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Canada has the second largest pet franchise industry in the world. It delivers $100 billion in revenue every year and grows annually. At the same time, the average of 7.6 million cats and 5.5 million dogs in Canada presents a growing industry for franchisees. Every portion of the pet industry is growing, now representing $5.6 billion in Canadian sales. The Associated Press recently reported on the recession resistance of the pet franchise industry. Recent industry statistics show that penny pinchers in harsh economic climates aren't spending less on their pets. Unlike other industries, this one continues to climb. This provides franchisees with a uniquely stubborn industry that will remain profitable regardless of the recession. We offer four such opportunities to those seeking ways to become self employed.
The demand for healthier products and foods is spreading across a number of industries, including the pet industry. There is a growing base of aging pets in Canada which adds to the demand for fortified foods that can prevent and treat health and dietary problems. Today's consumer is educated about the nutritional needs of pets, creating an entirely new segment in the market. The Bone and Biscuit Company is a boutique retailer that provides premium foods through exceptionally trained staff and premium products. We focus on delivering product knowledge to our customers so that they understand how our specialty foods will affect their pets' health. We continuously expand on the sophistication of our range to match the growing complexity of our clientele.
Global Pet Foods provides wholesome foods and a variety of pet accessories, toys and grooming items. They stock exclusive brands that use natural ingredients in dog and cat foods. The brand has successfully sold franchises since 1976 and has now joined with The Global Family of Pet Food Stores as part of the Franchise Bancorp company group. It is one of the premium pet food retailers in Canada.
Aussie Pet Mobile won the 2012 CFA Franchisee designation award, making it the world's number one pet service franchise. It has franchises in more than 700 protected territories, with 41 of these being in Ontario and BC. It offers affordable grooming services to pet owners through mobile units that offer services at pet owners' doorsteps. These include natural skin treatments and spa services using all-natural ingredients.
Pet Valu Canada Inc is the biggest pet care retailer in Canada. It offers premium brand food and supplies for dogs, cats, birds, fish and small animals. Service is delivered by staff who are extremely knowledgeable about pet care. Pet Value first opened its doors in 1976 and opened the opportunity up to franchisees in 1987. It now has over 370 stores in the US and 300 in Canada.
All four franchises work on turn-key operations that include supervision on lease agreements, store layout, design, ordering and installation of store equipment and inventory. Aussie Pet Mobile franchisees are given a fully equipped van that's ready for business. Support is ongoing so that standards are retained. Franchisees require no experience in the pet industry. Make a difference in your life and the lives of your neighbourhood pets by becoming a pet franchise owner today.