Woofie’s Looks Back on “Pawesome” Year
All-inclusive pet-care franchise experienced strong development in 2019
December 23, 2019 // Franchising.com // ASHBURN, Va. - As the pet industry continues to experience explosive growth, with nearly 187 million pets occupying the homes of more than three-quarters of U.S. households – Woofie’s, a new franchise in the $75 billion professional pet care industry paralleled that growth as they expanded in their home market and brought new programs and services to the area.
Here’s a look at what Woofie’s accomplished in 2019:
- Woofie’s signed and opened its first three franchises in South Riding/Aldie, Leesburg, and Reston/Herndon.
- The brand launched Pet Tech, pet CPR and First-Aid classes for the public.
- Woofie’s partnered with the Paragon School of Grooming to open Woofie’s Academy
- The brand served over 7,000 pet “clients.”
- Woofie’s won Northern Virginia Magazine Reader’s Poll 2019 – Best Groomer, Best Mobile Pet Services, Best Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers, Loudoun Times-Mirror’s- Best Pet Services Company 2019, Washingtonian Best of Washington 2019 - Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers & Mobile Grooming.
“We are thrilled with the strides we made in 2019,” said co-founder and co-owner Amy Reed. “After opening three mobile pet spas, Woofie’s Academy and launching our Pet Tech classes, we’ve established Woofie’s as a one-stop-shop for all pet care needs. We are proud of the progress we’ve made and know this is only the beginning.”
Looking ahead to 2020, Woofie’s plans to open five new franchise locations and are eying markets in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Founded in 2004, Woofie’s offers personalized pet sitting and dog-walking services which include consultations with a member of the management team, in-home overnight care and Bed & Biscuit overnight care. Their mobile pet spa provides one-on-one, cage-free grooming services such as: breed-specific haircuts, nail trims, hydrosurge baths and specialized de-matting and de-shedding treatments. The customization of products and services for each pet and the focus on the customer experience further set Woofie’s services apart from others in the industry.
To augment its growth, Woofie’s is actively seeking franchise partners who are passionate about dogs and are looking to be hands-on with the business. Including a franchise fee of $38,500, the initial investment necessary to open a single location ranges between $118,992 and $190,786. Each Woofie’s franchise will employ a team of pet sitters, dog walkers, mobile groomers and back-office administrators.
Founded in 2004 and franchising since 2018, Woofie’s is a new franchise in the professional pet care services industry that is the first to offer the combined services of pet sitting, dog walking and mobile pet spa services. They are further set apart by their completely customizable services and their focus on customer service. Today, there are four locations open and operating in Ashburn, Reston/Herndon, Leesburg, and South Riding/Aldie. For more information, visit www.woofies.com.
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