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Buying a Pet Shop with Hilton Smythe

Are you an animal lover with an entrepreneur’s mind?

Ever thought about running a pet shop or a pet supply store? Not only can this be a rewarding job, but with 46% of the population owning a pet, you’re unlikely to lose your demographic. Find out why buying a pet shop can be the right business move for you.

The UK pet market

Great Britain is a nation of animal enthusiasts. We are willing to spend huge amounts of money on their furry friends. From exotic fish and tortoises to rabbits, birds and man’s best friend – the dog – almost half of all households have at least one pet. In one survey, 51% of dog owners said they would spend more on their pet’s healthcare than their own!

The growing trend for dog grooming and luxury treats which is fuelling the pet market. New popular products include healthy gourmet treats and even beer for dogs! The cost of pet pampering is also growing as more products and services are introduced.

What UK pet owners spend

On average, UK pet owners spend over £470 a year on their animal friends. Collectively, Brits are spending a whopping £7.16 billion annually on pet supplies and services. Over its lifetime, a small dog is expected to cost £18,224 while a cat sets owners back £12,322. But many feel this is a small price to pay for the happiness pets bring to the family.

Whether you’re looking to open an exotic aquarium or a specialist pet supply store selling food, accessories and clothing, Hilton Smythe can make your dreams come true. We have a range of established pet shops and pet supply stores for sale across the UK. We also have commercial units which can be transformed into your ideal pet business.

Financing your pet store

There are many things to think about when buying a business, including how the purchase will be funded. Whether you’re a multiple business owner or a first time buyer, our finance team are on hand to offer honest advice and make sure the sale goes ahead.

As one of the nation’s top business brokers, we wanted to offer a full service to our buyers from viewing the business to completing the sale. Hilton Smythe Financial Services has relationships with a wide range of lenders, so we can approach them on your behalf to finance your pet shop. Applying for a commercial business loan and buying a business can be a very complex process, but our team can reduce the jargon and simplify the entire procedure to make it stress free.

If you’re looking for a business opportunity with bite (excuse the pun) then a pet shop could be for you. Start the journey to becoming a business owner by taking a look at our current listings.

Some of our pet shop/supplies businesses for sale

For SaleBusy Pet Store Originally Established Circa 80 Years AgoWolverhampton, West Midlands
For SaleWell Established Pet Supplies StoreBedlington, Northumberland
For SaleAquatics & Reptile Centre With Large Customer BaseLeighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
For SaleWell Run Pet Shop & Aquatic CentreGlasgow,


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