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We’re the pet care franchise that’s passionate about pets and the people who love them

The EarthWise pet care franchise wouldn’t be here if we didn’t love pets, but there are rewards to ownership that go beyond nuzzles, purrs and the gratitude of happy pet parents.

Our top-performing stores had sales of $705,067 – $1,441,483 in 2020 (See our Franchise Disclosure Document for full details).

The truth is there’s just never been a better time to be in the pet care industry. Pet ownership in 2020 rose to 70% of US households, and owners spent 11% more on pet food, per American Pet Products Association APPA’s new survey. That’s an all-time high, and those numbers are projected to continue increasing.

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Starting an EarthWise Pet franchise

We welcome experienced entrepreneurs, but don’t let a lack of experience stop you from exploring this opportunity. EarthWise provides comprehensive training and ongoing support to all our franchisees.

  • Here are the basics you need to know:*
  • Our typical startup costs range between $347,000 to $530,000
  • Qualified candidates need liquid capital of $100,000 and a minimum net worth of $300,000

We’re the go-to source for pets and their people

At EarthWise, we believe inherently that pets are family. That’s why we’ve devoted more than 40 years to ensuring our fur babies have access to high quality nutrition, safe supplies and top-notch grooming services nationwide. It’s why we’ve built a business model that helps franchisees thrive while contributing to the joy pets add to our lives.

Customers rely on us as experts. Our franchise owners, with the assistance of our pet nutrition certification program, help educate and guide customers. It’s the kind of one-on-one support that consumers don’t experience when buying online or browsing dozens of aisles in some massive big-box pet retailer.

We’ve been a leader in providing all-natural pet food since the category began to emerge in the 1980s. For many brands, the founding family’s stores were one of their largest volume retailers in the early days. Even today, most of our distributors and vendors only sell to specialty retailers like EarthWise.

We compete on quality and customer intimacy

EarthWise trains franchisees and their staffs on every pet product line we carry so they can speak with the confidence of experts whenever customers have questions.

Our stores are smaller than big-box pet retail places — a typical EarthWise franchise is 1,600-2,200 square feet. Within that footprint is a full retail store as well as full grooming and self-wash stations. The smaller size helps nurture our relationships with customers, who come to trust us as their local pet experts. We don’t need enormous amounts of space to have a huge impact on our communities.

We become a hub for all pet needs. EarthWise Pet owners work closely with animal rescue organizations and pet service providers in the community. Word-of-mouth from customers and other pet care providers helps build our brand.

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Grow with us

EarthWise Pet’s business model works anywhere people love pets — which is everywhere. Our franchisees are thriving in both big cities and small communities. To learn more, please fill out the form on this page to download your free EarthWise Pet Supply Franchise eBook. You can also request a call with a member of our Franchise Development team to see if there’s an EarthWise territory available in your area.

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