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Lonely Pets Club

Love animals? A UNIQUE alternative to other pet care franchises. The first and only pet sitting and dog walking company to franchise in Australia, Lonely Pets Club has been operating since 2003 and already has many thousands of members. A fantastic lifestyle choice for business minded pet lovers. It does not matter where you live; there are pets everywhere!

Work with Animals in your local area

By owning your own dog walking and pet care business, you will enjoy a low stress, active and rewarding lifestyle choice and get to work with animals.

Lonely Pets Club is the first and only pet sitting and dog walking company to franchise in Australia. Lonely Pets Club has been operating since 2003, has over 8,900 Members and has over 202,000 visits worth of experience caring for pets.

It does not matter where you live. Pet owner's needs are no different is NSW, SA, QLD, ACT or WA than they are where we started in Victoria. With our systems and your local knowledge and your determination, we will succeed together.

How does a pet feeding and pet sitting service work?

Pet sitting provides an alternative to the use of kennels or catteries while pets owners are away. The pets stay at home in their own environment and Lonely Pets Club Carers visit to care for them. Dog walking and feeding, loving and cuddling pets are all part of the day to day life of a Lonely Pets Club franchisee.

Our company motto sums it up … "We care when you're not there"

This is an exciting new industry which has taken off in the US and UK and is now a huge growth sector within Australia's $4.6 Billion pet industry.

Only 72 Metropolitan franchises being granted Australia wide. An exciting and proven Metropolitan franchise business, but only for the select few.

You no longer have to wash dogs every day to have your own business in the pet services industry.

Does this sound like your ideal business?

  • Work with the animals you love, making a positive difference to their lives.
  • Operate in your own local area.
  • Build a business with the training, support and guidance of your Lonely Pets Club Support Office.
  • Be part of the exciting new and growing pet sitting industry in the largest pet sitting organisation in the country.
  •  Grow your own team of like minded animal lovers to assist you.
  • Spend the day petting, loving, feeding, watering and walking animals.
  • Similar to a dog washing or dog grooming business in that you work with animals, but without the back breaking dog washing!
  • See your regular four-legged clients jump for joy when they see you coming to walk them!
  • Low stress working environment means you will enjoy work again.

What do you get with a Lonely Pets Club Franchise?

  • Support of the largest pet sitting company in Australia, established since 2003.
  • Established clients in every Melbourne territory. You will not be starting from scratch.
  • Use of the Lonely Pets Club franchisee website to manage your bookings.
  • Central Support and Bookings office, meaning there is no need to juggle pet care with calls from pet owners wishing to make a booking. Our bookings office takes all bookings and booking details and allocates them to you. Bookings then automatically appear on the franchisee website, visible only to you.
  • On-line reporting and manuals via your login on the franchisee website. All the information you will need to succeed in the pet industry.
  • You will be assigned an LPC Mentor to answer all of your questions and give guidance during the early stages of your business.
  • Franchise Council of Australia Membership.
  • Training includes animal behavioural training, pet first aid manual, in-the-field training, LPC Mentor and Systems and procedural training in Support Office.

Q: Who is Lonely Pets Club's perfect franchisee?
A: A pro active, friendly pet lover who excells at customer service and who has a happy disposition toward life.

Happy Pets, Happy Clients = Repeat Business

We get a huge amount of positive feedback from our members, some of which can be seen on our website. Here are just a couple of examples:

You guys are doing a fantastic job, and I had the opportunity to see how Dookie reacted when he was picked up by one of his walkers last week when I was around the corner from home with him – he obviously loves them and is treated really well by them. I have not seen him that excited to see someone other than me for a while, so I'm really pleased with the service. I've also seen a bit of an improvement in his behaviour as he's not as bored anymore.
– Jeanette, Middle Park

My 2 cats were looked after beautifully and didn’t show any of the anxiety associated with going to a cattery nor the trauma. Belinda tidied up wonderfully and I couldn’t tell I had been away for 5 days. I liked the fact I was left a detailed note of how my cats had behaved. I will use your service again and hope that it is Belinda who cares for my cats again as I would trust her. I will recommend you.
– Andrea, Glen Waverley

Happy Pets, Repeat Business = Happy Franchisees!

Its not just our clients who are happy… "I love the fact that animals are so happy to see you and their love is unconditional – this is one of the reasons I love that I am working with animals everyday" says Ascot Vale franchisee Julie Fisher. "The Support office is fantastic and the online bookings management and reporting system makes the admin a breeze."

Is a Lonely Pets Club Franchise for you?

Running any type of business requires a range of skills, lots of motivation, great customer service skills and a high level of commitment. If you have a true love of animals, a desire to work with them and are genuinely concerned for their welfare, a Lonely Pets Club franchise will give you a great lifestyle for an affordable capital investment.

Our Mission

To bring peace of mind to pet owners by offering a convenient and reliable pet care service, provided by genuine, local animal lovers.


PO Box 1042 , BRUNSWICK VIC 3056 AU