Ruffin’s Pet Centres Franchise

Last Updated on August 2, 2012 by DeanR

Ruffin’s Pet Centres Franchise Information

Ruffin’s Pet Centres is a franchise for a pet product retailer. It was founded in 1981 in Southern Ontario. The founder noticed the success of a discount pet food chain and decided to open one of his own.

He combined features of a pet store with a pet supply store. They started franchising in 1986 when the first franchised store was opened in Grimsby, Ontario. The business has grown and now has a 10,000 sq.ft. warehouse with the most variety of pet food in the business and hundreds of private labelled products. Example of this is the premium dog food Q Holistic which was released in July of 2010. In November of 2010, they held a fundraiser “Help Homeless Pets Fundraiser”. It was started in 2009 and on its first year, they were able to raise $1,500 for homeless pets. In 2010, they sold dog house cookies for homeless pets.

What’s in store for you at Ruffin’s Pet Centre?

They sell pet products from Hagen, Exo Terra, Laguna, IAMS, Living World, Nutro, Science Diet, Purina, Royal Canin, Eukanuba, Wellness, Orijen, rogz, Tetra, and Greenies.

Costs and Requirements Associated with Running a Ruffin’s Pet Centres Franchise?

You need to have a net worth of $150,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $35,000. Expect to be investing about $76,000 to $132,000. Franchise fee is $10,000 to $20,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 4%. This is for a renewable 5 year term agreement. They currently have 13 locations. They are now looking to franchise internationally. They don’t allow absentee ownership.

What’s included in the franchise package?

There will be 2 weeks training at the headquarters, 1 week in your location and 3 days in other existing locations. Also included are the newsletters, toll-free phone number, meetings, assistance at grand opening, occasional field evaluations, internet, and purchasing cooperatives. For marketing, you will be provided co-op advertising, ad slicks, and regional advertising.

Contact Details

You May Reach Them At:

Address: 109 Industrial Ct. Dunnville, Ontario N1A 2X5

Phone: (905)774-7079

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