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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. 

  • 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.

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’ve always been an animal lover, and cats in particular, are my passion. I’ve grown up with them around, and, as an adult, I’ve always had feline companions in the house. They are more than pets to me - so much more - and it’s fair to say that, in my house, my role is to serve those cats. They want a chin rub - they let me know. They want to go outside - I’m on it! Want to be let back in thirty seconds later - let me get that door for you! I sometimes wonder whether I am a cat owner or staff!

The idea of The Cat Butler came about after I felt unable to go away on holiday - the thought of being away from my then cat Ziggy just broke my heart. There were many brilliant catteries nearby, but I just knew that Ziggy wouldn’t settle there. I also knew that having a neighbour, for example, pop in to feed him once a day just wasn’t enough. Ziggy, like many cats, thrived on routine and consistency - and that is exactly what The Cat Butler delivers.

While there are other cat sitting services out there, what makes The Cat Butler stand out is our focus on the customer - and I’m talking here about our feline customers. You don’t just book a Cat Butler online; our customers (the human ones, this time!) contact us, and we match them with the purr-fect cat sitter, who arrange to meet them and make friends with their cat. We get to know their routines, their special quirks and their requirements. If they need medication, that's fine too, as our cat sitters are specially trained to do this.

As word continues to spread, demand for The Cat Butler services is increasing, and we are looking for enthusiastic, cat-loving franchisees to join our team.
Think you've got what it takes? Then we'd love 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.

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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 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?

We provide all new franchisees with the operating systems plus training and support required to be successful. This includes:

  • Exclusive franchise territory area
  • The right to use the powerful Cat Butler brand
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Step-by-step operations manual
  • Your own personal mini-page on The Cat Butler website
  • The Cat Butler email & Facebook page
  • High online visibility (over 100,000 followers on social media)
  • 1st page Google local listing for your new business
  • Three-month business launch marketing programme
  • 10,000 solus leaflet drop in your local area.
  • Personalised stationery + marketing materials
  • Vehicle livery
  • A pack of branded clothing/uniform
  • Bespoke operational software to manage the business
  • On-going expert 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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