Pets Are Inn

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Interested in owning your own pet business? Pets Are Inn offers a wonderful pet franchise opportunity for people looking to be a part of the $75 billion pet industry! Prime locations are available.


The Pets Are Inn concept was founded in 1982 when Harry & Kal Sanders-Greenberg discovered that the family dog Chopin did not do well when boarded in a kennel. After that, they, like most people, boarded Chopin with friends. Even though this was much better than a kennel, they grew uncomfortable always having to impose on friends and relatives. It seemed that they had inadvertently stumbled upon an ideal alternative to kennel boarding. Finding individuals who would be willing and excited to care for their pet as one of their own while their owners traveled.


Thus, Pets Are Inn was born as an alternative for boarding your pet while you are away, with all the comforts of home – without having to depend on your friends or family or a neighbor being available! Pets Are Inn’s sudden success and attendant publicity reinforced what was already known: pet lovers would be quick to patronize a boarding service that delivered personalized care and with lots of love! Read more about the Pets Are Inn Concept and Our Background and History.



The Pet Industry is a growing industry – in 2018 it was recorded at being $72 billion. That number is predicted to be $75 billion in 2019! 68% of U.S. households own a pet – which equates to 84.6 million households. The pet industry has been growing at a steady 4% annually and has been proven to be recession resistant by continuing this rate even through recession years of 2007-2009. More and more people are treating their pets as true members of the family and are willing to spend more on giving them the care they deserve. Read more about the Pet Industry and Market.


Pets Are Inn solves the problem of owner guilt at leaving their pets for an extended period. Meanwhile, franchise owners enjoy making money doing something they love – working with pets and providing a truly wonderful pet care alternative to kennel boarding.


Pets Are Inn: Keeping your pets happy while you’re away

There’s a common issue that every pet owner comes across at some point in their lives which is being unable to travel with pets. In such scenarios, they often have to look for somebody they know who would be kind enough to take their pets in and care for them until they return. This arrangement soon becomes awkward for everyone involved and the poor little thing has to keep wondering if it’s in the right place. 



Jim Platt and his wife Ann, a couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota, were facing a similar issue as they grew uncomfortable with leaving their adorable miniature schnauzer, Maia, with one of their friends every time they had to travel. They certainly couldn’t consider a kennel due to their reputation as being poorly managed along with the stress associated with it which a domestic dog cannot handle and thrive in. Also, because of the large number of pets boarding in close quarters in kennels, they easily become a cradle for issues such as fleas, kennel cough, and other health issues. Trying to find an alternative to this which would also ensure Maia’s well-being while they are away, the Platts came across Pets Are Inn, who offered private home-like space and comfort for their customer’s pets along with personalized care and loads of love. Pets Are Inn was founded by Harry & Kal Sanders-Greenberg in the year 1982 after they realized their pet Chopin’s struggle while staying in a kennel. Thus, they established Pets Are Inn as a superior alternative for boarding pets when their families are away on vacation or a work thing, promising to deliver all the comforts of a home. The Sanders-Greenberg ran this business with a sole proprietorship from November 1, 1982, until January 9, 1985, and did not decide to franchise until January 9, 1985. Ann and Jim Platt who fell in love with Pets Are Inn the first time they heard of it, purchased the whole franchising system on 12 June 1992. By late July they incorporated the firm as Pets Are Inn, Inc., a Minnesota Corporation which has since grown into a distinguished franchise.



At present, Pets Are Inn franchises are available throughout the United States. They give pet owners that peace of mind they long for knowing their pets are in good hands while they are away. The pets are hosted by carefully selected pet-lover families who are desperate to spend all of their affection on these beautiful creatures by pampering them and treating them as one of their own. “Think about what really makes your pet comfortable when you leave or go away,” reads the website, “Often your pet pleads with you using that special, uncanny eye contact (that pets alone possess!) not to go. This is why Pets Are Inn boards customers’ pets in private homes! And since the great majority of pets are thoroughly accustomed to living in a home environment, the discomfort, illness, and stress normally associated with kennel boarding are absent when in-home boarding is used. 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.” For their extraordinary contribution to the pet industry, Pets Are Inn has been featured on TV, Radio, and various nationally renowned publications. It has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and has been recognized as one of 15 blockbuster home-based businesses by Small Business Opportunities Magazine and among “The Best Home-based Franchises” by Gregory Matusky in his book. Also, it was rated as the #1 Franchise in the Petcare service industry nationwide by the Entrepreneur magazine.


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