October 27, 2008 // Franchising.com // Dana Point, Calif. – The days of anxiety ridden pets, doggy drool and nail scratches on leather car interiors are long gone as Aussie Pet Mobile, the nation's largest mobile pet grooming service, rolls into neighborhoods across the country. Pampering pets with its signature 15-step spa treatment that includes a massage, brush and cut from head to paw, Aussie Pet Mobile provides each furry friend with personal, one-on-one attention from trained and certified groomers in the comfort of their own surroundings.
Aussie Pet Mobile has cornered the mobile pet grooming niche in the $41 billion dollar pet industry with its commitment to quality care, convenience and attention to pets of all shapes and sizes. With more than 115 franchisees operating throughout 500 U.S. domestic territories, Aussie Pet Mobile continues to expand at a rapid pace. Internationally, the brand is expanding in to Japan , Korea , Ireland , Germany , China , Taiwan , Hong Kong and the United Kingdom , Canada .
"Aussie Pet Mobile has become a trusted household name for mobile pet grooming services across the nation," said Rick Arevalo, president and CEO of Aussie Pet Mobile. "Our high quality services are unsurpassed in the pet industry. We offer an opportunity for investors to break into the billion dollar pet industry with a brand that holds an excellent reputation among pet owners."
Showing no signs of a slow down, during the last year, Aussie Pet Mobile has grown its franchise base by m ore than 100 percent since 2004 while experiencing four consecutive years of 20 percent systemwide sales increases. The brand also strengthened its executive team, naming Arevalo, president and CEO, Maureen Debisaran, chief financial officer, David Louy, executive vice president of franchise sales and Al Fera, senior vice president of operations.
"With a fantastic team of executives guiding growth and innovation, we are confident that Aussie Pet Mobile will continue to be number one in mobile pet grooming services," said Arevalo. "Everyday we strive to be the best in mobile pet grooming services. Our commitment to client satisfaction resonates throughout the system and can be seen through our continued success."
Interested franchise investors need a minimum of $99,000 to $157,000 in capital for a single unit investment. Multi-unit investors need $178,000 to $237,000 for a three mobile unit investment that is brought on in a staggered fashion as each van meets the required revenue mark set by Aussie Pet Mobile. Each mobile pet grooming unit is custom designed with air conditioning, heat, electricity, and water, and relies on no outside electrical or water hookups. The van's spacious interior helps pets maneuver easily and enhances the groomer's ability to ensure all of the pet's needs are met.
Founded in Australia in 1996 by Ian Moses and Vivienne McIntosh, the couple sold the rights to the brand and moved its headquarters to Dana Point, California in 1999. Today, Aussie Pet Mobile is the nation's largest mobile pet grooming service boasting 115 franchisees in more than 500 domestic territories and nine international countries including Japan , Ireland , Germany , China , Taiwan , Hong Kong , Korea and the United Kingdom , Canada . Aussie Pet Mobile's certified and trained groomers pamper pets with personal, one-on-one attention in the comfort of their own surroundings. The grooming process includes an exclusive 15-step spa treatment with a professional customized shampoo, massage, blow dry, brushing, and nail clipping just to name a few treats. Extra services are available such as aloe treatments for dry skin, flea and tick control and an excess hair removal process, the FURminator, a tool that reduces shedding up to 80 percent when done regularly. For more information on Aussie Pet Mobile, Inc., please contact 1800 PetMobile or visit www.aussiepetmobile.com.