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Petland on top-ranked international franchise list

Entrepreneur Magazine positions Petland on Global Franchise List

(Chillicothe, OH, July 11, 2018) – 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 #20, up from #32 last year and #190 in 2016.

Earlier this year, Petland ranked 209 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 and ranked with the likes of McDonalds, H&R Block, Denny’s and Subway,” said Petland, Inc. President and CEO Joe Watson. “This acknowledgement demonstrates the universal love of pets and the 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 64th Petland location this month and Petland Mexico opened their 7th and 8th this year. Petland master franchisees in Saudi Arabia are planning the opening of their first location in September.

Petland, Inc.’s Vice President of Business Development Steve Huggins stated “Our master franchise partners from around the world execute the Petland systems at a high level.  We’re excited about the future as we continue to work with new candidates from around the world.”

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, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, and El Salvador with a store opening in Saudi Arabia by year’s end.

For more than 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