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Pet Inns are Homes Away from Home
Pets Are Inn is a franchised service
that places pets in carefully screened private homes where they are treated as one of the
family when their own families are out of town. This home away from home allows pets to
bring their favorite toys, blankets and treats to keep them comfortable.
For not much more than the cost of a kennel, Pets Are Inn offer pick-up
and delivery service as well as careful matching of pets to caretakers. Criteria include
such factors as what other pets are in the house, whether there are children, and if a pet
is accustomed to sleeping with its owner.
The Pets Are Inn system was founded in 1982 when Jim and Ann Platt, a
Minneapolis couple, discovered that the family pet did not do well when boarded in a
kennel. The first franchise was sold in 1986.
Today, there arefranchises from Florida to California, as well as one
in Hawaii. Pets Are Inn franchises are available to most states. The franchise fee
includes a five-day training program as well as on-going corporate support of each
For information contact Pets Are Inn, 7723 Tanglewood Court, Suite 150,
Minneapolis, Minn. 55439; 1-800-248-PETS. (612) 944-8298