Resources to help you get to grips with the UK pet industry. Including statistics and membership organisations relevant to the sector.

Data and statistics

Pet food manufacturer association (pfma)

  • A summary of UK pet population statistics

Pet data report 2017 produced by pfma

Spending on pets

  • An insight into consumer spending on pets

See also: Animals and equestrian business ideas


Walk my dog

  • Business advice on starting a dog walking business

Pet Food in the UK

  • Paid for report produced by Mintel

Britain’s pet owners

  • Paid for report produced by Mintel

Resources from the World Pet Association

  • Including newsletters, buyers guides and the latest news

See also: Business start-up guide - Dog walker


Publications relevant to the pet sector

  • Pet Gazette
  • Total Boarding Magazine
  • Your Cat
  • Crufts the Magazine
  • Pet Product Marketing
  • Pet Business World
  • Pet Magazine
  • Dogs Today
  • Dogs Monthly
  • Your Dog
  • K9 Magazine
  • Animals and You
  • Your Pet Magazine

Pet blogs

There are hundreds of pet bloggers across the world. Here is a handful to provide an insight into what they are talking about with the potential to provide inspiration for a new business idea.


See also: Business start-up guide - Boarding kennels


Franchise opportunities

Membership organisations

  • The Kennel Club
  • Pet Industry Federation; this is the umbrella organisation for the following:
    • Pet Retailers Association
    • British Dog Groomers Association
    • UK Kennel and Cattery Association
    • Pet Suppliers and Manufacturers Association
    • Pet Services Association