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Initial investment
$181K - $298K
Units as of 2022
27 575.0% over 3 years

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Scenthound franchise.

Scenthound boasts years of experience in the dog grooming business. Operations started in 2005 when the founders, Jessica and Tim Vogel, opened a mobile grooming business. In 2015, Scenthound became what it is today. Since beginning to franchise in 2018, Scenthound has opened multiple locations throughout the United States.

The "scent" in Scenthound stands for skin, coat, ears, nails, and teeth. These nouns reflect the full grooming service that a Scenthound franchise is expected to offer its customers.

Why You May Want To Start a Scenthound Franchise

A Scenthound franchisee should be a dog lover who is committed to their well-being. Potential franchisees should be motivated leaders who can build a dedicated team and make their center (charmingly referred to as a Scenter!) a focal point for the dog lovers in their community.

Scenthound franchisees are responsible for running a sound business and establishing a solid place in the local community. Franchisees should be friendly and outgoing. Multi-unit franchises are offered with single-unit availability in some areas.

Opening a Scenthound franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

What Might Make a Scenthound Franchise a Good Choice?

Scenthound implements what it believes to be a simple but effective scheme for ensuring customer loyalty. Customers can opt to become members by choosing a membership plan best suited to their budget. The dogs are expected to get to know its groomer to help make both dog and owner feel more comfortable. Scenthound cares about dogs and commits to offering top-quality grooming. Scenthound also concentrates on the dog's general well-being and guides owners on how to keep their pets healthy and fit.

To be part of the Scenthound 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 Scenthound Franchise

You should dig around a little before you apply for a Scenthound franchise. Make sure that there is a market for this service in your area. Dog care may be a successful business, but you might find that there is a lot of competition. While a Scenthound ‘scenter’ does not necessarily occupy a lot of space, you should ensure that it is located conveniently for increased foot traffic.

Scenthound prides itself on the comprehensive support that it offers its franchisees. This support covers all aspects of the business, and the franchisee may always find help when needed, whether it be their first day as a franchisee or their 1,000th.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Scenthound franchising team questions.

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Company Overview

About Scenthound

Industry
Pets
Founded
2015
Parent Company
Scenthound Holdings LLC
Leadership
Tim Vogel, CEO & Cofounder

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2018 (4 years)
# of employees at HQ
22
Where seeking

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

# of Units
27 (as of 2022)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1070 E. Indiantown Rd., #300
Jupiter, FL 33477

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Scenthound 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
$49,900
Initial Investment
$180,950 - $297,950
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
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
Scenthound 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
23.5 hours
Classroom Training
20 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
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
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021