New Year, New You – At least that’s the resolution that many of us make at the start of a new year.
These resolutions also hold true for our furry friends! And with the brand new Wag N’ Wash opening in Westport Village, Louisville, by Paige Franklin, you can make sure that your cats and dogs are able to join in on your New Year’s Resolution!
Franchise Gator named Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery #4 in the Top 100 Emerging Brands list and #48 in the Fastest Growing Brands in their Top Emerging Franchise list for 2018 today. The rankings are determined based on information provided in Franchise Disclosure Documents.
Are you ready to do what you love? Wag N’ Wash offers an opportunity that empowers you to build your business and lifestyle on shaking the paws of your customers. We provide dogs, cats and their humans with an unforgettable experience in a place that cares deeply about their individual needs.
You’re likely at a crossroads in your career–just like our Founders, Dan and Jef were back in 1999. They decided to make a complete shift from successful, but grueling, corporate retail and real estate positions. Their founding principle was to build a business that afforded them a comfortable lifestyle but included their aging Dalmatian, Geni. It’s why we’re a different kind of franchise. We’re business owners who are devoted to making a great living while enjoying the lives of our companion pets, and improving the lives of others.
USA Weekly Interview with President Rob Flanagan – USA Weekly interviewed Wag N’ Wash President Rob Flanagan for its January 20 edition. The article was part of a series on business advice that individuals would share with younger versions of themselves.
From the interview:
What does your company do?
Wag N’ Wash® Natural Food & Bakery is a franchise company with 18 locations around the United States. We understand that your cats and dogs are more than just pets, they are cherished members of the family. Our franchisees operate retail centers where you can wash ’em, feed ’em and spoil ’em, all in one cool place! We offer high-quality food, toys, bedding, and supplements, a bakery that makes human-grade freshly baked treats, a self-service wash with our own line of proprietary shampoos, and a professional grooming service.
What is your role? What do you enjoy most about your role?
Rob Flanagan – President. I am living the dream! Every day is a game of chess, a game where I have to constantly think three moves ahead. I love the strategic aspects of the position, but most importantly I interact with inspiring personalities and help guide a mission that I am passionate about. I am blessed to be part of a team that sees a meaningful purpose and, through a little grit and teamwork, we manifest a new reality for our guests and franchisees. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?
What are the biggest challenges in your business right now?
I think anyone in the retail sector sees e-commerce as a challenge. Businesses must always make it a top priority to stay up-to-date with the changes in technology while simultaneously tending to the core mission of the business. At Wag N’ Wash we don’t underestimate the effect online shopping has on brick and mortar locations. Instead, we have embraced this opportunity to marry technology with the actual customer experience in the store and emphasis that each of our locations is locally owned and operated. As we work to perfect our online presence we remain a fun, exciting place to bring your pet companion.
Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery was honored as one of five national pet business franchises with a spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500 list.
With a mission to recognize, promote, and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other, Wag N’ Wash landed in spot 465 on the list.
More than 1,000 companies competed for slots in the top 500. Pet Product News reports that numerous factors are considered including financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. Other rating factors include a number of years in business, length of time franchising, start-up costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing.
With a mission to recognize, promote, and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other, Wag N’ Wash provides fresh-baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, full-service grooming and self-wash facilities, and toys. Today, there are 14 Wag N’ Wash locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.