As the nation's first wellness-focused membership-model grooming franchise, Scenthound is pioneering a new frontier of dog care within the booming $72M U.S. pet industry.

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Scenthound Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


As the nation's first wellness-focused membership-model grooming franchise, Scenthound is pioneering a new frontier of dog care within the booming $102B U.S. pet industry.

Scenthound has unprecedented market potential because it serves an historically underserved market: the 80% of dogs that don't need stylized haircuts. That said, our services are designed to improve the health and longevity of ALL dogs through a routine care schedule in five core areas of maintenance: Skin, Coat, Ears, Nails and Teeth.

The low cost but high profit membership-based recurring revenue model is amplified with "as-needed" add on services --- nail grinding, barber-style haircuts, facial scrubs, etc. --- and products to maintain health between visits.

Company Details

Established: 2005
First Unit Franchised: 2019
Franchised Units: 270 awarded

Franchise Owned Units: 83 franchise locations open and operating

Company Owned Units: 5 open and operating

Estimated Openings in 2024:  70

States Registered In: All except WA, HI, SD and ND
Current Development Focus: Nationwide

Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Scenthound

Financial Assistance Provided: Through third party
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: Combination of remote, online, at corporate and in Scenter

REMOTE: 8 hours with our Learning Management System and 4 hours of webinar-based training on Marketing and Systems

LIVE JUPITER, FL: 5 days of franchisee training and 4 days of trimmer (groomer) training

ON-SITE: 3 days of PreOpening support

VIRTUAL: monthly and quarterly webinar-based training


  • SCENT training: the five core areas of dog grooming - Skin, Coat, Ears, Nails, Teeth
  • Trimmer training: haircuts
  • Marketing strategy and tactics
  • Management training: best practices and key performance indicator benchmarks
  • Front desk / customer service
  • POS, add-ons, retail sales
  • Equipment operation and maintenance

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Scenthound Franchise.

What does a Scenthound Franchise Cost?

Scenthound franchise fees for 2024:

Minimum Cash Investment: $150,000
Total Investment: $318,000 - $499,000
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $49,900
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 1.5% national, 5.5% local
Average Number of Employees: 6-12
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Semi-absentee over time
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Scenthound a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Scenthound 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 Scenthound a Home Based franchise?

No. Scenthound is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Scenthound Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Scenthound a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Scenthound is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Scenthound Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Scenthound franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Scenthound Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Scenthound franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Scenthound Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Scenthound franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Scenthound Looking for International franchisees?

No. Scenthound franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Scenthound'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

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Scenthound Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Scenthound franchises for sale. We may have Scenthound franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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