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Tom Dang Partners with Pet Store Franchise Wag N’ Wash!

Tom Dang Partners with Pet Store Franchise Wag N’ Wash!

As an animal lover and guardian of both a pug and Somali cat, Tom Dang always had a dream to pursue owning his own business in the pet industry at some point in his life. Once he found out about Wag N’ Wash and the different facets of our pet store franchise, Tom knew he wanted to explore the path towards becoming a Franchise Owner.

Although a majority of his career was built around his job working mainly in software development, Tom always planned on entering the pet industry business once he reached retirement. While looking for different opportunities in the pet store franchise space, it was actually his sister, an avid fan of the Seattle location of Wag N’ Wash, who let Tom know about our pet store franchise and the opportunities that come with becoming a Franchise Owner. Intrigued by the business model and brand, Tom scheduled a meeting with the Wag N’ Wash corporate team to gain deeper insight into Wag N’ Wash’s operations and missions. Lucky enough, he found that his mentality regarding business and working with companion animals fit exactly with the mentality of the team.

Tom expresses that, “If you love and care about what you do, you can have a successful business.”

Seeing Tom’s strong business owner mentality and acumen tie together with his passion for providing companion pets the highest quality of life demonstrated his ability to connect on a deep personal level with other like-minded Wag N’ Wash guests. Tom saw that the goals and passions he was trying to fulfill through his career could be found through becoming a Franchise Owner with Wag N’ Wash, thus leading him to take the next step in acquiring the role as an owner.

As the local owner and operator, Tom plans to be in charge of overseeing the daily business operations and immersing himself in the community through various fundraisers and adoption events. As a resident of Dallas, he plans on opening his Wag N’ Wash location in the Northeast Dallas area. The forthcoming location is expected to open in early 2020.

When considering his location and the community’s perception with pets, Tom knew that Dallas was the perfect location to enrich his community with the services of our pet store franchise. “Dallas is known for being one of the top dog-friendliest cities making it the perfect place for Wag N’ Wash, so my eagerness to open the store continues to grow every day,” Tom said. “I am excited to soon live out my entrepreneurial dream and introducing Dallas to the neatest pet store out there—somewhere to wash ‘em, feed ‘em, spoil ‘em and love ‘em.”

Rob Flanagan, President of Wag N’ Wash, also pitched in a few words to express how Tom makes for a perfect fit as a Franchise Owner with Wag N’ Wash. “As we continue to grow across the U.S., we’re thrilled to partner with individuals like Tom who has shown that he is committed to the health and happiness of companion animals,” Rob stated. “Tom is not only an animal lover, but a hard worker, and we’re confident his efforts with Wag N’ Wash will be warmly received in Dallas. We are looking forward to supporting Tom throughout his journey.” 

Currently, nearly twenty Wag N’Wash locations have opened across the country, and Wag N’ Wash is now focused on growing the brand in new markets with qualified franchisees who have the ambition and skillset to succeed with the company.

The average investment to own and operate a Wag N’ Wash 3,500-4,200 square foot store is approximately $638,420. This includes the initial franchise fee of $45,000, build-out costs, training expenses, the first three months of rent, furniture, signage, computer equipment, inventory and supplies, initial advertising and grand opening costs. Two- and three-unit agreements are also available to select and qualified candidates.


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Pet Franchise Wag N’ Wash Awarded Small Business Award!

Pet Franchise Wag N’ Wash Awarded Small Business Award!

Our team at Wag N’ Wash loves seeing the constant success of our Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owners. Today, we highlight Franchise Owner Bill Wolfe as he receives an award from the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce for our pet franchise.

On Friday September 13th, The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce in the State of Washington hosted their 13th annual awards luncheon to honor the large and small business individuals in the Queen Anne community. These awards specifically spotlight the contributions of these individuals to “bettering the community and support of the chamber.” For this year, the Chamber of Commerce introduced a new award category that “specifically recognizes young professionals who embrace the chamber’s initiative to get involved with the organization and individuals in Queen Anne to boost professional development.” Awards were very diverse, ranging from the Large Business Award to the Community Service Award. 

Accepting the Small Business Award for 2019 was our very own Bill Wolfe. Bill opened his Wag N’ Wash in 2017, alongside his partner, Andrew Held. Located in Queen Anne, a neighborhood just North of Downtown Seattle, Bill’s Wag N’ Wash has found it self extremely involved in its community and local events. Bill emphasizes how the entire Queen Anne community has been incredibly supportive in their new launch, stating that he “so appreciated the friendly welcome they received in the community.” Bill and Andrew were longtime customers of Wag N’ Wash before opening their own location in Queen Anne, when they lived in Arizona. Both coming from pet households, Bill had cats, birds, dogs, and spent several summers in northern Arizona fishing with the family Labrador Retriever, Honeybee, while Andrew grew up in rural Ohio with horses, dogs, cats, and raising 4-H lambs. Their current dogs Sophie, Sammie and pup Koa assist the two co-owners in greeting the daily Wag N’ Wash customers while also testing the bakery’s treat for quality control.

Upon moving to Seattle four years ago, the two decided it was the perfect location and opportunity to bring the many services of our pet franchise to their local community. Previously knowing the close relationship each Wag N’ Wash holds with their respective communities, Bill and Andrew were excited to use Wag N’ Wash as an opportunity to better connect with friends and neighbors on a daily basis at the store and a chance to support the humane society and other rescues in their important work. 

Since opening their Wag N’ Wash location, Bill and Andrew have made sure to get involved in the various events that occur in Queen Anne. In the annual Queen Anne Days Festival, their Wag N’ Wash location is the title sponsor for the “Kids ‘N’ K-9 Parade“. Alongside their main role in sponsoring this parade, Bill and Andrew also sponsor various other events in the Queen Anne area, such as the “Grand Tree Lighting and Holiday Magic”, which is a holiday event that promotes shopping local and visiting with friends and neighbors, and concludes with the lighting of the community Christmas tree. Bill and Andrew exemplify the mission of Wag N’ Wash, in that our pet franchise not only offers pet food and grooming services, but we also work very closely with our local communities. 

Congrats to Bill and Andrew for their incredible work with our pet franchise, and being a change maker in the Queen Anne community!


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