September 01, 2017 // Franchising.com // DENVER - Wag N' Wash Food & Bakery, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs accelerates its local expansion aspirations in Minnesota.
With one store already open and operating in Eagan, and a second slated to open early next year in the West Saint Paul area, the specialty pet retailer hopes to have as many as 10 stores in the Twin Cities over the next several years.
“Wag N’ Wash understands the importance of quality pet food and grooming services for your furry friend,” said Jon Wagner, a former Certified Public Accountant who will own and operate the West Saint Paul store with his wife, Natalie. “We look forward to providing ease and convenience by being a one-stop-shop where pet owners 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, 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, and a variety of pies, cakes and muffins using human grade ingredients.
Expert nutritional staff is always available to help customers make the best food and treat choices; and all the while, furry friends are mingling throughout the store. Each store builds its own unique community for pets and pet enthusiasts.
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.
“The Twin Cities - with its countless lakes, rivers, green spaces galore and plenty of natural escapes right within the city limits - is a paradise of sorts for man and woman’s best friends, said Wag N’ Wash co-founder Dan Remus. “We anxiously look forward to expanding our local footprint even further, and continuing to improve the lives of companion animals and helping them transition to a much healthier lifestyle.”
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 14 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, supplements, full service grooming and self-wash facilities and cool toys. Today, there are 14 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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