Julia Rivera//September 28, 2021//
Julia Rivera //September 28, 2021//
Press release: Pet Evolution
While many businesses are halting expansion efforts, a Minnesota-based franchise is taking strides to bring its wellness-focused pet brand across the nation to Arizona. Pet Evolution, locally owned, healthy pet supply store dedicated to providing the highest quality products, shaking up the pet industry. The brand has just signed a development deal to bring 25 new locations ranging from Scottsdale to Tucson, in the next 10 years. This announcement comes at a time where the $100 billion dollar pet industry is projected to reach $275 billion by 2030, according to Morgan Stanley.
With two locations currently open in its home state of Minnesota, the growing franchise is making its first entry into Arizona, recently announcing its franchise opportunity. The expansion efforts will be led by franchising titans Tammi Veater and Aleshia McNamara, who are eyeing metropolitan areas, including Phoenix, Sedona and Scottsdale.
“Pet Evolution is a brand we are really excited to become a part of as we resonate with the standard of pet care they provide,” Veater said. “With my experience in franchising, I’ve seen brands that are more interested in growth than contributing to their prospective communities, but after getting to know Pet Evolution it became very clear that they are a brand with passion.”
Prior to joining Pet Evolution, Veater built her reputation in franchising with over 20 years of experience working with several brands, most recently developing the Chicago Region for Massage ENVY for 47 clinic locations. McNamara brings a background in insurance, owning her own agency along with her husband, Pat, interfacing with over 50 franchise brands for 40 years collectively. With Veater being an Arizona native, the duo is confident in their ability to position their future franchisees to achieve incredible success.
“We were inspired by Pet Evolution’s holistic approach to pet care, with a curated selection of food products,” added McNamara. “The services that Pet Evolution provides keeps dogs healthy and prevents issues down the line. Our community loves their dogs and we cannot wait to take care of them.”
Pet Evolution was founded in 2012 by friends Rian Thiele and Mike Osborn, both having watched their childhood dogs suffer through the itchy paws, chronic ear infections, and multiple vet trips of undiagnosed food allergies.
Pet Evolution began franchising after Peter Carlson, President of Pet Evolution Franchising, LLC, fell in love with the brand, remains a loyal customer to this day. Before joining the team,Carlson turned to Pet Evolution as his standard poodle, Leo, struggled with digestive and allergy issues, following countless tries with other products with no results. After switching to products endorsed by their team, Carlson immediately saw positive results to help his dog live a happier life.
“We’re thrilled to welcome both Tammi and Aleshia and their years of franchise experience to the Pet Evolution team,” stated Carlson. “Their commitment to their franchisee’s success is unparalleled. We can’t wait to see how they guide our future partners towards achieving and exceeding their goals.”
Pet Evolution is actively seeking single, multi-unit and regional development franchise partners. While they encourage those with franchise experience to apply, their approachable system is designed to accommodate first time franchisees as well. Above all else, Pet Evolution is searching for partners that they have a love for animals. Including the franchise fee, the initial investment for a Pet Evolution location ranges between $450,000 to $598,550.