Does Petco or PetSmart Franchise?

Does Petco or PetSmart Franchise?

Here’s how they compare:

PetSmart and Petco are often the first companies that come to mind when people think about pet franchises. However, while both of these pet store brands are nationally recognized, neither company franchises. Both companies privately own all of the individual locations and no entrepreneur can open a Petco franchise or Petsmart franchise. If you have dreams of opening a pet store, there are other, more appealing pet franchises out there. In fact, Petco and PetSmart don’t offer much in product diversity. While more and more pet owners are looking for healthy, natural food options, Petco and PetSmart have fallen behind in the industry with their pet food offerings. Additionally, neither store offers fresh baked goods or fun treats for pets. Wag N’ Wash, on the other hand, is a pet store franchise that has taken the nation by storm with its focus on healthy, natural pet foods.

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“We set our financial goals high, committed ourselves 110% and we achieved our goals in less time than we planned. Our growth was organic and everyday gets easier and easier. We now have two locations and can’t wait to continue to grow our Wag N’ Wash business.”
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– RICH STRAUSS
Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owner
PHOENIX, AZ

Looking to Open a Petco franchise or PetSmart franchise, but disappointed because they don’t offer franchise locations?

PetSmart and Petco are often the first companies that come to mind when people think about pet franchises. However, while both of these pet store brands are nationally recognized, neither company franchises. Both companies privately own all of the individual locations and no entrepreneur can open a Petco franchise or Petsmart franchise. If you have dreams of opening a pet store, there are other, more appealing pet franchises out there. In fact, Petco and PetSmart don’t offer much in product diversity. While more and more pet owners are looking for healthy, natural food options, Petco and PetSmart have fallen behind in the industry with their pet food offerings. Additionally, neither store offers fresh baked goods or fun treats for pets. Wag N’ Wash, on the other hand, is a pet store franchise that has taken the nation by storm with its focus on healthy, natural pet foods.

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Franchise with Wag N Wash, the Best Pet Store Franchise, Instead!

We are currently searching for business savvy, pet loving individuals to join our pet franchise team. We look for individuals who are hard working and great communicators – if you’re able to connect with your community and put your own personality into the Wag N Wash brand, you’ll be a great fit. Organization, creativity, and enthusiasm are additional qualities we look for in our pet store franchise owners. If you think you’ve got what it takes to open a pet store franchise, the Wag N Wash brand can help you on your way to success!
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What is Wag N’ Wash?

We are a pet store franchise that offers quality, natural pet foods, fresh baked dog treats, full service grooming and self-wash stations. Our four streams of revenue – bakery, grooming, self-wash station, and retail – keep our Franchise Owners busy and wealthy. Award-winning for consecutive years since 2016, Wag N Wash has taken the pet franchise industry by storm.
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In addition to our diverse product offering, Wag N Wash stands out as one of the only pet franchises with a robust philanthropy program. In 2018 alone, Wag N Wash pet franchise locations gave back $787,594 to customers.

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2018 Wag N’ Wash Pet Franchises Donations
Wag N Wash Franchise Owners also work hard to support the pet owners and cats and dogs within their communities through adoption programs, donations, and pet care information. Don’t fret about the lack of Petco franchises or PetSmart franchises – contact us today to learn more about Wag N Wash, the award-winning pet business opportunity.

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$287 Billion by 2023

Pet Industry

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$226,050 – $673,850

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$1,600,972

Average Unit Volume

*Refer to 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document Item 19- Table 2

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    “WAG” in the News: The Latest Buzz About our Pet Supplies Franchise!

    “WAG” in the News: The Latest Buzz About our Pet Supplies Franchise!

    While many businesses struggled in 2020, the pet industry thrived. Isolation drew people to seek out companionship — mostly the four-legged, furry variety. Now, looking at the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, some industries are looking to rebuild. The pet services industry, on the other hand, is trying to catch up from a huge increase in pet adoptions last year! 

    Wag N’ Wash didn’t wait to take advantage of 2020’s puppy boom; as a prominent pet supplies franchise, the company was already on pace to maintain its steady growth. But the ambitious, aggressive goals of the brand is what’s really been making headlines.

    Pet Age: Wag N’ Wash Pet Food & Grooming Announces Aggressive Goals 

     

    Pet Age article about our pet supplies franchise

    “The past year has truly emphasized the importance of providing your pets with the best quality care to keep them happy and healthy, just like you would all members of  your family,” President Rob Flanagan said. “With 8 out of 13 locations rising year over year in December, a 50-percent sales increase at our Broomfield store, 35-percent in Lakeville, and our Phoenix location ending the year at million-dollar status — we couldn’t be prouder of the strides the brand is making throughout the country. 

