Selling a Business

The Pet Space Experts: Selling Your Business

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Selling a business that you have built and nurtured involves both financial considerations and emotional hurdles. Considerations need to be given to the financial freedom a sale can accomplish as well as the emotional relief from the 'day-to-day' stress of business ownership.

If you’re ready to capitalize on the value you’ve built and eager to spend more time with family or move on to the next challenge, we can make that a reality.

Financially, our process will maximize your sales price.

Practically, we will take you through the entire sales process by successfully navigating the complexities of selling your business.

The insight of a skilled and experienced broker is a critical success factor, because without it, you may not capture the total value of your business, or worse, lose a deal over issues that could be remedied by expert deal-making.

Our Seller Representation Process

  • Determine Fair Market Value of your business and the total package (if real estate included)
  • Identify potential buyers - private or corporate
  • Design an impressive Presentation Package showcasing your facility (professional photo shoot included)
  • Compile a Financial Package that clearly identifies your business' true financial performance and its future potential
  • Handle all marketing with complete confidentiality
  • Secure financially qualified buyers ready to buy
  • Negotiate offers to the absolute best price & terms
  • Prepare all sales contracts
  • Manage due diligence and resolve deal breaking issues
  • Collaborate with attorneys, CPAs and other professionals
  • Firmly manage the transaction to a successful close

We also help you handle any unexpected issues that arise along with the personal and emotional aspects of the transaction:

  • Protect confidentiality until the sale is complete
  • Provide insight on how to announce the sale to your staff
  • Assist with customer and community messaging
  • Consult with you to work through transition issues

Frequently Asked Questions

What Puts Us Above the Rest










The Benefits of Working with PET|VET

We are the leading brokerage and M&A firm for the pet care industry having sold over 190 pet care businesses totaling over $425 MILLION in sales volume with a 96% closing rate for 20% higher price.

Selling your pet care business or veterinary practice may be one of the most important financial decisions you ever make. Proper representation makes the sales process easier for you and ensures that you get the highest and most attainable price for your business and property.

PET|VET is comprised of industry experts with decades of experience who excel at transitioning businesses to new owners through a structured sales process that minimizes stress, allows you to stay focused on day-to-day operations and minimizes hassle.

Teija Heikkilä

We would have had to wait a year to 18 months to get it ready [to sell]. But the way Teija had it set up with the evaluations, we could just put it on the market. So, there’s a huge benefit to her sales prep work before we were ready to sell. The exit plan was pretty important.

- Dave and Jana Rossorelli, Action Pack Dog Centers

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Getting solicitation calls from  corporate / consolidator buyers? We have strong relationships with all national corporate buyers and our listing process ensures that your business gets optimal exposure to all buyer groups and receives offers that recognize the full value of your business. We confidentially present your business to all of the various consolidator companies that are active in acquiring private pet care facilities; our structured process is the only way to 100% ensure you get maximum price, we are the antidote to dealing with a corporate buyer by yourself that is never in the seller's best interest - only in the corporate buyer's.

Prefer to sell to an individual vs. a corporate company? Our access to the private buyer market is unparalleled. We maintain a proprietary buyer database of financially qualified prospects actively seeking opportunities to invest in the pet care space. These are not tire kickers!

We maintain confidentiality throughout the process. Once the sale has closed, we assist you with staff notification, client announcements, detangling the practical matters of the sale and ensure the transition is smooth and successful for all parties

Selling your pet care business may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Proper representation makes the sales process easier and ensures that you get the maximum price for your business with minimal hassle.

Not ready to sell or not sure if the timing is right? We offer value enhancement programs that detail exactly where and how to focus your business model to increase its value for a lucrative exit in the future.

Our industry expertise is not only a game changer, it's invaluable!

If you’re ready to see your hard work pay off, contact me today.

Ready to take the next step?

Contact us today to get started.


Sell Your Pet Resort & Kennel


PET|VET serves all types and income levels of pet resorts, dog daycares and boarding kennels. We offer lucrative, high value business selling services with our confidential sales process that maximizes your selling price. Not ready to sell? We provide consultation services to expand your business, increase profitability and grow value to match your financial needs and future sale. We have been in this industry for over 30 years and provide expert advice whether it be about a sale, purchase, financial or lending advisory.

Sell Your Pet Hospital


PET|VET provides representation to sellers of clinics and hospitals to both the private and consolidator (corporate) buyer markets. We have an unparalleled reputation in the industry with strong connections to the buyer market that we use to your advantage in affecting a structured sale that is guaranteed to maximize your selling price. If you are still actively growing your practice, we have services to support your continued growth.

Sell Your Pet Retail Store


PET|VET serves retail businesses and boutique shops selling consumer goods (no live pets). We can assist with selling your business or helping you with obtaining funding for expansion and inventory. The pet industry is unique so whether you're looking to exit via a sale or need business advice, PET|VET has the expertise.

Sell Your Pet Grooming Shop


PET|VET serves multi groomer / multi table grooming salons (no solo shops). We can assist with selling your business or helping you with obtaining funding for expansion. The pet industry is unique so whether you're looking to exit via a sale or need business advice, PET|VET has the expertise.