Commonly Asked Questions

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What are the advantages of investing in a Raleigh Pawz franchise versus trying to start my own independent pet sitting and dog walking business?

Starting your own business can be an overwhelming endeavor and often start-ups lack the support and proven processes needed to help them succeed. Raleigh Pawz has taken the guesswork out of how to operate, market, and run a successful business since we provide the proven formula.  When starting a business, you’re faced with hundreds of decisions from where to purchase employee shirts to how to manage your social media. Investing in a Raleigh Pawz franchise provides all of the solutions and support needed in order to be your own boss and grow your business.

What is the initial training and how does it take place?

The training program will take place in Raleigh, NC or at another location that we designate. The initial training program will last approximately three to five days.  We will also send one of our trainers to your Raleigh Pawz to provide on-site opening assistance for up to five days.

The training program is all-inclusive and covers everything that you need to know to run a Raleigh Pawz ranging from client scheduling, to hiring and staffing, to payroll.  You’ll receive our exclusive Operations, Marketing, and Employee Manuals so that you have access to our proven systems and helpful tips to easily get started. Franchisees will get hands on experience during the training program and on-site opening assistance so that they have all of the skills needed to operate a successful Raleigh Pawz.

Will I receive ongoing support post initial training program?

Yes, we will provide tools and support during the life span of the franchise agreement. Tools and support to operate, grow, and problem solve is at your fingertips with access to the Raleigh Pawz private intranet. A trainer is always a click or phone call away. As a franchisee and part of the Raleigh Pawz family, you also have opportunities to network and connect with other franchise business owners in our supportive online community and coaching calls.

Are there any special licenses or certifications required to become a Raleigh Pawz?

We require that all franchisees and their employees are certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. We can help you connect with a certification class in your area during the training program.  Depending on your location, your city may require you to obtain a business license. You can contact your local city office for more information.

How do I determine territory?

We work with our franchisees to determine population density, demographic and geographic boundaries. Your Designated Territory will include a population density of approximately 100,000 targeted households depending on the population density and traffic patterns.

How much is the initial Franchise fee?


What is the initial investment to open up?

$37,260 to $46,690

Does Raleigh Pawz Franchise Systems (RPFS) provide financing?

RPFS does not provide direct financing. However, RPFS works with numerous 3rd party financing organizations that may be able to assist you in securing financing for your franchise based on your credit worthiness.

What are the ongoing royalties?


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