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Pet Franchise Opportunity

Run Your Own Cat Sitting Business

We all love and enjoy the company of cats, but if you're really passionate about cats and you want to build a profitable and sustainable business as part of a premier brand, then The Cat Butler® franchise offers the ideal opportunity. 

Founded in 2015, The Cat Butler® looks after cats in the comfort of their own homes and provide an award-winning, feline-friendly alternative to a cattery.

  • Join a growing and reputable national cat sitting brand.
  • Enjoy a flexible work-life balance, running your own profitable business in your area.
  • Become a cat expert, just like us, with full training and support.

The Cat Butler® is an accredited member of the British Franchise Association (bfa) and our Franchise has been developed by specialist franchise consultants and solicitors affiliated with the bfa and is in line with the bfa code of ethics for commercial practice.

Why choose The Cat Butler Franchise?

Only Cats!

We only work with cats and have a vast amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to cat care. All franchisees are trained to a high standard to deliver services that make our feline customers' lives as comfortable as possible.


Customers choose our cat sitting services because they trust us and they know we will look after their cats as if they are our own.

Repeat Business

Many customers use us year after year after year - which means lots of repeat bookings, providing a reliable business model for franchisees throughout the UK.

Professional Service

We love what we do and strive to offer an incredibly high-quality cat sitting service. That’s why our customers use us so much.

Home Security

While our clients are away, our daily cat sitting visits play a role in deterring home break- ins. We provide a presence and a keep an eye on the property whilst we are there.


Our prices are competitive and affordable to many cat owners in comparison with services such as a cattery.

The Cat Butler Franchise

An introduction from Sandra James

I have been running my own general pet care service for years and in 2015 set up The Cat Butler®, a sitting service exclusively for cats. The idea came about after I felt unable to go away on holiday - the thought of putting my then cat Ziggy in a cattery broke my heart. There were marvellous catteries nearby, but I knew that Ziggy wouldn't settle there. Like many cats, Ziggy thrived on routine and consistency in his own home where he is happiest, and that is precisely what The Cat Butler® delivers.

The Cat Butler® now provides thousands of home visits across the UK. We offer a professional service that cat owners (and their feline friends!) can rely on, and that's why, as a business, we continue to grow.

Demand for our cat butlering services is at an all-time high right now - and it's set to continue given the huge growth in cat-loving households since the pandemic - over the last year alone, we welcomed 3.2 million pets into our homes, and there are now some 12 million UK households that are ruled by cats! These cats need Cat Butlers to serve them while their humans are away.

To help us meet this demand and to deliver the very best service to cats everywhere, we are recruiting enthusiastic Cat Butler franchisees across the country.The pet industry is thriving, and with so many cats, the opportunities for a Cat Butler® franchisee are significant in every area.

What's next?

If you want to turn your passion for cats into a profitable career, then we want to hear from you! Fill in your details on our Brochure Request Form below, and we will send you more information, including a free and comprehensive Franchise Prospectus.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Sandra James,
The Cat Butler Founder

Request a Brochure

If you're a cat lover and you're interested in our opportunity to run your own local cat sitting business, we'd love to hear from you. 

We'll send you a copy of our brochure by e-mail which includes:

  • Comprehensive information about The Cat Butler franchise
  • Key components of the franchise including training, marketing and business tools
  • Franchise package costs and financial support information

Once you've had time to read the brochure, we'd love to hear from you with any specific questions about the opportunity.

The Cat Butler Franchise Questions

How much does The Cat Butler® franchise cost?

The initial franchise fee costs £7,000 and includes a wealth of benefits, support and advice. We also recommend that you set some money aside to cover additional costs as part of the start-up process - we provide plenty of advice on this and can even help you raise finance if needed.

The ongoing support services provided to franchisees are funded from the management and marketing fees, both of which are paid monthly. Our ongoing fee structure is turnover related. We do not charge any fixed monthly fees. We grow together, providing the support required at each stage of your business development.