    The brand also announced plans to open 50 franchise locations by 2025. The recent signing of the new Wag N’ Wash location in St. Louis marks the brand’s first foray into the Midwest as the company looks to continue to expand its footprint and fanbase nationwide. 

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    Pet Product News: Wag N’ Wash Eyes a Future Full of Innovation 

     

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    Wag N’ Wash also looks to improve its position in the industry with an improved point of sale system, which allows customers to order products online, and access a personalized digital pet profile. 

    The new digital pet profiles will give customers the ability to access their pet’s health history, and also get recommendations for products that best fit their pets needs. This new technology is part of Wag N’ Wash’s desire to give as many customers as possible easy access to products that will help care for their pets like a true member of the family.  

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    Pet Product News: A Guide to 2020’s Pet Retail Shakeups and Pet Store Openings in 2021 

     

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    In addition to the “puppy boom” of 2020, pet supplies franchise companies are able to set their sights on rapid expansion due to the current commercial real estate market. 

    “We are seeing a softening in the commercial real estate leasing rates,” Flanagan said. “It didn’t slow down as much as people thought when COVID-19 first hit, but it is not accelerating at the pace it was in 2014-2019. There are possible great long-term leases available for the right concept.” 

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    As we all continue to look to even more growth in 2021, Wag N’ Wash is poised to em-BARK on a period of new, exciting growth and continue to help Franchise Owners, customers, and their companion animals live their fullest, happiest lives. 

    Want in on the pet industry boom? Our pet supplies franchise is awarding territories in major markets across the U.S. Why settle for a subpar location in a thriving, pet-friendly community when you can have prime real estate as a Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owner? Turn your passion into profit doing something you love that benefits the pets and pet lovers in your community. It all starts today- visit our franchise website for more details.

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      3 Signs Your City Could Use a Pet Grooming Franchise

      3 Signs Your City Could Use a Pet Grooming Franchise

      Could Your City Use a Pet Grooming Franchise? 3 Ways to Tell

      Quick question- are there any dog lovers in your neighborhood? 

      Of course the answer is YES- in a country where 70% of us own dogs or cats (or both!) and a whopping 94% of dog and cat owners consider their companion animals part of the family, it’s almost a given that you are living in an area that is densely populated with folks who would do just about anything for their fur kids.

      Keeping this in mind, it comes as no surprise that the pet industry is absolutely booming right now, and shows no signs of slowing down in the near future. A proven recession-resilient industry, pet care is one of the hottest sectors for entrepreneurs to base their business upon in 2021. Here are some of the top signs that your community could benefit from a pet grooming franchise like Wag N’ Wash.

      Your neighborhood is teeming with dogs and cats.

      OK, this one is pretty obvious. If you live in an extremely pet-friendly part of town, and have seen other pet care businesses like doggie daycare facilities and veterinary practices popping up all over town, that’s a pretty good indicator that your pet grooming franchise would absolutely clean up in your community. (Pun intended!) More dogs and cats=more people in need of a good grooming service. 

      open a pet grooming franchiseThere’s a shortage of pet grooming franchise businesses in town.

      Did you know that a mind-blowing $103.6 BILLION was spent on pets in 2020? This includes the average of $73 that dog owners spent on grooming services this year. With an estimated 89.7 million dogs in the U.S. as of 2019 (a number that has surely climbed during the surge in pet adoptions this past year), it’s easy to see how owning a pet grooming franchise could add up! 

      If you have noticed that there aren’t many grooming businesses in your immediate area, your instinct to franchise with Wag N’ Wash could be the best decision you’ve ever made!

      Big-box pet stores don’t cut it with your neighbors.

      If you spend a lot of time on your neighborhood’s Facebook or NextDoor groups, you may notice that numerous pet owners in your community aren’t impressed with their local pet retail centers’ grooming services. If you’re getting buzz that the pet parents in town want something a bit more extra than what these cookie-cutter big-box stores have to offer, they’re sure to love the Wag N’ Wash experience!

      A Pet Grooming Franchise…and MORE!

      We’re so much more than a typical pet grooming franchise- we’re a one-stop shop for everything a dog or cat could need- or want! Our curated shopping experience focuses on not just grooming but also high-end, all-natural pet food and retail items, a self-wash for those who’d rather bathe their dogs themselves, and even a bakery filled with treats made in-house from human-grade ingredients! Franchise Owners have multiple streams of revenue in the lucrative, recession-resistant pet care industry, and get to offer their customers something truly special. 

