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Well established Dog Care and Grooming business for sale

Carlisle, Cumbria

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£109,999 +SAV

Ref: B06471



Please quote reference B06471

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market, It’s A Dogs Life Doggy Day Care and Grooming Centre.

It’s A Dogs Life was founded by the current owner four years ago when it was just a dream and with a lot of hard work and determination it’s fair to say that the business has been a real labour of love for her. Under her ownership the business has accrued an impressive number of regular customers along with a burgeoning reputation.

The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with heavy hearts only due to the owners wish to pursue and change in direction. She is keen to see her beloved doggy day care business pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner(s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

It’s A Dogs Life aims to offer their customers complete peace of mind when leaving their precious dogs and offers a reliable and convenient service treating the dogs as if they were their own. Their mission has always been to make sure that the dogs in their care are happy, healthy and well balanced.

The business offers a range of services including;

  • Doggy Day Care
  • Pick up and drop off Service
  • Small dog unit
  • Pet Taxi service
  • Dog Walking
  • Home Visits
The sale will include the company website (it’s-a-dogs-life.site) and Facebook, Instagram and TikTok pages and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet with some wonderful reviews.

Scope to improve

  • Advertising and marketing campaign
  • Extend the opening hours, there is demand at weekends
  • Introduce a customer loyalty card to encourage returning customers
  • Expand the dog grooming side of the business which has proved extremely popular
  • Look at additional income streams, perhaps puppy training or agility classes
Reasons to Buy

  • A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
  • All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity
  • Ideal owner managed or partnership business
  • Potential Bolt on to an existing pet business
  • Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success.
Hilton Smythe highly advise early enquiry to avoid disappointment.

This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest.

We are advised as per the 2019/2020 accounts, the buisness generated an average turnover in the region of £110,000, with an adjusted net profit in the region of £36,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request. 

Please quote reference B06471


We are advised that the business is owner run and managed, with the help of 4 full-time staff members. They also have a self-employed dog groomer. 

The business hours are -

Monday – 07:00 – 18:00
Tuesday – 07:00 – 18:00
Wednesday – 07:00 – 18:00
Thursday – 07:00 – 18:00
Friday – 07:00 – 18:00
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

It’s A Dogs Life Doggy Day Care and Grooming Centre is located in Carlisle.

Carlisle is a cathedral city in Cumbria in the north of England. It is located 8 miles south of the Scottish border and is the main cultural, commercial and industrial centre in the Borderlands, home to the University of Cumbria as well as multiple museums and heritage centres.

At the 2011 census the population was approximately 107,000. Carlisle is the only city in Cumbria. The city centre is largely pedestrianised and the Lanes Shopping Centre is home to about 75 shops.

Carlisle is linked to the rest of England via the M6 motorway to the south and to Scotland via the M74 / A74 towards Glasgow and the north.

The business occupies a former vehicle repair shop on the Willow Holme Industrial Estate, is nicely presented and maintained with clear visible signage and free parking immediately outside.

The business occupies two generous units that are ideally suited to the trade. The first unit has 2 large inside areas along with generous outside areas whilst the second offers outside play areas along with a turfed section.

We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold, currently on a rolling montly lease. The rent for both units is £2,200 per month and has rates payable of £99 per month. 

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