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Wag N’ Wash Welcomes VP of Marketing Kristen Wellen!

Wag N’ Wash Welcomes VP of Marketing Kristen Wellen!

We are extremely excited to welcome Kristen Wellen to the Wag N’ Wash family as our newest Vice President of Marketing! With years of extensive experience and leadership roles in marketing and the franchise industry, we are eager to add another strong leader to our pet shop franchise team.

As a franchise industry veteran, Wellen began her professional career in franchise marketing thirteen years ago, and has continued this career path ever since. Before joining Wag N’ Wash, Wellen developed her marketing expertise at WellBiz Brands, Inc,, where she was responsible in shaping brand messaging and growing the marketing efforts of the entire franchise network as the Senior Director of Brand Marketing. Alongside WellBiz Brands, Wellen also held marketing roles with franchisors of established companies such as PostNet and The Little Gym. Through these various experiences in the franchising space, Wellen possesses the vast knowledge and skill to help brands, such as Wag N’ Wash, elevate their unique brand messaging to reflect into franchise growth.

“As we continue our efforts to grow the brand nationally, Kristen couldn’t have joined the Wag N’ Wash team at a better time,” said Rob Flanagan, president of Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming. “Her wide-ranging franchise industry experience combined with her love for the brand, makes her a significant addition to our leadership team. She will play an important role in strengthening our franchise system in turn helping us reinforce the brand’s reputation as a leader in the natural pet food and grooming industry.”

For Wag N’ Wash specifically, Wellen already holds a vision of how she wants to help our pet shop franchise expand our family. By boosting national branding and franchise development messaging, Wellen aims to strengthen Wag N’ Wash’s national visibility while tying everything back to our sole mission: enhancing the quality of life for companion pets and their guardians!

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Before joining our leadership team, Wellen actually enjoyed our large selection of services as a regular customer at our Castle Rock location in Colorado. As a past customer with experience of our grooming services, self-service wash options, healthy pet foods, in-store bakery, and multiple pet supplies, Wellen knows first-hand our goal and vision at Wag N’ Wash is to provide our customers with the services to best treat your pets. Our vision — improving the lives of our companions — is what Wellen claims spoke to her on a personal level. Believing strongly in being able to align with the vision and mission of a business, Wellen found no problem in connecting with Wag N’ Wash given her long-time and loyal relationship with our products and services.

“I am a strong believer the best companies you can work for are brands that you love and are a customer of,” Wellen claims. “Wag N’ Wash has a dedicated team, and I’m thrilled to be joining them in leading efforts to scale the company through branding and franchise marketing.”

With Wellen’s support and leadership, we are thrilled and ready to explore several new initiatives to help improve the Wag N’ Wash experience for our customers, franchise owners, and team members. We are launching a new consumer website, a learning management system to assist in on-boarding our new franchise owners and train team members. We also are exploring ways to improve our point of sale system this year to increase flexibility and convenience for both our customers and store owners!

We, at Wag N’ Wash, are inspired by Wellen’s experience and vision for the future of our pet shop franchise family, and cannot wait to see what new changes and growth comes from her new leadership!

 


 

To read more about Kristen Wellen and access the original article, click here! If you are looking for pet business opportunities within the pet shop franchise space, Wag N’ Wash could be the perfect fit for you! With nineteen stores in eight states today, we are continuously looking for cat and dog lovers who want to join our Wag N’ Wash family as franchise owners as the pet industry keeps growing at a rapid pace. This could be the perfect opportunity to build your own success business, alongside our other success Wag N’ Wash owners. If owning your own pet shop franchise sounds like your dream job, or you simply want to learn more about what we do at Wag N’ Wash, click here!

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Why People are Loving Wag N’ Wash’s Natural Pet Food Line

Why People are Loving Wag N’ Wash’s Natural Pet Food Line

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As more and more people are becoming interested in health food trends, more natural, health-oriented restaurants and food options are popping up everywhere. As health food continues to gain popularity, many people are now also looking for healthier options for their pets. Pet care has grown to an astounding $69 billion industry, as many people in the USA want the absolute best for their furry friends. And, as everyone knows, cats can be very picky eaters. This is why pet care franchise, Wag N’ Wash, has developed a healthy, all-natural pet food line, perfect for picky felines! This line has taken off in terms of popularity! Many people are starting to recognize the benefits of this healthy food, and are demanding limited-ingredient food options with high-quality products. Lorin Grow, owner of Furry Face in Redlands, Calif., says,

“As more and more cats develop medical issues that can absolutely be eliminated or controlled by a better, high-quality diet, cat parents are looking for life-changing improvements without the use of drugs and/or chemicals. All illness, and all wellness, begins with food.”

