Salty Dawg Pet Salon

In 2018, John and Jenni founded Salty Dawg Pet Salon to "pet differently" by creating a unique culture around pet services. We wanted pet parents to feel good, knowing their pets are having an amazing experience, so we created a space that lets them see everything going on. Our "baby" was born from the Paul Mitchell Schools culture and raised on its technical education: we take licensed hairdressers through an expedited process, teaching them to groom animals. We were able to fast track them, thanks to the schools' technical training in "hard skills" such as scissor cutting, clipper-over-comb technique, and knowledge of hair texture, skin, and nail conditions.

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Salty Dawg Pet Salon

Salty Dawg Pet Salon Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


An Amazing Opportunity

Pet grooming has nearly doubled over the past decade. Rising pet ownership has driven the demand for pet grooming, boarding, training, and walking to an all-time high.

Key External Drivers

The industry has proven to be somewhat immune to economic downturns. Although consumers decreased spending on the majority of their own goods and services during the recession, fewer consumers cut back on pet service expenses.

Changing consumer attitudes toward pets has driven growth. Pet owners now treat their pets like family members. This humanization of pets has led to increased demand for pet services. According to the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographic Sourcebook, more than 60% of pet owners think of their pets as family members.

Industry Lifecycle

The pet grooming industry is in the growing phase of its lifecycle. In 2019, 40% of revenue came from pet owners aged 30 to 49. People in this age group also have the highest percentage of pet ownership and one of the highest annual expenditures for their pets ($495.50).*

*IBISWorld Industry Report 81291: Pet Grooming & Boarding in the US - June 2019

**We have created and maintained a unique solution to biggest crunch in this industry, labor. Contact us to learn more about how we are driving new solutions to fulfill demand!

Company Details

Established: 2018
First Unit Franchised: 2020
Franchised Units: 1
Company Owned Units: 2
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Maryland - MD, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Pennsylvania - PA, Rhode Island - RI, South Carolina - SC, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, Washington - WA, West Virginia - WV, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Salty Dawg Pet Salon

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No
A big part of our job is to listen to you and to make sure your best ideas and practices become part of the systems and curriculums implemented into every Salty Dawg. With our vision and mission in mind, our job becomes clear: to guide, mentor, and educate you and your team toward successful implementation of the programs and systems within the Salty Dawg program. We are committed to helping you develop your salon and providing you with exceptional service and support. We do not assume or expect that your salon is following the systems, we inspect. An important part of our job is to inspect your salons. To ensure that our salon network is built on quality and consistency, our job also involves developing standards and systems for every aspect of the salon business. We have developed state-of-the-art support trainings, tools, and materials as well as innovative programs and systems, to help you establish and sustain the Salty Dawg culture within your salon

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Salty Dawg Pet Salon Franchise.

What does a Salty Dawg Pet Salon Franchise Cost?

Salty Dawg Pet Salon franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $75,000
Total Investment: $145,300 - $404,000
Minimum Net Worth: $450,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Item 19: No
Average Number of Employees: 6
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is Salty Dawg Pet Salon a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Salty Dawg Pet Salon is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Salty Dawg Pet Salon a Home Based franchise?

No. Salty Dawg Pet Salon is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Salty Dawg Pet Salon Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Salty Dawg Pet Salon does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Salty Dawg Pet Salon a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Salty Dawg Pet Salon is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Salty Dawg Pet Salon Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Salty Dawg Pet Salon franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Salty Dawg Pet Salon Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Salty Dawg Pet Salon franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Salty Dawg Pet Salon Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Salty Dawg Pet Salon franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Salty Dawg Pet Salon Looking for International franchisees?

No. Salty Dawg Pet Salon franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Salty Dawg Pet Salon Franchises for Sale

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