It was October 2015 when Carol Donovan became a Scamps and Champs franchisee.
Fulfilling the need for a quality pet care service provider in her local area, Carol had the full support and backing of the Scamps and Champs team as she set up her new business.
"Lesley and John have been really supportive, not only always quick to respond to any queries I may have but also offering encouragement and reassurance. There is a lot more to running a successful, professional pet care business than I imagined and I certainly would not have achieved so much, so quickly, without their experience and support."
Based in Beverley, Carol’s client base is growing steadily throughout her local area and surrounding towns of East Yorkshire. Though running your own business can mean a lot of hard work, it’s work that Carol has enjoyed to the full.
"I can honestly say that I have no regrets whatsoever, it is hard work but also very rewarding. Easily the best job I have ever had. Considering the wet and windy weather we have had this winter I am surprised myself that I can say that. I can't wait to see what the summer brings."
Getting to know all the pets and their owners, who she now counts as clients, has become one of Carols’ most enjoyable activities since she started her franchise.
"I have built up a great rapport with some of my clients and their pets and am now known to many of them as Auntie Carol! I’m often sent updates from their owners of their weekend antics!"
Carol has now taken on a dog walker to help her with client demand, and also has a host family so that she can offer home boarding services. This is something she’ll look to grow as she continues to progress the business.
Carol Donovan has been running her own Scamps & Champs franchise in Beverley since 2015.
Melanie Kerry became the latest owner of a Scamps and Champs franchise in late 2015.
After six months of running her Scamps & Champs business in Fareham Jeanette Harding is loving being in control of her life and career!
Kayleigh Gaskill was among the first to take up a Scamps & Champs business just over a year ago. Kayleigh tells us about the experience.
There are great benefits to running your own dog walking and pet care business, as Kayleigh Gaskill discovered with Scamps and Champs.
In just six months, the business has certainly started to grow well with 49 clients and 865 jobs to date!Jeanette Harding
I really enjoy myself now, every day! What’s not to love about walking dogs and visiting all the lovely pets I now care for and their owners who I now count as friends! I only wish I’d had the opportunity to do this years ago!Jeanette Harding
Having the support of Lesley, and Scamps & Champs, has been amazing. We’ve grown our business from nothing and can really look forward to a brighter, flexible future doing a job we love! It doesn’t even feel like a job!Kayleigh Gaskill