April 11, 2011 // Franchising.com // VANCOUVER – Aussie Pet Mobile, the world's largest mobile pet groomer on wheels, is on the move to Ontario.
The company known for pampering pets in its solar powered Aussie Pet Mobile Mercedes Sprinter Vans, today announced it will expand its operations east, with plans to open more than 25 units in Ontario during the next two years. Spearheading the brand's growth is Richard Avis, president of Aussie Pet Mobile, who during the past 12 months, also substantially increased the brand's 'paw-print' in Vancouver.
"Investors are starting to realize the huge demand for professional mobile pet grooming services in Canada," said Avis. "The Aussie Pet Mobile franchise system is growing rapidly with sophisticated franchise investors wanting to capitalize on the $6 billion pet industry. Our sustainable business model provides all the tools a new owner needs to get started, and we look forward to bringing this opportunity to potential investors in Ontario, as well as our convenient service to local pets and their owners."
Aussie Pet Mobile has experienced robust growth in Canada since announcing the company's initial development plans for Vancouver in early 2010. Later that year, Aussie Pet Mobile announced that it had inked three new multi-unit franchise agreements during a 30-day period, a deal that increased the company's presence to serve more than 1.25 million Canadians and their pets throughout Mid Vancouver Island, Vancouver West, North Vancouver, West Vancouver and the Tri-Cities.
Overall company expansion plans include opening new 100 mobile pet grooming units across Canada during the next five years.
A scalable 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.
"Our franchise owners are finding tremendous value in committing to a larger territory right from the start, allowing them to build the business as their client base grows said Avis. "Aussie Pet Mobile has an option that fits well with many of our potential investors' wants and needs when it comes to owning their own business."
The convenient mobile pet grooming service offers one-on-one attention in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere not typically found in storefront grooming locations. The Aussie Pet Mobile, a custom-designed Mercedes Benz Sprinter 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 groomer's ability to ensure all of the pets' needs are met. Aussie Pet Mobile is also an avid user of eco-friendly products, which turn the grey water into an environmentally friendly composition, easily dispersed through natural resources versus a sewer or septic tank.
"With today's busy lifestyle, the demand for premium quality, convenient mobile pet grooming service is already high and on the rise," added Avis. "Pet owners understand the importance of having their pet regularly groomed to keep them clean and healthy. On the other hand, they all know very well how time consuming the process can be. Aussie Pet Mobile takes away the hassle and adds some extra free time to their day, most importantly it reduces the stress of the pet being in unfamiliar surroundings."
For additional information on Aussie Pet Mobile franchise opportunities, visit: www.aussiepetmobile.ca.
Founded in Australia in 1996, Aussie Pet Mobile is the world's largest mobile pet grooming business servicing more than 700 exclusive territories throughout 12 countries globally which includes Australia, Japan, Cyprus, United States, Greece, Ireland, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada. In 2009, Aussie Pet Mobile was voted the World's #1 Pet Service by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Aussie Pet Mobile's professionally 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. The four legged members of a family are pampered 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.