Training and Support

What does Pets Are Inn off the franchise owner?

Exclusive Territories

Through careful market research analysis, Pets Are Inn assigns exclusive territories to each new franchise owner and helps them attain maximum market penetration.


We provide lodging plus 4 days of intensive training for the Franchise Owner (one person) so that you are ready when you board your first pet. The training consists of both hands on, experiential learning and classroom instruction. The training program covers operating skills, sales, marketing, pricing and other topics to be selected. Your attendance is mandatory for the training program. You may, at your discretion, invite one additional person to attend.

Marketing Methodology

Pets Are Inn assesses your market and its demographics to determine pricing, advertising, and marketing guidelines. As part of a franchise network, you will learn from the experience of other franchises what works and what does not work.

Operations Manual

You receive a complete operations manual that covers all aspects of operating your own Pets Are Inn business. This is the same manual we use to operate our own franchise in Minneapolis.

Buying Power

You will be a part of a large buying group rather than dealing simply as an individual business owner. You will be able to purchase supplies and promotional materials such as television commercials and videos that have been produced for marketing your Pets Are Inn business.

Computer System

As a member of the Pets Are Inn family, you will receive a complete computerized system. A tremendously powerful management tool that allows you to save time, and manage much more effectively. The system provides you with an online web-based reservation system that includes:

  • Database tracking
  • Invoicing
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Sales analysis and reporting
  • Accounting reports and analyses
  • Management reporting for customers and host families
  • Word processing
  • Accounts Payable
  • General Ledger
  • Cash management


You will be provided with complete business liability insurance coverage during your first year of operation by Pets Are Inn. Your Host Families pay a nominal amount for their coverage under the PAI Master Insurance Program.

National/Regional Meetings/Monthly Teleconferences

It’s important as a business owner to meet and establish relationships with other Franchise Owners. These meetings are more than social, although we do have a great time. Training in the area of sales, marketing, management, advertising, and how to handle crisis situations are some of the many areas covered to help you expand and grow your business.

Let’s face it, that’s why you are considering becoming affiliated with Pets Are Inn…why “re-invent the wheel” ?

Our Referral Network

It’s unfortunate when a long-time customer decides to move to another city. You have spent a great deal of time building a personal relationship with the customer and their pet. That’s the Bad News. But the Good News is having a Pets Are Inn located in the city where they are moving.

We receive a large number of inquiries from our website and our national 800 number from articles written about Pets Are Inn that appear throughout the country. Also, as part of our national advertising campaign, franchise owners are highlighted in local and community newspapers, not to mention being featured on television. As a unique business and business opportunity, our national advertising campaign focuses on syndicated columnists and magazine writers. When an inquiry comes in from our website and 800 number from someone in either your area or from someone who is moving to your area, you get that referral. You’ll be surprised…we get calls from pet owners as well as individuals interested in caring for pets.

Ongoing Support

We are available to make recommendations on any aspect of your business plan or strategy. We offer continual research, analysis, study, and evaluation of new marketing programs, ideas and trends that are important to our industry.

Your training does not end when you leave Minneapolis. When you have a question or problem, we are there to help. We invite you to call us anytime on our toll free number. Accessibility and responsiveness to Franchise Owners remains our all important pledge.

Remember too, we act as a clearinghouse by gathering information from Franchise Owners nationwide.

Pets Are Inn, Inc. is a Pet Business Corporation offering Pet Business Franchises, where each Franchise provides loving pet boarding in pre-screened, approved host family homes. Franchises are available throughout the United States.

Caring for pets since 1982, Pets Are Inn is the “#1 Alternative for Boarding Your Pet While You’re Away” with “All the Comforts of Home.”