Work with animals

Start again with a career you love

Launching new ventures

Our first dog grooming salon opens in Trowbridge

More time to play

Get the work-life balance right

Be your own boss

Free yourself from the 9-5

Join our award-winning team

And be part of a friendly and supportive network

Own a pet care business

Our pet care franchise offers everything you’re looking for – running and owning your own business, being part of a large successful company, better work-life balance, and an ethos that puts pets and their welfare above all else. You’ll have independence and assurance that your business will be successful using a proven and award-winning model. 

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“Nationally known, locally owned”

The best of both worlds! Enjoy the benefits of being part of a national brand in your local community.

 

What's included?

As well as your own exclusive territory, licence, first year’s insurance, dedicated webpages, Google Adwords campaign, local marketing, uniform, and pet care qualifications from an accredited provider, you’ll receive a free tablet!

Training & support

You’ll get unrivalled training and development with City & Guilds certification delivered by Wiltshire College, outstanding business, HR, accountancy and marketing support, plus your own dedicated support manager. 

Meet our franchisees

Find out what our franchisees used to do before they joined us – it’s a pretty mixed bunch! Everyone has their own motivations for becoming a WLP franchisee but we all share one thing in common…we absolutely love pets.

We're bfa award-winners

As franchise awards go, it doesn’t get better

We Love Pets is a family owned business

One big family

We Love Pets is a giant family with its owners, husband and wife team Jo and Ryan at the head. This couple actually met over their love of pets at an animal handling course over 10 years ago. Two kids and two golden Labs later, a shared love of pets has grown to include over 50 local teams all over the UK…and beyond!

We've been on the BBC

We Love Pets CEO Ryan White was invited to BBC Breakfast as an expert speaker on how to walk dogs correctly. Together with family dog Red to demonstrate, Ryan appeared on the show to explain why so many people are walking their dogs wrong and causing themselves physical harm. 

We Love Pets live on the BBC Breakfast show

Is a franchise right for you?

Women in franchising

We Love Pets Founder, Jo is a true entrepreneur and is doing amazing things to help encourage more women into franchising in her local area as EWIF Regional Chair for the East of England.

Latest franchise news

Catch all the latest news from our network including new opportunities, success stories, pet industry news and more.

Meet Lorna, We Love Pets Wigan

Meet Lorna, We Love Pets Wigan

Lorna used to an RSPCA inspector until she was made redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic. For Lorna, being her own boss where she can still work with animals has been a ream come true.

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Meet Rebecca, We Love Pets Derby

Meet Rebecca, We Love Pets Derby

Rebecca wanted to expand her franchise portfolio having been successfully running a cleaning franchise for years. Now she’s taking on a We Love Pets franchise on the fringes of the glorious Peak District countryside to spend more time with the animals she loves. 

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I’ve gone into franchising with my 18-year-old son – Tracey’s story

Mother and son franchisees Tracey and Jake went into business together during Covid following Tracey’s redundancy. Find out why they made the choice to run a franchise together and how they make it work.

“I expanded my business during lockdown” – Jo’s Story

During uncertain times for business, the launch of a new venture might feel risky, but for Trowbridge branch owner, Jo Mumford, the timing couldn’t be better! After two very successful years as a We Love Pets franchisee, Jo has launched We Love Pets Dog Grooming at her branch, the first dog grooming salon to open in the WLP network. 

“Working with animals has helped my mental health – Helen’s story

On paper, Helen had a full life globetrotting with her husband, affording life’s luxurious thanks to a high-flying job in Sales. But underneath it all, Helen was trying to fill a void left by bereavement and illness. Her mental health was suffering and she desperately needed to change her priorities. This is Helen’s story in her own words.

“I broke free from corporate shackles” – Jenny’s Story

By her own admission, Jenny had a great job at Warner Bros. The pay was good, the perks were awesome, and the company offered solid career progression. Nearly eight years into her role as Recruitment Manager, Jenny gave it all up to be a We Love Pets franchisee. Why? Because she wanted a business that worked around her lifestyle.

“Work-life balance achieved!” – Tracey’s story

Over five years ago, Tracey left her job in Corporate Communications because it was making her ill. She was passing out every other day, exhausted, stressed and could no longer drive as a result. Things had to change and her health had to start coming first. Tracey’s work-life balance needed to be restored so she quit her 9-5, became a We Love Pets franchisee, and hasn’t looked back…

Starting a pet business at 50 – Jackie’s story

It can come at any time in our lives, that desire for change, for perhaps something more. We give so much during our younger years, not only to employers, but to friends and family as we endeavour to find out what we really enjoy doing for ourselves. For some, finding...

Think you’re too young to run a franchise? – Millie’s Story

‘Don’t be afraid and do what you love! You’re going to have to work for so many years that finding what you enjoy is essential in keeping happy. Never let your age prevent you from fulfilling your dreams, it’s just a number!’ We spoke to Millie White, newest We Love...
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