I no longer have time to run two business.

UK leading dog boarding service. Provides a home from home environment for customers’ dogs through a network of local host families. Visiting dogs receive 1-1 care and attention in safe and dog friendly family homes. The parent franchiser has been running this effective business model since 2000. It is a member of the BFA and there are more than 65 franchisees across the UK.

The Gatwick franchise has been established for nearly 3 years and the business has grown over this time, with potential for continued growth as more people look for a professional and caring alternative to kennels.

The franchise offers a unique home based business opportunity in a fast growing sector backed by the market leading brand, full training and business support. The business is cash flow positive with customers paying in advance and has forward bookings throughout the year. This is an opportunity to continue the development of a profitable and enjoyable business. The franchise covers East Grinstead, Crawley, Horsham, Dorking and Redhill.

This business would suit anyone wishing to pursue a business venture working with dogs, with the added support that a franchise and its network provide. The investment risk has been significantly reduced as the territory is established and profitable.

Day to day tasks include meeting new customers and their dogs, meeting new host families, marketing the business as well as being out and about collecting and delivering dogs. Their is lots more information on our website.

The business is for sale due to a change in personal circumstances. The owners' other business has increased leaving no time to develop this business.

Please contact seller below for more information.

Property information


East Grinstead, Crawley, Horsham, Dorking and Reigate

Premises Details:

This is a work from home franchise so there's no need for premises, goods or full time staff. As the business grows you may wish to consider taking on staff to help manage an ever growing client base

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

This business has shown growth since it was established 3 years ago. It is a well recognised and respected brand in the area and a significant portion of new business comes from personal recommendation. With someone who can spend more time marketing it will grow.

Competition / Market:

This franchise provides a professional home boarding alternative for dog owners who do not want to use traditional kennels or house/pet sitter. The competition comes from a small number of individual home boarders.

Reasons for selling:

Change in personal circumstances. The owner's other business has increased.

Trading hours:

Flexible - you set the terms of your days and hours.

Years established:
Barking Mad Ltd Home Boarding Franchise established 2000. Running in Gatwick 3 years

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Other Information

Support & training:

You will go to the franchiser head office for an initial full week of training. This covers all aspects of the business, dealing with everything from operations, administration, accounting, time and diary management, sales and marketing. Good systems and processes are important to any business and our straightforward systems help you run at optimum efficiency.

Following your training you are fully supported by head office and go through a three week handover to ensure you are comfortable with all aspects of the business. There are lots of opportunities to network with other franchisees at events such as workshops and regional meetings. Our national conference is held annually and brings everyone together.

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This business can be run from home.
This business can be relocated.

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