December 22, 2009 // Franchising.com // Vancouver, BC. – With North American pet owners spending an estimated $50 billion on pets this year alone, Aussie Pet Mobile, the world's largest mobile pet grooming service, has announced expansion into Canada. The growth plan extends the brand's footprint in North America beyond its 300-plus units primarily in the United States, providing proven franchise opportunities for investors seeking to enter the steady and resilient industry.
Based on the success of its current U.S. and overseas operations, Aussie Pet Mobile's growth plans call for 37 new mobile pet grooming units to be in operation in Canada by the end of 2010. Overall, company plans include opening more than 300 franchises throughout Canada, projecting to corner the mobile pet grooming niche with its commitment to quality care, convenience and attention to pets of all shapes and sizes, keeping pets 'clean 'n' cute'.
"As pet spending continues to soar throughout North America, the potential for success as an Aussie Pet Mobile franchise owner has never been better," said Richard Avis, President and CEO of Aussie Pet Mobile of Canada. "Aussie's strong brand recognition in a market that presents little competition offers tremendous opportunities for Canadian business owners who want to capitalize on the recession-resistant industry."
The convenient mobile pet grooming service offers one-on-one attention in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere not typically found in store front grooming locations. The Aussie Pet Mobile, a custom designed Mercedes Benz van fully self contained with air conditioning, heat, electricity, and water, relies on no outside electrical or water hookups, making the unique service easy for apartment or condo residents as well as homeowners. The van's ramp and spacious interior help pets maneuver easily and enhance the groomers' ability to ensure all of the pets' needs are met. Aussie Pet Mobile is also an avid user of eco friendly products, which turns the grey water into an environmentally friendly composition, easily dispersed through natural resources versus a sewer or septic tank.
Aussie Pet Mobile's certified and trained groomers pamper pets with an exclusive 15-step spa treatment that includes a professional customized shampoo utilizing the patented custom built and trademarked hydro bath, massage, towel and blow dry, brushing, and nail clipping, just to name a few treats.
"With family obligations and extracurricular activities, it can be hard for pet owners to balance their work and life activities," added Avis. "Aussie Pet Mobile offers a convenience to the consumer while meeting the demand for mobile pet grooming services."
A scaleable business requiring no commitment to real estate or retail shop leases, franchise investors would require between $100,000 to $119,000 in capital for a single unit franchise operation, with multi-unit operators needing between $154,000 to $172,000. Multi-unit franchise investors can commit to purchasing several vans within their exclusive territory, which is defined by postal codes, as each existing van grows towards its monthly "capacity."
Founded in Australia in 1996, Aussie Pet Mobile is the world's largest mobile pet grooming business servicing more than 500 exclusive territories in the U.S. and nine overseas countries including Japan, Ireland, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, the United Kingdom, and Canada. In 2009, Aussie Pet Mobile was voted the World's #1 Pet Service by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Aussie Pet Mobile's certified and trained groomers pamper pets with personal, one-on-one attention in the comfort of their own surroundings. This ensures the pet is not spending the day 'caged' in a stressful store environment and affords the owner the luxury of not having to make repeat trips from their house to the grooming salon for drop off and collection.