      If you feel like this is the year you finally listen to your heart and open a business, why not look into the Wag N’ Wash opportunity? We support our Owners with everything they need to start and grow their pet grooming franchise, and give them the tools they need to succeed.

      If your community seems to be BEGGING for a pet grooming franchise like Wag N’ Wash, it may be just the right time to set your path to entrepreneurship in motion. Visit our website today to learn more!

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        Bone Appetit: Our Pet Franchise Bakery Makes the News!

        Bone Appetit: Our Pet Franchise Bakery Makes the News!

        We’ve got a lot to WAG about this month- our pet franchise was recently featured on FOX 21’s Living Local, a local lifestyle segment spotlighting some of the hottest trends, fashions, and businesses in the Colorado Springs area.

        One of the most exciting things about our pet franchise that really sets Wag N’ Wash apart from other pet-themed retailers is our delightful gourmet doggie bakery, which features cookies, biscuits, and even special-occasion cakes just for dogs (and the occasional cat!). Our treats are prepared fresh in-house from human-grade ingredients, creating an inviting aroma of freshly-baked goodies from the moment you and your companion animal walk in the door. Wag N’ Wash Field Training Manager Rachel Cloutier was on hand to show viewers an array of gourmet goodies and discuss the importance of sharing special occasions with our favorite companion animals. You can watch the entire segment here.

        pet franchise bakery on FOX 21 TVIn addition to the mouthwatering peanut butter cookies that she listed among the Colorado Springs location’s top-selling bakery items, Rachel showed off some adorable peanut butter tarts that, if not for the bone-shaped decoration on top, could easily be mistaken for a tasty treat for humans to enjoy! 

        Of course, the gourmet bakery at the Wag N’ Wash pet franchise isn’t just for the big occasions- our deli case is stocked with freshly-prepared goodies that customers can pick up as a quick “I love you” present for their favorite pup any day of the week! After all, love is the best occasion of all!

        With 70% of American households owning dogs, cats, or both, and 94% of those people reporting that they consider their companion animals a part of their family, it’s easy to see why Wag N’ Wash customers love being able to celebrate their pets’ special days, from birthdays to “gotcha days,” and just about every holiday in between. (“I’ve done Mother’s Day cakes for my dogs before!” Rachel shares.) 

        pet franchise bakeryWhile there are other, independently-owned gourmet dog bakeries out there, Wag N’ Wash has the unique advantage of operating a bakery as just one of many other services we offer our customers. We are able to provide both our two-legged and four-legged guests with a total experience each time they visit and pride ourselves on being the only place in town where you can WASH ‘EM, FEED ‘EM, SPOIL ‘EM, LOVE ‘EM all in one visit! Customers love the ability to order beautiful, custom-made cakes to fit any color scheme or occasion from our gourmet bakery- and they especially love the convenience of being able to pick up a special treat to commemorate an important day in their pet’s life while also shopping for the everyday essentials- food, supplies, toys, and more- and getting their favorite four-legged friend bathed, all in one trip!

        Rachel’s appearance on Living Local is just the latest of many segments that the FOX affiliate has done with the Colorado Springs Wag N’ Wash location. Franchise Owners can count on our corporate marketing team to help them secure segments like these in order to promote their store, raise awareness for a particular pet-themed cause or issue, advertise for a special event or promotion, or just show viewers at home some pro tips for pet care.  By partnering with our pet franchise, you can concentrate on building your brand through TV and print media placements with the help of our PR firm. This is the kind of publicity and exposure that attracts customers to your business- and, quite frankly, the sort of thing that is difficult for smaller, independently-owned pet care businesses to secure on a regular basis.

        If you’ve been torn between striking out on your own and starting a pet business or investing in a pet franchise like Wag N’ Wash, we invite you to visit our website and learn more about what separates us from the big-box competitors and makes us truly unique.

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          Our Pet Franchise Makes the Franchise Gator 100 List

          Our Pet Franchise Makes the Franchise Gator 100 List

          Pet Franchise Wag N Wash Franchise Gator Top 100 and Top Emerging Awards next to a picture of a dog
          In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve been waggin’ our tails like crazy lately here at Wag N’ Wash.
          Why?
          Because our pet franchise just made the Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises AND Top Emerging Franchises lists for 2021!
          Keep reading to learn more about this award and why it is HUGE for our brand.

