July 16, 2010 // Franchising.com // VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Aussie Pet Mobile, the world's largest mobile pet grooming service, today announced it has signed two franchise agreements to open new locations in Calgary, Alberta and Victoria, British Columbia that will bring affordable and convenient pet grooming services to pet owners throughout each region.
The announcement comes as Aussie Pet Mobile plans to have more than 40 mobile pet grooming units across British Columbia and Alberta by the end of 2012. Overall, during the next five years, Aussie Pet Mobile projects to have more than 300 units operating throughout Canada.
"It is an exciting time to be a part of the Aussie Pet Mobile franchise system and we look forward to increasing our presence throughout regions of Canada to meet the demand for high quality, mobile pet grooming services," said Richard Avis, president and CEO of Aussie Pet Mobile, Canada. "Aussie Pet Mobile offers a great opportunity for potential investors to capitalize on the billion dollar pet industry while providing a service that keeps pets healthy, clean and cute."
A scaleable business requiring no commitment to real estate or retail shop leases, the Aussie Pet Mobile franchise fee starts at $29,000 and requires a minimum of $73,000 in capital for a single unit operation. A multi-unit option is also available for franchise investors interested in purchasing several vans within their exclusive territory, which is defined by postal codes, as each existing van grows towards its monthly "capacity."
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.
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.