Become a franchisee

Chico is the largest chain of neighborhood pet shops in Quebec. We offer pet owners a full range of food, accessories, toys and several services to take care of their dog, cat, bird, fish, reptile and rodent. You will find at Chico all the major brands at competitive prices!

Chico, your neighborhood pet shop for nearly 40 years!

The chico pet shop adventure began nearly 40 years ago, when Pierre Charbonneau and Michel Joly opened the first Chico pet shop on Ontario Street in Montreal.

In 2002, a second boutique was opened in Verdun, it was then necessary to wait until 2008 to see the brand really take off, in a few years, Chico became one of the largest chain in the industry in Quebec with more than 80 franchises.

In 2022, Chico enthusiastically joined the Pet Valu family, which is developing a multi-banner business concept that offers Chico and its head office all the latitude and operational support necessary to ensure the development of the brand in Quebec.

The experience gained over the years allows us today to offer a business model of neighborhood pet shops, welcoming animal experts able to offer a consulting service adapted to the needs of the different animals of the clientele.


Why choose to invest in a Chico franchise?

✔ Brand recognized and appreciated by Quebecers;

Competitive investment in marketing (Contribution of 1.75% of the group’s sales which is given in national advertising);

✔ Franchisee support (Day-to-Day Operations, Accounting, HR, Technology, Marketing, Distribution Center, etc.);

✔ Discount program negotiated with suppliers to offer better margins;

✔ Project delivered turnkey with constant support from the head office.

✔ Low franchise acquisition cost and royalty fees (4%);

✔ Financing provided by partner financial institutions;

✔ Web platform for continuous staff training and access to a Diploma Training in Sales-Consulting (DEP) recognized by the Ministry of Education;

✔ Group insurance offers and pre-negotiated benefits for your employees (optional);

✔ Brands exclusive to Chico franchisees (Performatrin, Zoo&Co., Chico Gourmet, Health Diet and Fresh4Life).


What’s next?

1- Download and consult the document “Becoming a franchisee is not stupid!” (French)
2- Contact Marc Pharand by email ([email protected]) to discuss your project.