We want you to develop a profitable business that will enable you to generate an attractive level of personal income and have an increased capital value if you decide to sell the business at some point in the future. 


What can a Cat Butler Franchisee earn?

How much you earn as a Cat Butler franchisee will really depend on how much effort and available time you have to commit to your business - a typical Cat Butler franchisee can generate an annual net trading profit of between £35K and £48K per annum.

 *These figures are presented as a guide only and are not a guarantee of profit

What experience do I need?

You don't need to have previously worked as a cat sitter or have experience running your own business. It goes without saying, though, you must be mad about cats and be professional, reliable, organised and happy to be flexible about your hours of work. Most clients are flexible to some degree about the times that their cats are visited while they are away and so it's possible to schedule your visits around other aspects of your life and home and family if required. You will receive full training in all areas of the business. You will use our proven business model.

What areas are available?

Areas not covered within our current Locations are potentially available for licencing as a Franchisee. We recommend you get in touch for a further discussion about availability in your area.

What do I receive by becoming a Cat Butler Franchisee?

Complete Start-up Package

We give you everything you need to get your business off to a flying start in your local area and start generating earnings immediately:

  • Exclusive use of The Cat Butler® brand in your franchise area.
  • Strong brand identity and social media presence with over 160,000 followers.
  • Full training in all aspects of the business.
  • Step-by-step operations manual with guidance on how to replicate our business in your area.
  • Accredited Pet First Aid & Cat Care training.
  • Your own area on The Cat Butler® website + email.
  • A launch marketing budget of £3000 is dedicated to each new franchise.
  • Three-month business launch marketing programme.
  • Leaflet delivery in your local area.
  • Personalised stationery + marketing materials.
  • Vehicle livery.
  • A pack of branded clothing.
  • Bespoke operational software to manage the business.
  • Access to the online member forum for keeping in touch with other franchisees - ask for advice and share tips.
  • On-going expert HQ support and advice.

The Cat Butler® franchise offers you a proven model supported by effective business systems and a comprehensive training and support programme. You need to bring your commitment and dedication and your love of cats, and we will work together to help you build a successful business.

Read more in our Franchise FAQ's FAQ's

Learn more about the Pet Franchise Opportunity

The Package

The Cat Butler Franchise package offers a proven model supported by effective business systems and a comprehensive training & support programme

The Package
The Package


Got a question about coming a Cat Butler franchisee? Find out more in our frequently asked questions section.


Case Studies

Read stories from some of our Cat Butlers, and find out what it's like to be a professional cat sitter.

Case Studies
Case Studies


The latest news and insights about The Cat Butler franchise opportunity, as well as the UK pet sitting market


Contact Us

If you love cats and dream of a career where you can spend all day every day with them, we'd love to hear from you.

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Trusted by the Pet Industry Federation

The Cat Butler are like family to us and our cat. They are wonderfully dedicated to the health and well-being of our four-legged family addition, and go over and above to ensure she’s safe and loved when we’re away. Can’t recommend the service enough, and are always our first call. Thank you always!

Running a Cat Butler Franchise with your partner

If you decide to run a Cat Butler franchise with your partner then you will have the flexibility to fit your cat care and admin duties alongside your other hobbies and commitments. 

Most clients are flexible about the times of day that our services are delivered so the business can be operated to suit you and your lifestyle and family commitments.

There is a high demand for The Cat Butler® service, and you’ll get lots of repeat bookings and recommendations from existing clients. At times you may get so busy that you might have to turn away bookings, so you may consider recruiting cat carers to help.

School holidays are always busy but the rest of the year is busy too, as many people prefer to go away out of the school term and also for weekends away. Your family holidays will still be possible during the off-peak months. Your clients should be fine with this as long as you give them enough notice. Some clients will even plan their holidays around your availability!

The Cat Butler Franchise offers a fantastic business opportunity for couples who love cats
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