What It Takes To Become a DogWatch Dealer

If you enjoy working with people and pets, have good communication skills and want to own your own business, you have the core qualities that define DogWatch Dealers.

DogWatch Dealers come from a wide range of backgrounds. A large number of Dealerships are owned and operated by couples who both actively participate in the business. Many are owned by women. Our Dealer network is comprised of young "go-getters", recent retirees - - and everything in-between.

What they have in common is:

  1. a strong entrepreneurial drive,
  2. good communication skills, and
  3. a commitment to outstanding customer service!

What It Takes To Get Started

You will need training (which we provide), an opening order to stock your inventory, an appropriate vehicle and some basic equipment. A storefront is not required. There are no franchise fees or other royalty or "ownership" fees.

What It Costs

Costs vary based on your market and other factors and may be more or less than the example shown. All costs are approximate.

$6,000Equipment & Tools
$4,000Initial DogWatch Inventory
$2,000Insurance (Vehicle, Property, General Liability)
$3,000Computer, Software, Office Equipment & Phones
$3,000Website Development and Advertising
$2,000Vehicle Graphics
$1,000Miscellaneous Marketing Items
$1,000DogWatch University (Travel & Accommodations)
$22,000 Typical start-up expenses (not including a company vehicle)