Press release: Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line specialty retail destination under the ownership of the largest independent pet retailer in North America, Pet Supplies Plus, recently announced the refranchising of five Colorado stores. Previously part of the corporate-operated Wag N’ Wash store portfolio, the locations in Castle Rock, Littleton and three in Colorado Springs (Powers, Woodmen and Uintah), are now under the ownership of Finnegan Dexter LLC.
Based in Lakeland, Florida, Finnegan Dexter owns and operates nine Pet Supplies Plus stores throughout the Sunshine State. Key team members of Finnegan Dexter LLC — Ray Vigneault, managing partner, and Caitlin Greene, owner — will work closely with Kim Ko Perez, existing district manager of the five stores, to oversee the day-to-day operations and ensure Wag N’ Wash remains a valued community partner.
“Wag N’ Wash holds such a special place in the lives of its neighbors. Adding the five stores into our portfolio aligns with the value we place on trusting relationships, which we know mean so much to pet owners,” said Greene, who first invested as a Pet Supplies Plus franchisee four years ago. “We saw an opportunity to expand our business through these existing Wag N’ Wash locations and believe that it is a great fit for our team. We really love the Wag N’ Wash concept, specifically how they have successfully tied in both grooming and retail services within their stores. We plan to continue growing nationally with Wag N’ Wash and Pet Supplies Plus, and welcome the idea for further expansion.”
Founded in 2018, Finnegan Dexter LLC is an experienced pet-retail franchisee with nine Pet Supplies Plus locations and one more in development. With the new ownership of five Wag N’ Wash locations, Finnegan Dexter LLC now owns 14, soon 15, locations under the Pet Supplies Plus umbrella.
“We were thrilled to see Caitlin and her team show interest almost immediately in the Wag N’ Wash brand. With extensive experience as Pet Supplies Plus franchisees, Caitlin and team were perfect to take over the operations at the corporate stores,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “We see a great opportunity for existing Pet Supplies Plus franchisees with our acquisition of the Wag N’ Wash brand to diversify with another notable pet retailer and follow in Caitlin’s footsteps.”
Wag N’ Wash is the leading place for pet guardians to 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, toys, 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. For those neighbors looking for extra pampering for their pet, they may opt for a full-service grooming appointment. An added bonus is the variety of specialty treats that are offered. Whether Liver Bites or Peanut Butter Pies, custom cakes or biscuits, Wag N’ Wash offers limited-ingredient, human-grade treats for every palate and every occasion.