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Petland on top-ranked franchise list

Entrepreneur Magazine positions Petland on Franchise 500 list

(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, January 25, 2012) –Petland, once again, is among top-ranked franchises in the United States.

Petland ranked 480 overall in the Entrepreneur Magazine’s 33rd Annual Franchise 500â According to, there are close to 2,000 active franchisors in the United States.

“Petland is honored to be recognized once again by Entrepreneur Magazine” said Joe Watson, president of Petland, Inc. in Chillicothe, Ohio. “This award speaks to the quality of the Petland operating system and our hard-working franchise partners.”

Petland, Inc.’s Franchise Development Director  Jim Whitman added, “At Petland, we are poised for growth as more and more qualified candidates look to the development of their own business to meet financial and lifestyle goals. We welcome this prestigious recognition as it helps get the word out about our unique and dynamic full-service pet store franchise opportunity.”

In conducting its annual rating of franchises in the world, Entrepreneur considers numerous factors including financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. Other rating factors include number of years in business, length of time franchising, start-up costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. An independent CPA firm audits financial data. Every company with verifiable data receives a cumulative score. The franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500.

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with more than 150 quality, full service, retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa and Israel.

For more than 44 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond.

Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit