After opening its first store in Jupiter, Florida, during November 2007, Woof Gang Bakery commemorated its 10th anniversary as the most innovative and customer-oriented pet store chain in the United States. The company, supported by a growing focus on its diversified offering of high-quality services, now has 90 locations in 12 states across the U.S. —and will sell its 100th franchise by the end of this year.
“One thing that anyone should smile about is when a company with no investors or loans grows from nothing to 100 stores in a 10-year period,” said Paul Allen, Woof Gang Bakery president and CEO. “When I look back, I can’t believe we did it with no money. Our stores will gross more than $50 million in the next 12 months, and we expect to reach the number of 300 stores in the next few years.”
Each store will serve the head-to-tail needs of pets with a personal touch, providing nutritious pet food, gourmet baked treats, stylish accessories, plush and tough toys, chews and bones, boutique housewares, and much more. Woof Gang Bakery started grooming August 2010, and this year the company will groom over 400,000 dogs.
Woof Gang Bakery recently announced the launch of its Wellness Centers, where pets enjoy services that range from traditional grooming to massages, yoga and veterinary care. Customers can also take advantage of the new dog-walking service, which, together with the dog day care service already offered at some stores, rounds out the one-stop-shop concept for pet care. The company now operates three types of stores: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming full service stores, Woof Gang Bakery boutique stores and Woof Gang Bakery at Home.