DoodyCalls is a franchise for a pet waste removal company. Jacob D’Aniello founded DoodyCalls in 1999. He was then on his way home from work listening to the radio. A guy called in and talked about the job he did picking up dog poop.
The man was bragging about how much he earned from it and how he worked on his own hours. Jacob noticed that this man actually loved his job and that he actually made sense. Susan, his future wife, at first thought that it was a crazy idea but after a week of giving it some thought, they started posting ads on the local newspaper. Their first customer gave their service as a gift to a friend for their housewarming. A six month cleaning service from DoodyCalls. It was a very practical idea. Their business became a success and in 2004, they started franchising. They now have over 40 locations in 23 states. They were featured in several big publications like The Washington Post, Forbes, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Associated Press. DoodyCalls was recognized as the number 1 pet waste removal franchise for 2009 and 2010 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list.
What services do they offer at Doody Calls?
They have the Residential Pet Waste Removal. They can do a one-time clean up or weekly or to save, you can prepay for 6 months with a 10% discount or prepay for 12 month with a 15% discount. Their technicians are fully insured, wear uniforms and drive a DoodyCalls trucks. They also leave a yellow door hanger in order to let you know that the clean-up has been done. Their tools are disinfected in between clean-ups to eliminate diseases from spreading. What’s more is that they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you are in any way not satisfied, they will send someone to clean again free of charge. Another service is the Community Pet Waste Management. They would create a pet waste management plan for your community. It also includes installing and servicing pet waste stations, cleaning and deodorizing, picking up loose trash, and assistance on planning a dog park. If you have cats, they also have the Litter Box Service for Cat Owners. The advantage on availing this service is that you no longer have to buy and transport big bags of litter. They provide only what is needed. You don’t even need to be home when they clean it up. You can just leave the litter box outside the house and they will clean it on-site.
Costs and Requirements Associated with Running a DoodyCalls Franchise
You need to have a net worth of at least $50,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $25,000. Expect to be investing about $45,000 to $72,000. Franchise fee is $34,500 with an on-going royalty fee of 9%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement.
What’s included in the franchise package?
There will be a 40 hours of training on dog behaviour, winning community contracts, human resources issues, business administration, preparing to work with media, and up-selling services. For on-going support, there are newsletters, meetings, purchasing cooperatives, and a toll-free phone line. For marketing, there are ad slick, co-op advertising, and regional and national advertising.
You May Reach Them At:
Address: 114 4th St. S.E., #A Charlottesville, Virginia 22902