Franchising USA Magazine: September, 2017
When Rick and Paulette Nava started looking for a service franchise to buy ten years ago, they were looking for more than just a business opportunity – they also wanted to be able to help their San Mateo, CA community. Reading about a New Jersey DoodyCalls franchise whose owners were helping to raise money to provide bullet-proof vests for police and military dogs helped them make up their mind.
“The Cover Your K9 Foundation was just the beginning,” says Rick. “Owning the franchise has allowed us to help pet owners with physical limitations, help out SPCA and the Humane Society, and clean up parks and public areas.”
Of course, the couple has had to contend with their share of jokes. But there is nothing funny about the relationships they build with their customers with physical challenges, says Rick.
“Like other DoodyCalls franchise owners, we have found that our service provides help for disabled veterans and others with physical issues. Pets increase the emotional wellbeing of the disabled and aged, so for us providing our service is a win-win situation on many levels.”