This is a theory that Wag N’ Wash has always employed, and as a leading pet care franchise, pet health is of the utmost importance to us. The raw food category for cats and dogs is only growing, as can be seen in Wag N’ Wash’s sales. Rob Flanagan, CEO of Wag N’ Wash, says,

“I really see a big movement in both cat and dog food towards raw. I think it’s a niche that’s only going to grow.”

Wag N’ Wash provides not only high-quality pet food, but multiple other services such as toys, shampoos, and grooming! All of our products are perfect for pet owners who want a natural, high-quality product for their pets!

To read the original article on petproductnews.com, click here!

To learn more about owning a pet food franchise with Wag N’ Wash, click here!

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Franchise Times Gives Kudos to our Next-Level Field Support!

Franchise Times Gives Kudos to our Next-Level Field Support!

One of the ways that Wag ‘N Wash stands out from other pet store franchise opportunities is its dedication to field support. In fact, our commitment to making sure each Franchise Owner gets the help they need from our unparalleled support team is one of the key factors to our pet franchise model’s success. Wag N’ Wash was recognized in a recent article featured in Franchise Times about the importance of a strong field support team. We know how overwhelming it can be to run a business, and we pledge to be with our Franchise Owners every step of the way, long after your location’s grand opening.

The Franchise Times article spotlighted the excellent communication between Wag N’ Wash field reps and Franchise Owners in each of our 14 pet franchise units, and how our weekly phone calls, monthly meetings, and four site visits per year all contribute to making each Franchise Owner feel heard, understood, and supported in an ongoing manner. Additionally, we were recognized for our positive communication style and the emphasis we place on making sure each Franchise Owner views our field reps as peers rather than supervisors. After all, when you own a Wag N’ Wash pet store franchise, you’re in business for yourself, first and foremost! We provide our Franchise Owners with the tools, advice, and guidance they may need to be successful in their market, but always make it clear that you are your own boss!

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Our frequent check-ins are just the beginning of how Wag N’ Wash field reps are here to support our Franchise Owners. Our unique business model starts and ends with mutual respect- it is essential that we maintain an understanding of your franchise location as an individual unit, and then give you the tools you need to run your Wag N’ Wash pet store franchise in the best way to meet your target audience’s needs. We recognize that no two Wag N’ Wash franchise locations are going to be identical, and we go out of our way to avoid “cookie-cutter syndrome.” You’re an individual with your own personal style of business management, and the people in your neighborhood are just as beautifully unique. Attempting to make each Wag N’ Wash pet store franchise a carbon copy of another is like comparing apples with oranges- it just doesn’t make sense! We are always here to offer guidance when you need it, but are always mindful about providing that support in a way that fits your individual needs.

The Franchise Times write-up also mentioned something we do at Wag N’ Wash to ensure that our Franchise Owners get the most out of their relationship with their designated field rep. We make it a point to assign a rep whose personality and style mesh well with your own. To us, this is an even more important consideration than geographical proximity, as we want to make sure that you will both be getting the most out of your partnership and creating a lasting bond.

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We are honored to have Franchise Times profile Wag N’ Wash for what we consider to be the biggest, most important differences between our pet store franchise and other pet business opportunities that don’t offer the same level of support for their Franchise Owners. We understand that a great deal of field support, positive communication, and quality working relationships are fundamental to the success of each independent Wag N’ Wash pet store franchise location, and we are committed to providing those valuable tools regardless of where you are in the lifecycle of your business. By serving as your business partner as you navigate the ins and outs of entrepreneurship, we are giving you the upper hand against the local competition, and setting you up to achieve more with each passing year.

