Bubbly Paws

Bubbly Paws is a self-service dog wash and full-service dog grooming salon with bright and open stores and a cool modern look.

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Bubbly Paws Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


When we opened our first Bubbly Paws location in 2011, we wanted to create a new idea for the way grooming salons worked and looked. We put in long hours, drank lots of coffee, and designed the ultimate pet grooming destination. Before we knew it our groomers were booked out several weeks and customers were lining up to use our self-service tubs.

In the following years, we opened 3 additional locations in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. Since then we've received messages from people around the country wanting to know how to create a dog wash like ours. A random fact is that we even consulted a dog spa in Toulouse, France! Then in 2020 we decided to franchise and would love to talk with you about taking the next step to Bubbly Paws ownership!

Our Services

We've revolutionized the self-service bath customer experience. We provide everything customers need to make their pup look, smell and feel great! We recently have been testing out our "Scrub Club" which has unlimited baths for a low monthly cost.

The full service bath is designed for dogs that don't need a full groom, but customers want the Bubbly Paws team to do all the work. This is also a very popular option with grooming clients in between grooms.

The Bubbly Paws groomers go the extra mile to make all the dogs look and feel great. We design the stores to provide a low stress grooming setting. We train the groomers to communicate what is best for the dog and what we can accomplish. At pick up, we also provide a report card to help communicate how the dog did.

Here is just a small sample of the tools we provide to our franchisees:

Franchise Training
Business management
Security issues and credit related matters
Business management and profitability planning
Expert industry knowledge
Professional sales and marketing
Extensive sessions on network building
Operational Assistance
High quality, branded products
Networking tactics and communication protocols to help franchisees establish local relationships of trust
Staff and Capacity planning techniques to maximize profitability
Quality control and audit oversight to minimize risk
Technical Assistance
Comprehensive business solutions training and setup to minimize any learning curve
Continuous system level support
Financial System training and support
Advertising & Marketing

This is where we excel! We believe that marketing, is the single most important component of any business, and in today's technology age social proof is the most important kind of marketing. We help franchisees:

Find the right influencers in their marketplace and engage them Stay top-of-mind without being one of "those" companies in customer's feed Have a blast while doing it!

In addition to the knowledge base on how to engage, we bring the tools necessary to execute.

-Marketing Collateral
-Professionally designed, expertly targeted, inventoried online for customization and easy implementation.
-Advertising Fund
-Working with national advertising agencies, we implement national and regional programs that help build our brand, while promoting benefits for local franchises.

Multiple Profit Centers

Of course, full-service grooming is our bread and butter. We maximize profitability, however, by providing:

Branded, proprietary products
A national membership program
The best-negotiated rates for your other retail products
The expertise to keep customers coming back in between groomings with our self-service dog washing.

Company Details

Established: 2011
First Unit Franchised: 2022
Franchised Units: 17 Franchisees 24 - Locations (CA, DE, FL, SC, NC, NJ, OH, TX, NY, UT, WA)

Franchise Units Open: (FL, NC, NY, SC, TX)

Company Owned Units: 5
States Registered In: Temporary hiatus on offering new franchisees.

Support and Training Offered By Bubbly Paws

Financial Assistance Provided: 3rd party avaliable 
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Bubbly Paws manages Social Media (IG) for franchisee
We strongly believe that the best training is hands on, so we focus on in-store training. Though some of our training is classroom (and can quickly be converted to online should the need arise), the majority of our training is split between our flagship store in the Twin Cities and the franchisee's location. We train franchisees in everything they need to be set up for success; our company culture, marketing, grooming, how to find team members, and using our proprietary booking and customer interaction software.

We are dedicated to helping franchisees find and design the perfect store. We do on-site visits of potential locations, and then work with either the franchisee's architect or ours to design the store to meet the Bubbly Paws Standards. Everything from plumbing & HVAC to retail spaces through the grooming and drying areas is designed to maximize the use of the selected real estate.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bubbly Paws Franchise.

What does a Bubbly Paws Franchise Cost?

Bubbly Paws franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $100,000
Total Investment: $197,409 - $370,920
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $44,900
Royalty: Scaled from start: Year 1 = 0%, Year 2 = 3%, Years 3+ = 6%
Ad: 1
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 4
Visa Candidates: Yes
Semi-Passive Ownership: Yes, this business can be ran and managed with 15-20 hours a week once it's up and running. 
Passive Ownership: NO
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes, 10% off of the initial franchise fee(s). 
SBA Approved: YES #S6760

Is Bubbly Paws a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Bubbly Paws is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Bubbly Paws a Home Based franchise?

No. Bubbly Paws is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bubbly Paws Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Bubbly Paws franchisees make. Bubbly Paws offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Bubbly Paws a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Bubbly Paws is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Bubbly Paws Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Bubbly Paws franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Bubbly Paws Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Bubbly Paws franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Bubbly Paws Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bubbly Paws franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bubbly Paws Looking for International franchisees?

No. Bubbly Paws franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Bubbly Paws's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Bubbly Paws Franchises for Sale

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