Dog Walking Business

Charlottesville, Virginia (Albemarle)

  • Asking Price: $69,995
  • Gross Income: $114,260
  • Cash Flow: $35,683
  • Real Estate: Not Disclosed
  • Inventory: Not Disclosed
  • FF&E: Not Disclosed
  • Listing ID: #209456
  • Established: 1999
  • Employees: 7

Business Description

Unique opportunity to own a well-known and very popular dog walking business that has been established for over 15 years and grown into one of the top pet service businesses in the Charlottesville area. The business has an excellent reputation for providing quality service and care along with competitive pricing. The staff prides themselves on providing a safe and stress-free environment for dogs and their owners. The primary service is midday walks with a dedicated and experienced team of 7 walkers who have a genuine love for and understanding of animals.

The owner and founder doesn’t take part in any of the actual dog walking services and spends 10-15 hours a week managing the business which makes this perfect for a semi-absentee or part time owner. The business has stellar reviews on popular platforms like Google, Yelp, and Facebook along with plenty of testimonials from existing customers. Under the current model, the business has been growing largely through word of mouth and referrals without much having to be spent on marketing or advertising. This is a testament to the businesses long standing and well-earned reputation in the community.

The owner has decided it’s time to retire, so this presents a great opportunity for someone looking to get into the pet services industry without the time and headaches of starting from scratch. The owner has been in the pet care industry for over 35 years and wants to make sure the business is transitioned to the next owner so they can build on the existing track record and success. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and contact us today!

Business Details

Primary Business Category: Services - Other Services
Location: Virginia
Metropolitan Area: Charlottesville
County: Albemarle

Company Information

Year Established: 1999
Home Based: Yes
Franchise: No
Relocatable: Yes
Number of Employees: 7

Financial Information

Asking Price: $69,995
Gross Revenue: $114,260
Cash Flow: $35,683
Seller Financing Available: Yes

Property Information


Home based business.

Growth & expansion opportunities:

There is ample room for growth and expansion. Currently the business provides only midday walking services on weekdays to clients in and around Charlottesville. A new owner might consider expanding the service area and hiring more walkers. There is also room for growth in adding weekend services, pet sitting, vacation visits, overnight stays, pet transportation, grooming, and boarding. This business has lots of potential for a new owner that has the time to devote to the business to take it to the next level.


There is standard competition for the industry and market, but this business is one of the top companies in the area with a great reputation, established brand, and experienced team of walkers in place.

Reason for selling:

Owner is retiring.

Support & Training:

Seller will provide necessary training and support.

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Business Listed By:

Michael Wade

Horizon Business Brokers, LLC