On February 9, pet care franchise Wag N’ Wash hosted the adoption event “Paws for Love” at the store location in Monument, Colorado. Dogs from all over Colorado (and their owners) came to the event to raise money to help rescue dogs find loving homes. Wag N’ Wash put on fun activities for dogs and kids, one of the most notable being the “doggie kissing booth” where you could pay to smooch the Fox 21 News Weather Dog Chester.
“These events show the public what happens when caring folks get together to support these creatures,” General Manager Alex Culbertson said.
Wag N’ Wash also supplied doggie treats, grooming services, toys, and Valentines Day cookies! This event is just one example of how being a Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owner allows you to give back to your communities and help out the animal population as well. Last year alone, Wag N’ Wash stores donated over $30,000 in toys, donations, food, and free grooming. These values are important to our company, and help to foster positive relationships between our Franchise Owners and their communities.
“Wag N’ Wash, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs, has a mission to recognize, promote and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other,” said Public Relations Associate Katie Gibbons.
Franchise Gator has ranked pet franchise Wag N’ Wash at number 97 in its top 100 franchises of 2019! Franchise Gator chooses its top franchises based on a variety of factors, such as financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability. Here are some of the specific reasons as to why Wag N’ Wash chosen out of hundreds of other franchise candidates!
1. Multiple Revenue Streams – Wag N’ Wash offers Franchise Owners four different revenue streams, including nutritious and natural pet food, retail items such as shampoo and accessories, grooming services, and self-service dog washing.
2. Selective Approach – The two most popular types of pets are dogs and cats, which is why we have chosen to focus exclusively on these two types of animals! This allows us to perfectly cater our services and train our employees to know all the specifics!
3. Fun on the Job – When owning a Wag N’ Wash, Franchise Owners are able to work with pets all day! Loving your job is important to us, which is why our slogan is “Love what you do, do what you love.”
With the growth of online sales, people often think that retail stores can’t compete with the giants. Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery knows that it is the service aspect of the business and multiple revenue centers that provide a competitive edge. As you evaluate franchises, consider the services offered.
Wag N’ Wash stores have four profit centers: a self-service dog wash, full-service grooming, retail area and in-store bakery. Each store has a bright, clean self-service wash area with a variety of shampoo and conditioner options based on the needs of the individual companion pet. Stores also have grooming rooms that provide full-service grooms to every breed seven days a week. To satisfy consumers needs for convenience and to promote one-stop shopping, all stores carry a wide selection of natural pet foods, treats, supplements, collars, leads, harnesses, toys, beds and outdoor gear. One of the most unique assets of a Wag N’ Wash store is the bakery. The aroma of custom birthday cakes and freshly baked biscuits engulfs shoppers as they wash dogs, drop off companion pets for grooming or grab food.
At Wag N’ Wash we love your companion pet as much as you do. These services, which cannot be replicated online, offer Wag N’ Wash shoppers the opportunity to let our pet experts help them love and spoil their companions with high-quality products and services. Plus, adoption fairs with local rescues, low cost vaccination clinics and educational seminars help Wag N’ Wash stores connect with their communities.
The number of families with pets in the U.S. has grown to almost 85 million, generating an incredible and growing demand for healthy and high-quality pet foods and products. There are not only more pets who need to be fed, walked, entertained, groomed and boarded, but more pet guardians to spend money on their furry companions.
Year after year, the specialty pet grooming and retailer franchise continues to soar to new heights. In fact, the brand placed at number 361 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500® list – considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking – climbing more than 100 spots since its 2018 ranking.
Wag N’ Wash franchisees are able to turn their love for their companion pets into careers.Learn how you can become a part of the growing Wag N’ Wash family.
“Wag N Wash was supporting and they actually partnered WITH me. I felt like they were more of a partner than just a franchisor wanting me to get the store open.” – Michael Schreiber – Franchise Owner
“The ongoing support that we’ve received from Wag N Wash and from Corporate has been…”
“A Big Draw.
“It’s been invaluable having them there.”
“I feel that I can pick up the phone and call my Franchise Services manager and get an answer to something I need right away.”
These are just a couple of quotes that are taken directly from this video. Watch and listen as many of our Franchise Owners talk about what they love about owning their own Wag N Wash, how well they’re doing (financially speaking), the strength of our support team, and more.
WHO MAKES AN IDEAL FRANCHISE OWNER
A PET ENTHUSIAST –
Passionate about animals and serving as an
owner-operator to provide the best experience
for companion pets and their human guardians.
POSITIVE, OUTGOING, & HARD-WORKING –
Willing to put a face to the brand and become a
part of your community. You’re willing to think
out-of-the-box, and put in the hours to build a
A MOTIVATIONAL LEADER –
Involved in the community and are always trying to
give back and you’re detail oriented, allowing you
to thrive under our business model.
BUSINESS SAVVY –
Experienced, knowledgeable and willing to work
collaboratively while also working individually to
promote your store locally and the brand nationally.
“People love their animals, love their pets, no matter what they are and it’s just so cool to see that.” – Julie Carros – Franchise Owner
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It’s no secret that becoming a Franchise Owner for an up-and-coming franchise company can present a few problems.
One factor that many people don’t consider is the financing aspect of the business. Both Franchisors and Franchise Owners need to carefully consider their options when looking for banks to support them when investing in a business.
Many brands can barely keep their heads above water when there is a lack of capital, which leads to them to being forced to sign under-qualified candidates to help with funding the organization’s growth. This can be problematic as it can hurt the success of the franchise organization, and even cause locations to close.
Here is How We Stand Apart:
Wag N’ Wash has been a successful pet store franchise since our inception in 1999. With twenty years of experience under our belt and 19 locations open, we have the knowledge to effectively strategize and invest our time and money wisely.
We do this by investing in our vision of this business and putting most of the profits back into the company. A lot of this reinvestment has gone into improving HR and support for Franchise Owners. This is what the Wag N Wash president had to say about the philosophy:
“There are no huge salaries at the top end,” says Flanagan, who joined Wag N’ Wash as president in 2017. “We actually try to drive it so there’s not a lot of profit at the end of the year because we’re reinvesting it in the company.” – Rob Flanagan
About Wag N’ Wash Pet Store Franchises
We have proven this philosophy over the past two decades with our franchise expansion and various accolades, including Retailer of the Year for Concept and Innovation, beingranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2017 & 2018 Franchise 500 List, and many more!
Consumers love our healthy, natural pet products, our focus on excellent service, and the convenience we offer by being a one-stop shop.
Our pet store franchise appeals to prospective Franchise Owners by offering four revenue streams, industry partnerships, strong unit economics, and the fun job of working with pets! Our Franchise Owners find owning a Wag N Wash to be fun, rewarding, and lucrative.
You can claim your part of the 70 billion dollar pet industry by becoming a Wag N Wash Pet Franchise Owner today! CLICK HERE for more details on franchising with Wag N’ Wash! CLICK HERE to read the full article