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Exceptional Doggy Day Care Centre, Inverness

Inverness, Inverness-shire

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Playful Paws is a fully licensed and insured luxury doggy day-care centre, covering the City of Inverness and the surrounding areas. Established in January 2016, this highly regarded, and fully equipped dog day-care centre is in impeccable walk-in condition. Prospective owners will benefit from a turnkey operation with no major capital expenditures required to commence trading.

Playful Paws offers a secure, enjoyable, and stimulating environment for dogs to engage in off-leash play under the expert care of an experienced and attentive team of dog loving staff. The business is currently run profitably with 2 FT staff with support from volunteers, it would ideally suit an owner operator. 

The business is situated within a modern industrial unit, in the Carsegate Industrial Estate area, just two miles from the city centre.  The modern unit comprises an office/reception area, staff facilities, indoor play area, a large and secure outdoor play area and staff W.Cs. 

The outdoor play area expands 235m2 (2529ft2), complete with playground equipment. The premises is held on lease with the Highland Council, full details available through the selling agent

Key features:

  • Fully licensed luxury doggy day care centre
  • Easy to operate and profitable business model 
  • Modern premises in superb trading location 
  • Lots of business development potential 

Property Details: Leasehold
Asking Price: £50,000 (Leasehold)

Nestled in the heart of Inverness, Playful Paws is ideally located in the Carse Industrial Estate. Situated just two miles from the city centre, this industrial hub enjoys accessibility and convenience for customers and making it an ideal location for businesses.

The wider area boasts a range of attractions and amenities  and plenty of local schooling options.Tourist attractions in the vicinity further enhance the appeal of Inverness, with its rich history and stunning landscapes. From the iconic Inverness Castle to the serene waters of Loch Ness, residents and visitors alike can explore the region's natural beauty and historical landmarks.

The city is served by efficient public transportation, and the nearby Inverness Airport provides connectivity to domestic and international destinations, facilitating both business and leisure travel. Whether for business or lifestyle considerations, Inverness stands as a dynamic location that seamlessly blends a combination of accessible amenities, quality education, tourist attractions, and reliable travel links.

Premises Details:

Playful Paws has a loyal and established customer base. Clients engage the business's services to accommodate work, holidays, and various other reasons. Some owners bring their dogs purely for socialization purposes.

By the the end of the day, dogs are returned thoroughly exercised. The business currently trades a 5-day workweek (Monday to Friday), 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is further business development opportunities including extending operating hours to include weekends and offering dog party's/training events in the evenings.

There may also be opportunities to expand services, such as dog grooming or training classes. The business is licensed for 40 dogs currently, allowing the business to manage operations with the help of 2/3 FT staff. An extensive handover period is available for the right candidate. Turnover is generated through day boarding fees for half (£18) or full-day (£27) stays. 

To ensure the safety of staff and other attendees, all dogs must be fully vaccinated, including protection against kennel cough, and undergo a behavioural/temperament assessment.

Furthermore, dogs attending Playful Paws Dog Day-care Centre must be spayed or neutered between 8-10 months of age. The current owners are open to providing training on the business's procedures and practices to facilitate a smooth transition to new ownership.

The business has a modern and functional website, which takes bookings. It also benefits from a strong online presence across social media channels. 

Lease Terms:
Leased from the Highland Council. A copy of the lease will be made available to seriously interested parties. 

Reason For Selling:
To focus on other business activities. 

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Financial Details

  • Leasehold: £50,000
  • Turnover: undisclosed
  • Net profit: undisclosed
  • Fixtures value: undisclosed
  • Stock value: undisclosed