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Franchise Deep Dive: Pet Butler Franchise Costs, Fees, Profit and Data

With more than 35 years of experience, Pet Butler is a leading provider of pet waste removal services for residential and commercial properties across the country.

By Jeff DwyerStaff Writer
8:08AM 02/14/24

LAST UPDATED: December 2023
REPORTED COST TO GET IN: $82,391 to $94,796

Pet Butler is a pet-focused franchise concept that offers residential and commercial pet waste removal services, walking and sitting, as well as pet shuttle services and yard odor control. 

Pet Butler was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1988 and began offering franchise opportunities in 2005. Since then, it has grown into an extensive franchise network with locations throughout the United States. In 2022, the brand exceeded $12.6 million in revenue servicing and more than 14,000 weekly customers. As a result of its offerings and services, in 2023, Pet Butler was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a “Top Low-Cost Franchise.” 

How Many Pet Butler Locations Are There?

As of December 2023, there are 37 Pet Butler locations. The brand is actively offering franchise opportunities across the country. 

What Is Pet Butler’s Business Model?

The core of Pet Butler’s business model is focused on providing professional pet-related services to residential and commercial yards, parks, and communities. In addition to its pet waste removal services, the brand offers pet sitting and dog walking, and dog shuttle services to and from daycare, grooming, veterinarians and boarding facilities. Pet Butler also sells and installs top quality pet waste stations for commercial properties, including parks, municipalities, apartments and condominiums. 

“Our social mission outlines a noble cause and our services are impactful to the families that we serve, but we go further than that, donating our time and leveraging our platform to help bring awareness to the animal rescue world,” the brand wrote on its website.

Pet Butler lists the following benefits of operating one of its franchises: 

  • Dedicated business consultant who will support you every step of the way
  • Proven operating system with documented processes and procedures
  • Team of marketing, operations, equipment and achievement experts — all motivated to support the growth and success of your business
  • Peer group network of business owners who share advice, offer support and complete comparison data to drive continuous improvement
  • Company-owned franchises to model your business after

How Much Can Pet Butler Franchise Owners Make?

Pet Butler does not have a publicly available Item 19. To learn more, contact the team about reading the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which will state the total earnings of any company or franchise-owned unit as a reference.

How Much Does It Cost To Open a Pet Butler Franchise?

As of the publishing of this story, the initial investment required to open a Pet Butler franchise ranges from $82,391 to $94,796. This investment is broken down into the following costs:

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Vehicles and Decals: $1,105 to $2,380
  • Technology and Equipment: $2,150
  • Opening Inventory and Supplies: $3,585
  • Initial Marketing Campaign: $20,000
  • Initial Property Data: $500
  • Training Expenses: $0 to $1,535
  • Insurance: $900 to $2,000
  • Three Months of Rent: Not Applicable
  • Business Licenses and Permits: $0 to $500
  • Professional Fees: $0 to $2,500
  • Flex Start Program Marketing: $0 to $5,000
  • Miscellaneous Opening Costs: $680
  • Additional Funds (Three Months): $3,471 to $3,966

What Is the Franchise Fee for Pet Butler?

The franchise fee required to open a Pet Butler franchise is $50K. Franchise owners are also required to pay an ongoing 12% royalty fee and a 2% ad fund. 

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