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Initial investment
$428K - $1.1M
Units as of 2023
25 Increase 38.9% over 3 years

As special friends and family members, cats and dogs may be irreplaceable who deserve the best treatment every day. Wag N’ Wash is a store where pets can be cherished every day by feeding, washing, and spoiling them just how they like it.

Founded in 1999, Wag N’ Wash began with the mission to enhance the bonds between pets and their guardians through a healthy lifestyle. The store wishes to operate as a home away from home by offering the best pet hygiene services, nutritious diets, toys, and food.

Customers may be hooked to Wag N’ Wash because of its convenience and all-in-one experience that goes beyond their expectations.

Why You May Want To Start a Wag N’ Wash N Franchise

Wag N’ Wash is designed around the belief that cats and dogs are not just pets, but cherished family members. The brand’s services are designed to ensure that the needs of both two-legged and four-legged companions are catered for on each visit.

To run a Wag N’ Wash franchise, potential franchisees need to have more than a passing interest in pets. Having skills in management, experience in the service industry, community orientation, and attention to detail can be highly beneficial.

Opening a Wag N’ Wash could offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand. A new player might struggle to thrive in an already crowded industry where opening a Wag N’ Wash franchise can result in initial name recognition.

What Might Make a Wag N’ Wash Franchise a Good Choice?

Wag N’ Wash believes it has developed a wide range of capabilities that makes it a great place for owners and pets. Between its do-it-yourself dog wash facilities, professional full grooming experience, and gourmet pet deli and bakery, there may be a solution for every need at a Wag N’ Wash location.

As a franchisee, you should expect to accommodate customers depending on their needs. From providing mess-free ways of cleaning pets to offering expert advice and meal recommendations, you can be the expert that customers need for quality pet care.

To be part of the Wag N’ Wash team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open a Wag N’ Wash Franchise

Wag N’ Wash tries to streamline the franchise process, eliminating barriers facing franchisees in their business journeys. Corporate will teach you how to use equipment, conduct grooming, and stick to the company’s business model.

As you decide if opening a Wag N’ Wash franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Wag N’ Wash franchise would do well in your community. After completing the initial steps of applying for a Wag N’ Wash franchise, you should compile a set of questions as you move forward with an initial phone call and attend a company discovery day.

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Company Overview

About Wag N' Wash

Industry Pets
Related Categories Pet Stores, Pet Grooming
Founded 1999
Parent Company Franchise Group Inc.
Leadership Christopher Rowland, CEO/President
Corporate Address 17197 N. Laurel Park Dr., #402
Livonia, MI 48152
Social Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2006 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ 870
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 25 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Wag N' Wash franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
Initial Investment Information Circle
$428,170 - $1,144,900
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Wag N' Wash has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 80-160 hrs
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 3-10
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022