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Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Wag n’ Wash as a Top Franchise


January 23, 2018

Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery, a full-line specialty retail and grooming center for cats and dogs, has claimed the No. 465 spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th annual Franchise 500 list. This marks Wag N’ Wash’s second consecutive year on the prestigious list.

Recognized as the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, the 39th annual Franchise 500 recognized Wag N’ Wash for its exceptional performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. More than 1,000 companies were vetted by Entrepreneur’s editorial team for the 2018 ranking.

“We are incredibly proud to be ranked by Entrepreneur as one of America’s top franchise opportunities,” Wag N’ Wash co-founder Dan Remus said. “This recognition is a true testament to the dedication of our franchisees and corporate team. As we persevere in our mission to recognize, promote and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other, there is no doubt that our brand will continue to expand its footprint and reach new heights. 2017 was an exciting year and we look forward to the continued growth of our franchise system in 2018 and beyond.”

Founded in 1999, Wag N’ Wash offers a community for pet enthusiasts to go, 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 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.

Today, there are 16 Wag N’ Wash locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, Kentucky and Washington.

The average investment to own and operate a Wag N’ Wash 3,500-4,200 square foot store is approximately $638,420. 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.

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