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The Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Scoop Soldiers Franchise

With wide open market availability, a recession-resistant business model and a growing roster of franchisees, the time has never been better to partner with the pet waste removal brand.

Scoop Soldiers, the 35-plus-unit pet waste removal franchise which aims to help pet owners and their four-legged friends by taking on the dirty work of pet ownership, is emerging as a leading player in the growing “pooper scooper” services segment. And with a proven business model, a low-cost investment and a recession-resistant consumer offering, it's not hard to see why. 

“The demand for services in pet waste removal has increased dramatically,” said Josh Cahill, CEO of Scoop Soldiers. “And we are well-positioned in the franchise world because our biggest priority is making our franchisees happy, helping them make money and providing them with support.”

Here are the top five reasons to invest in a Scoop Soldiers franchise. 

Impressive Momentum

The Scoop Soldiers franchise saw 30% revenue growth and a 30% increase in customers during 2022. Additionally, Scoop Soldiers experienced 22 signings and 14 openings, including six new individual franchisees, bringing the total franchise count to 36. On the corporate side, Scoop Soldiers opened in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, bringing the total number of corporate locations to 12 and expanding their operational footprint to 12 states.

“2022 has been an exciting year for Scoop Soldiers, and we’re just getting started,” said Cahill. “If we’ve learned anything over the past several years, it's that people are still willing to invest in their pets and homes during times of economic uncertainty. The time has never been better to join the Scoop Soldiers system, and we are very excited about the next phase of growth.”

One of Scoop Soldiers’ most notable accomplishments of the year was ranking No. 3573 on Inc.’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent businesses.

Booming Pet Care Industry

The global market for pet-related services is expected to reach a whopping $350 billion by 2027 and is a uniquely recession-resistant industry as homeowners will always need help taking care of their adopted pets. “People want their time back and don’t want to worry about menial tasks like poop scooping,” said Cahill. “Our services allow them to spend time with their family and friends.”

Scoop Soldiers, which has been franchising for two years and in business for 11 years, provides franchisees with a tried-and-true way to tap into this increased demand with a steady cash flow and year-round recurring service.

Wide Open Territory Availability

Cahill says that the pet waste removal industry has a lot of open territory for expansion, and Scoop Soldiers is no exception. Looking ahead to 2023, the brand is planning to add 35+ franchise territories, either through existing or new franchisees, and is targeting an additional five to six new markets, including in Seattle, D.C., North Carolina and Salt Lake City, Utah. 

“We’re looking for entrepreneurs who want to run a successful business and also have the freedom to live their lives,” said Cahill. “The most rewarding thing is being able to put our franchisees into a place where they have a healthy work-life balance. My goal for the company is, of course, to reach our revenue and unit goals, but it all comes down to providing a great opportunity for success for our franchisees. Our biggest priority is making our franchisees happy, helping them make money and supporting them.”

With in-depth front-end support, franchisees can operate in multiple territories more easily, which sets the brand apart from the competition.

Low Initial Investment and Quick Start-Up Process

Scoop Soldiers was created to provide entrepreneurs with low operating costs, comprehensive support services and a simplified business model. 

One of the primary benefits of owning a Scoop Soldiers franchise, for example, is that owners don’t need any retail space — it’s a business that can be run from home, a coffee shop or even from a vacation rental anywhere in the world. That is part of the reason why the brand’s initial investment range of $61,300 to $111,300 is significantly lower than many competitors.

“With no lease or rent to worry about, owners keep costs down,” said Cahill. “Even better, you work when it works for you, and plan your schedule to fit your life, your family, your other interests, so you can create a work-life balance that actually works.”

The proven process also means Scoop Soldiers franchisees can get up and running in less than two months. With lower staffing requirements and simple equipment, owners can hire and manage scoopers at a pace that fits their goals.

“One thing our model does perfectly is it allows new franchisees to go out and do the work themselves or hire someone else to do it,” said Scott Oaks, Vice President of Franchise Development for the brand. “It’s entirely up to them. They just have to work it into their initial investment costs. That allows franchisees to be as hands-on or hands-off as they want. Ultimately, most of our franchisees work less than 40 hours a week.”

Support and Leadership

Scoop Soldiers franchisees can be confident they have the backing of a corporate team with 10-plus years of experience running a successful home-based business. Cahill says that the brand offers franchisees in-depth support in every aspect of the business. For example, the brand offers daily billing and invoicing support so that franchisees can focus on communicating with clients, building a management team and finding employees who can provide customers with high-quality pet waste removal services. 

“We provide franchisees with the front-end customer service of handling new client inquiries and customer service issues,” said Cahill. “That eliminates one or two people that franchisees would need to hire to perform these functions. We also handle marketing for the franchisees — both paid and organic. We’re doing all the website management. We take care of all of it so they can focus on managing their team members and ensuring the field work is going well.”

Looking ahead, the Scoop Soldiers brand aims to add even more markets to the growing list of communities it calls home.

“We are always looking for new ways to improve our business model and expand our brand,” said Cahill. “Now, the time has never been better to join the Scoop Soldiers system, and we are  very excited about the future. We are ready for the next phase of growth.”

The total cost to invest in Scoop Soldiers ranges from $61,300 to $111,300 per territory. To learn more about franchising with Scoop Soldiers, visit