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The Cat Butler

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The Cat Butler

Founded in 2015, The Cat Butler® is the UK’s Premier Cat Sitting Service and looks after cats in the comfort of their own homes and provides an award-winning, stress-free alternative to a cattery.

We offer a unique service that provides regular visits to care for our clients’ cats while away. The Cat Butler® services are in demand, and the franchise network is growing across the UK.

Turn your passion for pets into success with The Cat Butler® franchise

The Cat Butler® franchise offers an opportunity that combines your love of cats with a dream career that’s flexible, profitable and rewarding with support and guidance from a nationally recognised and award-winning brand.

If you aspire to start your own business and have a huge love for cats, we've built a trusted, accredited and firmly established franchise that could be perfect for you.

  • Join a growing and reputable national cat sitting brand

  • Enjoy a flexible work-life balance, running your own profitable and sustainable business in your area

  • Become a cat expert, just like us, with full training and support.

The purr-fect time to start your own cat sitting business!

The pet industry is thriving - and the cat sitting market is booming and going to see unrivalled growth in the next couple of years.

3.2 million households in the UK have acquired a new pet since the start of the pandemic, and a lot of these pets have been of the feline variety.  In fact, the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) estimates that some 12 million homes across the UK are now ruled by a cat. That’s a massive increase from 7.5 million cats the year before!

With a 63% increase in the number of pet cats in the last year, coupled with rising demand for in-home cat sitting services, now really is the purr-fect time to come on board as a Cat Butler franchisee. These cats need Cat Butlers to serve them while their humans are away. Demand for our services is through the roof right now, and we need enthusiastic cat lovers to help us meet this demand.

An established business model and a complete support network

Our cat sitting service is competitive, affordable and, most importantly, scalable. Becoming a Cat Butler requires lower start-up costs than other pet-industry businesses.

In addition, our unique combination of affordability and specialism in cat care gives us a competitive edge over competitors such as catteries and general pet sitting services.

We’ve created a business model that’s replicable, and with this, we provide a complete package to ensure local Cat Butlers hit the ground running and succeed and grow their business. This covers all aspects of start-up, including training and support, through to ongoing marketing and recruitment.  

We are an accredited & ethical franchise

We are members of the British Franchise Association (bfa) and are fully committed to upholding their standards of ethical franchising.

Next steps

Please request free information to receive our franchise brochure.

Keep an eye out for us at The International Franchise Show - we look forward to meeting you!


4 Marconi Way
St Albans
United Kingdom
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  • Sandra James, founder of The Cat Butler, has reached the finals of the EWiF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Awards 2022.
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    The Cat Butler has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.
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  • The Cat Butler® provides an exclusive cat sitting service and offers a feline-friendly cattery alternative.
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