The Complete Pet & Home Care Franchise Business

Our PHG Northern Road Trip

Peter and I recently undertook our annual ‘Northern Road Trip’ to visit all our franchisees based in the North of England. We started off at Wolverhampton, moved across country and down, visiting 10 franchisees in seven days finishing with Huntingdon … Continue reading

Have you ever been let down with pet care before your holiday?

How many times do you hear people say they’ve been let down by friends or relatives when it comes to pet care for their holidays? It’s such a stressful time in the build up to going away, the last thing … Continue reading

What better way to make a career out of something you love doing?

Why Nigel Fitzimmons decided that starting a pet sitting franchise was the best choice for him. Nigel of PHG Bognor Regis and Chichester, has been running his pet sitting business for a year now, so we thought it would … Continue reading

Boarding of Rabbits – By Julie White who works with Sue Penfold at PHG Crawley and Southwater

I have kept, bred, exhibited and rescued so many rabbits over the last 40 years that I have become quite a specialist and gained the slightly unflattering title of ‘The Rabbit Lady’. I have been an animal fanatic since I … Continue reading

Q & A from Nigel Hookins @ PHG Plymouth

Nigel joined PHG over three years ago and here is a Q & A about how he has found running a franchise so far… Q. When did you start with Pets, Homes and Gardens? A. We started in October 2012. … Continue reading

Q & A from Chris at PHG Stockton-on-Tees

Chris joined PHG nearly a year ago and here is a Q & A about how he has found running a franchise so far…   Q. When did you start with Pets, Homes and Gardens? A. February 27th 2015 Q. … Continue reading

Why become a PHG franchisee?

When it comes to franchising, a lot of people immediately ask themselves the question: Why become a franchisee when you can just start a stand-alone business? Many people think it’s a lot easier to start a stand-alone business because by … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of holding a pet stall at a trade show or a local fete

By Debbie Brownlow of PHG Bolton ( Pet stalls can be held at a variety of locations, gift and craft fairs, local fetes, seasonal fairs, country shows and holiday shows. Prices can vary between £10 – £200 for a place … Continue reading

Sponsoring a vintage tea party and doggy pageant

We were recently asked to be one of the sponsors for a very different type of event, a Vintage Tea Party and Doggy Pageant.  As we knew the organisers, we immediately agreed and sponsored the Most Handsome Hound category. The … Continue reading

Dogs…. Are they as clever as people want to believe?

I often hear people say, “My dog seems  just so intelligent…it is really incredible.” I am always amazed at how many people try and ‘humanise’ a dogs thought process. I do understand why, as they are so loved, as is … Continue reading