Press release: Scenthound
Scenthound, the nation’s first and only wellness-focused dog care concept, recently announced the signing of its 200th location, marking future entry into Arizona and the brand’s 23rd state overall. The news comes following an extremely successful quarter for the brand, with a 120 percent increase year-over-year in membership when compared to Q3 of 2021 and a 264 percent overall revenue increase. Demonstrating the strong market for dog wellness services, Scenthound has rapidly expanded its future footprint with 32 franchisee signings (138 percent year-over-year pipeline growth) for 82 additional units in 2022. These locations are set to join the existing 32 Scenthound stores currently open across the country, along with the additional nine expected to open before the end of the year.
“Basic hygiene and preventive care are critical to a dog’s overall health and wellbeing. Scenthound fills a clear void and need in the pet wellness market, with membership-based options offering dog parents quick and convenient care and franchisees recurring revenue.” said Tim Vogel, CEO and co-founder of Scenthound. “As the Scenthound family celebrates the agreement for our 200th location, it’s clear that franchise owners see the market potential for development of our unique model, which allows for rapid growth and long-term stability.”
Beyond Arizona, Scenthound has future locations set to open in already existing states such as Florida, Georgia and Texas and future growth in New York. This nationwide expansion is attributable to a proven, scalable business prototype that is quickly disrupting the booming pet industry by increasing access to and educating pet owners about the long-term health benefits of routine care. Scenthound has pioneered a tech-driven approach to dog care with its S.C.E.N.T. Check — a wellness assessment, performed at every dog’s visit, in the five core areas that all dogs need care: Skin, Coat, Ears, Nails and Teeth.
Vogel added, “We’re proud to be at the forefront of the pet wellness sector, continuing to innovate and elevate our service offerings to welcome more dog parents into our membership and attract new franchise partners. Scenthound provides potential franchise owners the opportunity to be on a winning team.”
Current demand and projected pet spending is strong, with an estimated 78 percent of pet owners having acquired a pet during the pandemic according to a 2022 Forbes Advisor Survey and American Pet Products Association (APPA) reporting that more than 69 million households across America are in ownership of a dog. In fact, APPA shared that an estimated $123.6 billion was spent on pets in the United States last year, and Grand View Research, Inc. projects that the global pet care market will reach a $236.16 billion worth by 2030, with North America expected to be a leading contributor.