Are you looking for pet business opportunities that go beyond your expectation of a typical pet store franchise? Wag N’ Wash just may be the right fit for you! We’re expanding across the country as the pet industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. We are seeking like-minded Franchise Owners who love cats and dogs as much as we do, and want to make a rewarding career out of making sure pets get the very best out of life! If you’ve been thinking that owning a pet store or dog grooming franchise sounds like your dream job, we want to talk to you- click here to be directed to our Wag N’ Wash franchise page, or complete the contact form below to take your first step in the pre-qualification process.

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How Wag N Wash Stands Out from Other Pet Care Franchises

How Wag N Wash Stands Out from Other Pet Care Franchises

How Does Wag N’ Wash Differ From Other Pet Shop Franchises?

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Different Kind of Pet Franchise

Wag N’ Wash is a different kind of franchise. We have surrounded ourselves with devoted individuals who not only enjoy making a great living, but also are determined to improve the lives of their companion pets and those around them. Wag N’ Wash isn’t only proven to be successful for pet shop franchise owners, but for their communities as well.

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Franchise Brand Loyalty

Through a relentless approach to outstanding customer service Wag N’ Wash has become one of the most trusted names in pet retail among the communities in which we operate. According to market research from Rosetta, brands that enjoy brand loyalty such as Wag N’ Wash typically see their customers purchase 90% more often, spend 60% more per transaction, and are 5 times more likely to indicate they will only purchase from that brand in the future.

After decades of building relationships with industry suppliers and manufacturers, these relationships now provide Franchise Owners with Grade-A pricing to which independent owners do not have access, and allow us to pass these savings along to our customers.

Team members that staff our locations are professionally and diligently trained in all products that we sell so that every customer can be provided expert answers to their questions. Along with decades of experience in the industry, our expertise gives us a competitive advantage.

We’ve got Multiple revenue streams

We’re not an average dog grooming franchise. Unlike most independent pet stores that just sell food, Wag N’ Wash combines retail goods with self-service wash stations, full service grooming, and an in-house bakery to fulfill all of our customers needs under one roof.

We have unique products and services that are proprietary to our brand, and we only offer the highest quality pet foods and products. Our pet shop franchise has yet to see competition that replicates our boutique feel with quality products for a reasonable price.

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Those We Love

The Wag N’ Wash pet shop franchise was founded on the premise of spending more time with those we love, not only people, but the animals that have become family. We know that without support from our community, our pet store franchise would never be what it is today. An integral piece of our business model is giving back to the community, and is a core value we look for in our Franchise Owners.

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Wag N’ Wash Celebrates 20 Years!

Wag N’ Wash Celebrates 20 Years!

It’s incredible what dogs are capable of inspiring! For example, Jef Strauss and Dan Remus created Wag N’ Wash together because of the love that they had for their Dalmatian, Geni. Both Jef and Dan felt guilty that they were working jobs that continually kept them away from the aging Geni for over 12 hours a day. So, like many entrepreneurs, they decided to take matters into their own hands and in 1999, Jef and Dan officially opened their first Wag N’ Wash location in Colorado Springs, Colorado! They haven’t looked back since!

“We opened our first location back in 1999 because Jef and I wanted to spend more time with our aging Dalmatian Geni. We never expected to have nearly 20 stores open throughout the country and almost one million people wash their dogs at one of our stores,” said Dan Remus, co-founder of Wag N’ Wash. “What we are most proud of is the ability for each of our Wag Shops to engrain itself within the communities they are a part of. We get to know our guests and their companions personally, and we love their companions as much as they do.”

Celebrating 20 Years of Success (140 in Dog Years)

 

 

 

 

 

It’s crazy to think, though, that Wag N’ Wash was almost finished before it could even get started! From a financial standpoint, Jef and Dan couldn’t get the bank to provide them with the loan that they needed. Due to this, they decided to take out a second mortgage on their home, crossed their fingers, and worked really hard. What the bank didn’t understand (or realize), was just how quickly the Pet Industry was growing. In 1999, the Pet Industry was valued at $17 billion. Today? That figure is closer to $70 BILLION (and still growing)! A big reason for this growing figure is actually something that Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owners are able to take advantage of:

“We see Wag N’ Wash as a generational business. Already the children of some of our firsts guests and now becoming customers! Looking ahead at where we want Wag N’ Wash to be another 20 years from now, we will continue striving to improve the lives of companion animals from coast to coast,” added Jef Strauss, co-founder of Wag N’ Wash. “Listening to our guests and team members at each of our locations is going to be key in evolving the pet retail and services we offer. No one knows what pet companions need better than their guardians and our dedicated pet-loving staff.”

