What Makes a Dog Grooming Franchise Worth Investing In?

Wag N Wash Storefront in Lakeville, Minnesota

Opening a pet franchise may have started as a daydream to get you through the 2 p.m. slump at work. Now, you may be seriously considering it. Not only is owning a dog grooming franchise possible but there are also a lot of compelling benefits. Hear from both a Franchisor and Franchise Owner on why the pet industry is your ideal investment.  

Three reasons to open a pet franchise today 

1. Passion and mission

When it comes to choosing a franchise, it’s a good idea to start with what you’re passionate about. There’s a good chance you’ll find a franchise related to it.  

If “pets” come to mind, then keep reading. One of the greatest benefits of a dog wash franchise is the opportunity to work with pets and pet lovers. Like anything, being passionate and motivated about something helps improve your chances of success. 

Image of Caitlin Greene, A Wag N Wash, Dog Grooming Franchise, and Pet Supplies Plus franchise owner

Caitlin Greene, a Wag N’ Wash and Pet Supplies Plus Franchise Owner, shares her take on what makes a good candidate: “A great Franchise Owner is somebody who loves pets … That’s not something that you can teach someone. If you’ve got the passion, the rest you can learn along the way.”  

If working with pets isn’t enough, the impact of a pet franchise goes far beyond the products and services they offer. Wag N’ Wash Franchise Owners share the same mission — to enhance the bond between pets and their people by supporting a healthy lifestyle. If that’s something you get excited about, then you’re already on a good track. 

2. Profit and savings 

Of course, nobody goes into business just for a good feeling. Thankfully, there’s plenty of profit to be made in the pet industry.  

“It’s a very internet-proof business,” says Caitlin. “Pets aren’t going anywhere. It’s a very durable industry to be in. For those considering purchasing a Wag N’ Wash franchise, I think it’s a great move.” 

Wag N’ Wash offers an impressive $1.4M Average Unit Volume (AUV).* Coupled with a 4% royalty fee, one of the lowest in the industry, and you’ve got the foundation for a profitable business. Plus, save on a reduced franchise fee when you sign by September 30, 2023.** 

Reduced Franchise Fee through 9/30/23** graphic

Altogether, a dog grooming franchise isn’t just a passion project. Caitlin shares her experience, saying, “I’ve been able to give back in the community in ways I never thought I could before and make a pretty good living at it.” While your profit will depend on many factors, a pet franchise could be your opportunity to develop wealth and independence.  

3. Partnership and support  

Because Wag N’ Wash was recently purchased by Pet Supplies Plus, they can offer an unparalleled level of support to their Franchise Owners.  

Photo of Chris Rowland, CEO of both Wag N Wash, Dog Grooming Franchise, and Pet Supplies Plus, smiling and holding a bird and a dog

Chris Rowland, CEO of both brands, says, “Being under the Pet Supplies Plus umbrella company allows Wag N’ Wash to unlock a new level of purchasing power, funding for expansion and strategic placement in territories that may not make sense for a Pet Supplies Plus.”  

Backed by the #1 pet franchise, you can access all the benefits of a big franchise while still enjoying the small-town feel and hands-on operations of Wag N’ Wash.  

Caitlin offers her perspective, saying, They’re going to help you out. So just trust the plan and get out there and talk to those neighbors. With all the support that we receive from Pet Supplies Plus, it really frees us up to get out into the store.”  

Ready to get started? 

Take your dream of owning a pet franchise from an afternoon pick-me-up to a real business. Not only will it give you the chance to pursue a passion and impact your community, but you can expect all the support you’ll need to succeed in a thriving industry.  

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*This information can be found in Item 19 of the 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document issued by WNW Franchising, LLC.  The data reflects the calendar year beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2022, and shows the data for 10 reporting stores which were open and operating 12 months as of December 31, 2022. 60% of reporting stores achieved or surpassed this figure. The discounted initial franchise fee applies only to franchise agreements executed on or before September 30, 2023; no other discounts apply. A new franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance.  

**The discounted initial franchise fee applies only to franchise agreements executed on or before September 30, 2023; no other discounts apply. A new franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance.