Wagly, the petcare wellness and happiness company, opened an 18,000 square-foot facility in the Blossom Hill section of San Jose on Thursday, February 23. Wagly offers convenient and fully integrated veterinary and hospital services, boarding, grooming, training, consultation and home services all under one roof, one brand. Wagly opened its first facility in Bellevue, Washington, in 2016 followed by Tustin and Rancho Santa Margarita in Southern California. Wagly aims to serve the pet parent lifestyle segment that is one of the fastest growing demographics helping to drive the ever-growing $67 billion pet care industry.
Pet parents treat their pets as children/family and live an active, pet family lifestyle. Consumed with their pets’ happiness and wellness, pet parents seek a brand they can trust with the expert knowledge that fulfills all of their pet needs from puppy to old age to end of life decisions. Wagly aims to become the trusted advisor for pet parents with services that span the entire pet life cycle and seeks to disrupt the face of pet care through its unique combination of services and seamless holistic care. By combining all services within one brand, one roof, the premise for pet parents is better, more holistic care and more happy pet children.
“The market has been clamoring for fully integrated care that is cost-effective and efficacious. For example, when an older dog is dropped off at daycare, most likely the Wagly vet will already be familiar with his health history and can draw up specialized activities such as agility training and new task learning to challenge the dog mentally,” said Dr. Peter Brown, Wagly chief medical officer. “Conversely, if the pet parent gets a new job or their schedule is radically changed, it can cause stress and depression for the pet. This may also require a brand new care and activity plan to reduce that stress. This approach is vital and similar to the kind of care families take with ‘regular kids.’”
Wagly was founded in December 2015 and is funded by New York-based The Invus Group. To date, Wagly already has close to 300 employees in their locations and as a result of acquired services, which are driving operating revenue at a run rate in eight figures.
The Wagly management team brings heavy experience in veterinary services/progressive care, veterinary medicine, technology, retail and marketing, with extensive experience launching other pet care service brands.