          Founded in 2002, Franchise Gator serves as a franchise directory aimed at assisting potential Franchise Owners in finding their perfect franchise, as well as helping Franchisors promote their brands. The annual Franchise Gator Awards Lists are one of the most notable features of the Franchise Gator brand, used as a yearly benchmark to identify some of the top brands in franchising, within a variety of industries. As stated on the Franchise Gator site, “The Top 100 has been designed, with the assistance of The Educated Franchisee, to measure the quality of a franchise system over time. Rankings are mostly based on a formula created from various pieces of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that focus on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity, and sustainability.”

          What do these rankings mean for an up-and-coming pet franchise like Wag N’ Wash?

          Quite a lot actually! Aside from valuable exposure for our brand, these rankings validate all the hard work from our staff and Franchise Owners over the past year. To receive this award during a year as tough as 2020 is a great testament to the strength and perseverance of Wag N’ Wash and is a great way for us to start off 2021!

          Wag N’ Wash has also been named by Franchise Gator as an emerging franchise. This ranking is valuable in the fact that it means our pawprint is growing… meaning greater potential for massive growth within the coming years. With more Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owners than ever and locations popping up in cities across the country, we’re expecting our biggest year yet in 2021!

          But it’s not just our amazing Franchise Owners that landed us a spot on these lists. Our streamlined, proven franchising model sets us apart from the competition and sets up our Franchise Owners for long-term success. If you choose to join our growing franchise, you’re given the opportunity for tremendous growth and profitability. In 2019, our top pet franchise location earned $1,981,1158*, a large turnover for an average investment of $607,200.

          Better yet, as a Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owner, you get to be your own boss and work on your schedule.

          This means taking time off when you need it and spending more time with your family. Gone are the monotonous days of sitting around the office, waiting for the clock to strike five. As a Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owner you work how you want to, when you want to.

          So what’re you waiting for?!

          Leave your boring corporate career behind and find the one you’ve been dreaming of as a Franchise Owner with Wag N’ Wash.

          Visit our franchising website for more information.

           

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            Amy Putzler Brings our Pet Care Franchise to the St. Louis Area!

            Amy Putzler Brings our Pet Care Franchise to the St. Louis Area!

             

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            We’re merely weeks into 2021 and we’ve already been awarding franchises left and right here at Wag N’ Wash. The latest to join our pet care franchise is Amy Putzler, who plans to bring Wag N’ Wash to her hometown of St. Louis, MO! Our marketing team was fortunate enough to sit down with Amy for an exclusive Q & A. 

            What is your personal/professional background?

            I have nearly 20 years of experience in Human Resources. 18 of the 20 years were spent at a regional non-profit. The last five of which were as the Chief Human Resources Officer.

            What are your personal hobbies or interests?

            In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, and baking.

            How did you first learn about Wag N’ Wash?

            I came across Wag N’ Wash online when I was looking for franchise opportunities.

            What was the AHA or Lightbulb moment that made you want to franchise with our pet care franchise?

            Definitely attending the Discovery Day! It was amazing meeting the Founders and everyone whom I had been speaking with in person. I was super excited about the business model and knew that I wanted to move forward.

            What do you think will make you successful?

            I have years of management experience that I think will be beneficial. Also, the simplicity of the Wag N’ Wash model.

            What sets Wag N’ Wash apart, in your eyes, from other pet care franchise opportunities in the Industry?

            I appreciated that the Founders were still actively involved in growing the brand and how much passion they showed for each area of their business.  

            What has been the best part of your experience with Wag N’ Wash corporate team so far?

            They have been very helpful and detailed in each step of the process. They’ve made sure everything has been smooth and are transparent with each aspect of the business model!

            How important are dogs/pets in your daily life?  

            Our dog is the center of the family.  She goes everywhere with us.  Honestly, we would be lost without her.

            What do you look forward to about owning your own Wag N’ Wash franchise?  

            Taking my dog to work with me.  After years of having an office job, I am thrilled I will have the opportunity to do this.

             

            As we move forward into 2021, we’re relying more than ever on our amazing pet care Franchise Owners to give our brand life. We’re super excited to bring Amy on board with us and have no doubt that she will find success in her journey as a Wag N’ Wash owner. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her and her franchise!

            Does Amy’s story sound familiar? We thought so! Leave your desk job behind for a career you can actually enjoy owning a pet care franchise! Visit our franchising site to get started!


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