Pet Store Franchise

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The Industry

Nearly 85 million families in the United States have pets, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA.) That is nearly 68% of all American households. There are nearly 90 million dogs owned countrywide and over 90 million cats, and those numbers continue to rise. Pet ownership has increased every year over the past two decades and this trend has no end in sight. With a strong market and tons of opportunity in the pet industry, you may be asking yourself, “Is starting a pet store franchise right for me?” If you have dreamt of owning your own business and have a love of animals, then starting a pet store franchise may just be the next big step in your career!

Wag N' Wash offers many pet store franchise opportunities.

Why Own A
Wag N' Wash Pet Franchise?

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Wag N' Wash gives pet owners a highly-personalized, "one-stop-shop" experience they'd never be able to replicate with a big-box pet store or an online retailer.

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Our convenient, all-in-one pet retail center combines expert product knowledge and guidance with genuine love and concern for all the pets we meet.

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A lower investment compared with other pet franchises means greater potential for strong returns. (In 2020, our average gross sales were $1,519,199*!)

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Our Pet Franchise Owners enjoy a high customer retention rate thanks to our well-informed, personable staff and fun, customized experience that just can't be replicated online.

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Unlike other pet-related franchise concepts, Wag N' Wash has availability nationwide, including "hot" markets like Texas, Washington, and Oregon.

Pet's Are Trending

Pet ownership is trending, and more households own a pet now than ever before. Not only is pet ownership on the rise, but we are not afraid to pamper our furry family members. This trend has been on the rise as more and more Americans hold off on marriage and starting families until later in life. While this trend may seem unrelated, research shows that millennials are treating pet ownership as a trial run for parenthood and are more likely than average to own a pet. With the number of pets growing each year and pet expenditure sales on the rise, it comes as no surprise that the pet franchise industry is booming.

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By The Numbers

The numbers don’t lie, there is huge opportunity in the pet store franchise market. In 2016, pet owners spent $66.75 billion on their pets according to the APPA, and sales in the pet industry continue to rise. Sales in the pet industry are expected to reach $96 billion by 2020, according to Packaged Facts, a leading market research firm.

The pet industry is booming and Wag N Wash Owners are experiencing this first hand. The unit economics of our stores speak for themselves. On average, a Wag N Wash location generates $1,519,199* in annual gross revenue.

Our pets are another member of the family, and regardless of economics we love to spoil them! While no industry is entirely recession-proof, we have found that an astounding 92% of pet owners spent the same or more on their pets during the most recent recession. We love our pets and we spend big on them no matter the economy.

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Why Choose Wag N' Wash

Not only is Wag N’ Wash a highly profitable franchise, it is a business were you get to have fun, spend your day with amazing lovable animals, and feel great about the real difference your business makes in your local community.

Wag N’ Wash was ranked both in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for 2018 and Franchise Gator Top 100 of 2018. Both of these awards are highly competitive, looking at the strength and sustainability of the franchise among other factors.

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Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for 2018 considers many of the key components of a successful franchise including:

  • Investment costs and fees
  • Size and growth
  • Support
  • Brand strength
  • Financial strength and stability
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While Franchise Gator Top 100 for 2018 focuses on the quality of the franchise system over time, looking at:

  • Stability
  • Growth
  • Transparency
  • Engagement
  • Continuity
  • Sustainability

At Wag N Wash, we have a vision for the future, we stay on top of current market trends, and lead the pet franchise industry. Just listen to what co-founders Jef Strauss and Dan Remus see in the market now: “The growth of natural pet food sales is an amazing trend to watch as the quality and variety of products offered expands and evolves,” At Wag N’ Wash, we recognize the importance of staying current on these trends. Wag N’ Wash had vision when it opened its doors back in 1999 and continued vision and focus on market trends has been key to maintaining our status as an industry leader.

Wag N’ Wash is so much more than just a great franchise on paper! At Wag N’ Wash, we recognize that a family pet is so much more than a dog or a cat, it is a cherished member of the family. We provide pet owners with a one stop experience where they can wash ’em, feed ’em and spoil ’em, all in one cool place! As a Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owner, you will get to blend your work day with the enjoyment of being surrounded by lovable, cuddly companions, and their owners.

With a growing market, a top rated franchise system, and an amazing work environment there has never been a better opportunity for an animal-loving entrepreneur. If you are ready to build a successful business that provides an amazing place for pet owners in your community to spoil their furry family members then starting a pet shop franchise with Wag N Wash is the right choice for you. Fill out the form below to find out more.

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