Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery Reports Record-Breaking 2015, Expects Continued Growth in 2016

March 07, 2016 // Franchising.com // DENVER – Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery, a full-line specialty pet retail and grooming destination for dogs and cats, reported record-breaking success in 2015 and is starting 2016 off with ambitious development plans.

Between a handful of development deals that have already been signed and those they plan to sign in the coming months, Wag N’ Wash expects to open 5-6 new stores across the country by the end of the year. There are currently nine locations open and operating in Colorado, Arizona and Minnesota.

“We had our strongest year since launching the franchise opportunity in 2006 and anxiously look forward to carrying the momentum into 2016 and beyond,” said Jef Strauss, co-founder of Wag N’ Wash. “As we grow our national presence, our primary goals remain to continue supporting our existing franchisees, while concentrating on our more ambitious effort on developing new and existing markets.”

In 2015, the Colorado-based pet franchise debuted outside of its Southwest core, opening a new store in Minnesota, and the development team oversaw the signing of six deals that will develop nine new stores throughout Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington.

Strauss expects all of these stores to open in the next 24 months and attributes the increased interest in the franchise opportunity to the unique experience and concept that Wag N’ Wash provides to dogs, cats and even their humans.

Advertised as somewhere you can “wash ‘em, feed ‘em and spoil ‘em all in one cool place,” Wag N’ Wash offers a community for pet enthusiasts to come, find quality goods and services for their pet companions, and simply be pet people. Among the store’s offerings are various brands of all-natural pet foods for dogs and cats, high-end supplements, grooming and washing facilities, and cool toys. In addition, an in-house bakery, rare in the pet store market, offers treats such as Liver Bites, Pumpkin Ravioli, Poochie Sushi and a variety of pies, cakes and muffins using human grade ingredients.  

“Our focus on strictly natural, healthy food, treats, supplements and other products not only showcases the fastest growing sub-segment of the pet industry, but portrays us as a dog and cat health food store, promoting the ‘healthy lifestyle’ and it’s growing brand appeal,” said Strauss.

The average investment to open a Wag N’ Wash franchise is approximately $400,000. This includes the franchise fee of $40,000, store build-out costs, training expenses, first three months of rent, furniture, signage, computer equipment, inventory and supplies, initial advertising and grand opening costs, three months of living costs and other expenditures. Wag N’ Wash also offers three-unit and five-unit agreements to select and qualifying candidates.

Company plans also call for awarding another 10-12 franchises in 2016.

For more information about the franchise opportunity, visit www.franchise.wagnwash.com.

About Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery

Founded in 1999 and franchising since 2006, Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery is a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs that has created a community for pet enthusiasts to come and be pet people. With a mission to recognize, promote, and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other, Wag N’ Wash provides the full experience – fresh dog treats baking in the oven, natural food, high-end supplements, full service grooming and self-wash facilities and cool toys. Today, there are nine Wag N’ Wash locations throughout Colorado, Arizona and Minnesota. For more information, visit www.franchise.wagnwash.com.

SOURCE Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery


Michael Misetic
Managing Partner
(O) 847.239.8171
(M) 773.680.9023


Social Reach:

Viewer Response:

comments powered by Disqus

Wag 'N Wash »

Founded in 1999 and franchising since 2006, Wag N' Wash Natural Food & Bakery is a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs that has created a community for pet enthusiasts to come and be pet people.


  1. Business Overview
  2. Franchise News

Franchise News Room »

News By Industry »

Hot Opportunities

Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity

Batteries Plus Bulbs
Whether you're an existing multi-unit operator with a non-competing brand...

Kids 'R' Kids Franchise Opportunity

Kids 'R' Kids
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is a pioneer in the early childhood...

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip Franchise Opportunity

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is the only major, national dessert café...

Kitchen Solvers Franchise Opportunity

Kitchen Solvers
As a Kitchen Solvers franchisee you will not need any prior remodeling or...

Taco Bueno Franchise Opportunity

Taco Bueno
At Taco Bueno, we continue to make Tex-Mex the right way. We prepare our...

Earl of Sandwich Franchise Opportunity

Earl of Sandwich
Earl of Sandwich is a café franchise that was founded in 1762 by John...

Nékter Juice Bar Franchise Opportunity

Nékter Juice Bar
Interested in owning a business in a thriving industry where health &...

El Pollo Loco Franchise Opportunity

El Pollo Loco
The secret to El Pollo Loco is great-tasting food. Our menu has a broad...

A Franchise Update Media Group Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2016. All Rights Reserved. Site Hosting Provided By: wishVPS on FUMG3

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)