July 12, 2017 // Franchising.com // DENVER – Wag N' Wash Food & Bakery, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs that prides itself on having created a community for pet enthusiasts to come and be pet people, is coming to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The 4,800 square foot store, located at 9138 North Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills, is slated to open in September and will be the first of 8-10 that Wag N’ Wash hopes to open throughout the DFW Metroplex over the next several years.
“At Wag N’ Wash, we understand that your cats and dogs are more than just pets, they are cherished members of the family,” said Carol Tanner, a retired nurse who will own and operate the North Richland Hills store with her husband, Carl, a retired combat veteran who spent 26 years in the United States Navy. “We’re excited and proud to provide local pet owners with a store where they can wash ’em, feed ’em and spoil ’em, all in one cool place!”
Founded in 1999, Wag N’ Wash offers a community for pet enthusiasts to come, find quality goods and services for their pet companions, and simply be pet people. Among the store’s offerings are various brands of all-natural pet foods for dogs and cats, high-end supplements, collars and leads, toys, supplies and unique goods. In addition, Wag N’ Wash’s do-it-yourself dog wash facility is designed to put convenience and fun into the “chore” of washing your dog. And of course, no trip to Wag N’ Wash would be complete without visiting the store’s in-house bakery, rare in the pet store market, which offers treats such as Liver Bites, Pumpkin Ravioli, Poochie Sushi and a variety of pies, cakes and muffins using human grade ingredients.
Expert nutritional staff is always available to help customers make the best nutritional choices; and all the while, furry friends are mingling throughout the store.
Each Wag N’ Wash store also actively supports local non-profits who share the company’s mission of enhancing the quality of life for companion pets and their guardians. In 2016 alone, Wag N’ Wash stores donated over $100,000 worth of gourmet biscuits, all-natural pet food, free washes, free merchandise and monetary donations back to their communities. In addition, Wag N’ Wash works with local rescue groups and has single-handedly been responsible for the adoption of more than 2,100 cats and dogs through its adoption fairs.
While the Tanners are quick to acknowledge other pet-centric stores in the area, they believe Wag N’ Wash has a unique combination of offerings not found in the area.
“There are a lot of other great pet food stores in the area,” Carl said. “They do a fantastic job, they’re very well educated, have a great staff, but they don’t have the self-wash, or they don’t have the bakery, or they don’t have the full service grooming. What sets us apart is we’re an all-in-one.”
The average investment to own and operate a Wag N’ Wash 3,500-4,200 square foot store is approximately $638,329. This includes the franchise fee of $40,000, build-out costs, training expenses, the first three months of rent, furniture, signage, computer equipment, inventory and supplies, initial advertising and grand opening costs. Three- and five-unit agreements are also available to select and qualifying candidates.
Today, there are 13 Wag N’ Wash locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.
Founded in 1999 and franchising since 2006, Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery is a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs that has created a community for pet enthusiasts to come and be pet people. With a mission to recognize, promote, and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other, Wag N’ Wash provides the full experience – fresh dog treats baking in the oven, natural food, high-end supplements, full service grooming and self-wash facilities and cool toys. Today, there are 13 Wag N’ Wash locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. For more information, visit www.franchise.wagnwash.com.
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