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Petland on top-ranked international franchise list

Entrepreneur Magazine positions Petland on Global Franchise List

(Chillicothe, OH, July 11, 2017) – Petland is honored to once again be ranked among top-ranked franchises around the world.

Entrepreneur released their rankings of the top Global Franchisees, rating Petland #32, up from #190 in 2016.

Earlier this year, Petland ranked 188 overall in the Entrepreneur Magazine’s 38th Annual Franchise 500, a ranking of North American franchises.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a top franchise across the globe,” said Petland, Inc. President and CEO Joe Watson. “This recognition demonstrates the universal relevance of the Petland brand and of our proprietary operating model which focuses on the human-animal bond and matching the right pet with the right person.”

International growth at Petland has been at a record high. Petland Brazil opened its 36th Petland location this month and Petland El Salvador just opened its third location. Petland master franchisees in Saudi Arabia are planning the opening of their first location in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Petland, Inc.’s Vice President of Business Development Steve Huggins stated “The strength of the Petland franchise system is a true reflection of the dedication of Petland franchisees located around the world.  The Petland brand continues to be a world leader in pet retail.”

In conducting its rating of franchises around the the world, Entrepreneur considers numerous factors including the company’s Franchise 500 ranking which determines a score based on such things as financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. The Franchise 500 ranking is then compared with international size and growth of the franchise to determine the global rank.

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador.

For 50 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right customer 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