Aussie Pet Mobile

At a Glance

Products & Services: Mobile pet grooming

Number of Locations: 207

Total Investment: $135K - $175K

Founded: 1996

Began Franchising: 1996

About Aussie Pet Mobile

As its name suggests, Aussie Pet Mobile was founded in Australia in 1996. The company moved its global headquarters to the U.S. in 1999 and it now has franchises throughout North America, as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Greece and Cyprus. Franchisees offer dog and cat grooming services, including washing and drying, nail trimming and brushing, inside specially-designed vans that come to customers' homes.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 192 12 3 0
2013 196 7 2 0
2012 200 7 10 0
2011 235 6 28 0
2010 235 2 26 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $135,000 - $175,000
Franchise Fee: $60,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8-4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $200,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 70% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. In-field training for groomers, 2 weeks; ongoing training for advanced grooming
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: National partnerships, social media

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #194 (2012), #343 (2011), #333 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #46 (2012), #95 (2010),
America's Top Global: #152 (2012),

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