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Petland on top-ranked franchise list

Entrepreneur® positions Petland on Franchise 500® list

(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, January 9, 2014) – Petland is honored to once again be ranked among top-ranked franchises in the United States.

Petland ranked 471 overall in the Entrepreneur® Magazine’s 35th Annual Franchise 500® According to, there are close to 2,000 active franchisors in the United States.

“We are proud to share this award with our franchisees,” said Ed Kunzelman, founder and chairman of Petland, Inc. in Chillicothe, Ohio. “They continue to demonstrate the effectiveness and strength of the operating system with their day to day hard work and dedication.”

Petland, Inc.’s President Joe Watson added, “We continue to meet with more and more qualified candidates interested in developing their own business, both domestically and internationally. We are grateful for this ranking as it recognizes the value of our unique full-service pet store franchise opportunities.”

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 quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa and soon to open in Brazil.

For more than 45 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