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Interested in opening your own Wag N’ Wash Franchise Location? CLICK HERE to be taken to our franchising site where you will be able to find information and learn about what it would take for you to bring a Wag N’ Wash to your community!

 

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Here is How You Can Start Your Own Dog Grooming Franchise with Wag N’ Wash

Here is How You Can Start Your Own Dog Grooming Franchise with Wag N’ Wash

Incredible Demand

Over the last few decades, our pet franchise has learned that there is incredible demand for high quality and healthy pet foods and products, and the demand is only growing. We have set a goal to ensure that all major markets are provided with these supplies as quickly as possible while maintaining strategic growth. We strongly believe that to replicate the success we’ve experienced at Wag N’ Wash we need partners who deeply care about their business, are passionate about companion pets, are serious about providing exceptional customer service and have the ability to execute our business model flawlessly.

MEET A FRANCHISE OWNER

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Bill Wolfe

Store Location:Seattle, WA
Previous Occupation: Technology Sales, Residential Real Estate & Hotel Operations

“The combination of services along with the retail products was a big differentiator. There are other all natural food businesses, but none that combined self-wash with retail foods and dog grooming at the franchise. We liked the one-stop-shop pet concept.”

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Rich & Steve Strauss

Store Location: Phoenix, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ
Previous Occupation: Music and Entertainment

Steve relocated to Arizona to study music at Arizona State University in the mid-1980’s. In addition to playing music, he founded an entertainment and event booking company. Steve has been a professional musician for over 20 years. Steve convinced his brother Rich to join him in a “brotherhood of business.” Rich grew up in Colorado and graduated from Emerson College in Boston. Rich has been a working musician, actor and voice talent. He also has run his own boutique.

Wag N’ Wash Advantage

Whether you’re a new or experienced franchise owner, there’s no need to worry, Wag N’ Wash is here for you. If you’re looking to join a dog grooming franchise we have created an effective business model to which you’ll be privy once you’re awarded a franchise. You’ll receive assistance with finding real estate, training, advertising and marketing, inventory and supplies so you can immediately get your pet franchise off the ground.

From transition to support, Wag N’ Wash is prepared to help you through the entire process of buying and opening your own Dog Grooming Franchise. First, we’ll begin with a conversation to ensure we’re a great fit for each other. We’ll review and ask questions concerning our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). We’ll be sure to communicate the roles and responsibilities that belong to a franchise owner and how much it will cost to build and what profits you can potentially expect.

We’ve established many resources for you and your staff to help lighten your load, and are dedicated to helping you through your Wag N’ Wash ownership. We’ve done our best to make it simple to buy in and simple to succeed. Our pet franchise has seen a huge increase in revenues and rapid expansion over the last several years. This combination, and our decades of learning through experience in the industry make our expertise a competitive advantage.

A GREAT PARTNER

You’ll succeed in being awarded a franchise, and become a successful business owner if you are

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A Pet Enthusiast

You’re passionate about animals and serving as owner-operators to provide the best experience for companion pets and their human guardians.

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Outgoing & Hard Working

You’re willing to put a face to the brand and become part of your community. You’re willing to think out-of-the-box, and put in the hours to create a successful business.

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A Motivational Leader

You’re involved in the community and are always trying to give back. You’re detail-oriented, allowing you to thrive under our business model.

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Business Savvy

You’re experienced, knowledgeable, and willing to work collaboratively while still working individually to promote their store and their growth.

A Trusted Name

At the Wag N’ Wash pet franchise we’ve experienced unprecedented success and have learned that if we want to continue to be successful we need to surround ourselves with successful people. We’ve sought out individuals who are devoted to making a great living while helping to improve the lives of others and assist in becoming the trusted name in pet retail in all of the communities in which we operate. If that sounds like you then we want you to consider joining the Wag N’ Wash family.

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