First U.S. HydroDog Mobile Dog Grooming Franchise Opening Soon In West Springfield
February 23, 2018 // Franchising.com // West Springfield, Massachusetts - HydroDog, a mobile dog grooming service, will open its first U.S. franchise in Massachusetts in March. The business will operate out of West Springfield.
HydroDog is the brainchild of former professional rugby player Anthony Amos who, at age 21, founded the mobile dog grooming business in his native Australia. HydroDog visits homes, businesses and other locations by appointment in a fiberglass grooming salon in the shape of a blue dog. Within five years, HydroDog grew to hundreds sold across Australia and was the first franchise of its kind to be in all states and territories.
“Our love of dogs and commitment to the rescue community led us to become HydroDog’s first U.S. franchisees,” said Lesley Maple, who co-owns the business with her husband, Jody. “I operate a pet care business and I’ve been a K9 Elite volunteer at Dakin Humane Society for three years, so joining the HydroDog team was an easy decision.”
As a part of their HydroDog preparation, Jody completed an intensive five-week master grooming program at the prestigious Nash Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.
“I clocked in more than 200 hours of training in dog bathing, grooming and care in Kentucky,” he said. “It taught me the best ways to ensure pets get the care and treatment they deserve.”
HydroDog also participates in non-profit events to help save shelter dogs from being euthanized through Bathe to Save, a national tour organized and hosted by Amos, his wife and their three children. Now in its second year, the tour travels throughout the country visiting shelters and rescue organizations, hosting events and fundraisers, bathing dogs and promoting animal adoption. All event proceeds are donated back to animal rescue organizations.
In October 2017, Kristen Clark hosted a Bathe to Save event sponsored by Subaru of New England. Meeting Anthony Amos and his family at the event and others for Dakin Animal Shelter led to Kristen becoming the Master Franchisee for Massachusetts.
To make a dog grooming appointment, call HydroDog at 413-327-7400.