Zoom Room(R) Inks Franchise Deals to Bring Agility Training Centers, Canine Social Clubs to Denver, CO; Charlotte, NC and Claremont, CA

Fast-Growing Pet Franchise Further Expands Reach Across U.S.

May 11, 2011 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles, CA – The Zoom Room®, the world's first dog agility training franchise and the only brick-and-mortar dog training franchise in America, announced today it has signed three separate franchise agreements that will bring new locations to Denver, CO; Charlotte, NC and Claremont, CA.

The Zoom Room® focuses on the bond between the owner and their dog by offering an array of classes and activities for energetic dog owners in a modern, social atmosphere. The Zoom Room® offers positive dog training in group or private classes, including agility, puppy training, obedience, therapy dog training, dog tricks, scent class, Pup-lates® and Shy Dog training for rescue dogs.

Here are details on the three franchise agreements signed by the company:

  • Kathy Thorpe, a life-long dog lover and successful marketing expert, will open the second Zoom Room® in the state of Colorado. Her Denver location will debut in early fall of 2011.
  • Dog owners in the Charlotte, NC area will be able to enjoy the athletic and social atmosphere of the Zoom Room® with the opening of a location in late summer 2011.
  • Angela Sousa, who has worked in the business world for the past 16 years, will bring the fourth Zoom Room® to California. Her business in Claremont is expected to open in August 2011.

"We are thrilled to fill the much-needed demand in all of these states with a business where dog owners can bond with their pets and stay fit at the same time," said Mark Van Wye, Chief Operating Officer of the Zoom Room®. "The rapid growth of the franchise means that even more pet owners will soon have access to the top-notch training and solution-oriented retail products we offer."

Unlike most other dog-related businesses, the Zoom Room® requires owners to be present with their dogs at all times – deepening the bond between the dogs and their owners and promoting responsible pet ownership as well as great opportunities for socialization.

In addition to agility training and other specialized classes, the Zoom Room's® Open Gym provides an opportunity for quality exercise time with one's dog, regardless of the weather. Stores also carry a full line of eco-friendly, solution-oriented training gear including raw and organic dog food, all-natural treats and chews, collars, leashes, harnesses, dog toys and puzzles. As a canine event center, the Zoom Room® is uniquely positioned to host a dog birthday party, meet-up group, charity fund-raiser or a Doggy Disco®.

The original Zoom Room® opened in Culver City, CA in 2007 and converted to the first franchised location in 2009. The company-owned flagship location is in Hollywood, CA.

According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, nearly 40 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog. Knowing dog owners are always looking for new activities to enjoy with their pets, dog training expert Jaime Van Wye started the Zoom Room® as an exciting new place that encourages lasting friendships with other like-minded pet owners. As a sporty, eco-friendly and fresh approach to dog ownership and training, the Zoom Room® is a promising new addition to the $48 billion pet industry.

The Zoom Room® franchise requires an initial investment between $99,000 and $178,000 – significantly lower than other brick-and-mortar pet franchises currently on the market.

About Zoom Room®

The Zoom Room® is a dog training center and canine social club specializing in dog agility. Founded in 2007 by expert dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, the Zoom Room® offers dozens of classes teaching dog owners how to train their dogs, in addition to hosting events such as dog birthday parties, breed meet-up groups and fundraising events. For more information, visit www.ZoomRoomOnline.com.

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