April 09, 2009 // Franchising.com // Dana Point, Calif. – Aussie Pet Mobile, the nation's largest mobile pet grooming service, has been named the top franchise in the pet services category of the 2009 Franchise Business Review list of 50 top-rated U.S. franchise systems.
"It is an honor to be chosen among an impressive list of franchise companies," said Rick Arevalo, president and CEO of Aussie Pet Mobile. "This recognition is a testament to our talented franchisees and our commitment to growing with entrepreneurs who want to carry on the Aussie Pet Mobile tradition of delivering the best in pet grooming services at a great price, with unmatched convenience."
The Franchise Business Review surveys more than 400 leading franchise systems in the U.S. up to five times, maintaining the largest database of franchisee satisfaction data in the world that also doubles as a valuable benchmarking tool for franchisors and the media.
"For someone considering investing in a franchise, no single factor is more important than franchisee satisfaction," said Eric Stites, president and CEO of Franchise Business Review. "The level of current franchisee satisfaction with any franchise is a primary leading indicator of future success."
Aussie Pet Mobile has cornered the mobile pet grooming niche in the $43 billion dollar pet industry with its commitment to quality care, convenience and attention to pets of all shapes and sizes. With more than 100 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, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom and Canada.
"Aussie Pet Mobile has become a trusted household name across the nation," added Arevalo. "We offer an opportunity for investors to join a brand that holds an excellent reputation among pet owners as well as in the industry."
Showing no signs of a slow down, Aussie Pet Mobile has doubled its U.S. presence since 2004 while experiencing four consecutive years of 20 percent systemwide sales increases.
Interested franchise investors need a minimum of $100,000 to $119,000 in capital for a single unit investment. Multi-unit investors need $154,000 to $172,000 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 boating more than 100 franchisees in more than 500 domestic territories and nine international countries including Japan, Ireland, 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.