Wag N' Wash

Wag N' Wash Healthy Pet Centers are unique and fun retail stores that combine well thought out goods and services designed to help savvy consumers enrich the bonds they have with their companion animals.

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Wag N' Wash Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


At Wag N' Wash, our customers feel their cats and dogs aren't just pets but cherished family members, and we couldn't agree more! With this in mind, we have designed unique stores that combine our state of the art pet services such as grooming and self-wash, high-quality pet food, with thoughtfully-curated retail goods to enhance the bonds between pets and their people. Since 1999, we have transformed the pet industry by creating a one-stop convenience for customers who are looking for high-quality offerings in order to keep their pets happy and healthy. Our five revenue streams- self-service wash, full-service grooming, in-house bakery, pet food, and retail section- cater to almost all segments of the $72.5 billion pet industry!

Unlike big-box pet stores, at Wag N' Wash we love our customer's pets as much as they do! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer experience and outstanding customer service. Because of this, we have truly become an intermediary between a traditional retail store and a pet care provider. At Wag N' Wash, all of our employees are experts on every item and service in the store and are able to educate and make suggestions based on individual pet needs. Honestly, we have yet to see our competition replicate this personalized and convenient model or our fun boutique design!

Company Details

Year Established: 1999

Year Franchised: 2006

Franchised Units Open: 13

Franchised Units in Development: 2

Number of Franchisees: 14

Company Owned Units: 5

States Registered In: All states except CA, HI, WA

Support and Training Offered By Wag N' Wash

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes, via 3rd party
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: No

Training: Our philosophy is that training never ends! We begin our two-phase training program at Wag University in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first phase takes place over seven days when we review our company philosophy, real estate, and construction, marketing, and product training. The second phase occurs 4-6 weeks before the store opens and includes the Franchise Owner working in our corporate locations for 10 days. We require all new Owners and their General Managers to take and pass an 80 question exam. Once they pass initial training, our staff supports the new Owner by being at their location 3 days prior and for 7 days after opening.

Ongoing Support: At Wag N' Wash, we don't think our animal companions are the only ones who should be spoiled! n order to maximize success, we assign each owner a "Guide Dog," one of our Franchise Support Experts. They assist with team management, maintaining relationships with preferred vendors, offer training on operational systems, and have weekly calls with new Owners. Also, these experts never have more than 20 locations under their viewpoint (franchise industry average is over 30 locations) ensuring they always have a timely follow-up to specific situations. In addition, our VP of Finance does monthly or quarterly reviews with our Franchise Owners to ensure there are no red flags.

Field Support: Our corporate team visits each location 4 times per year to conduct an on-site audit and address any questions and concerns from the Franchise Owner. President, Rob Flanagan also visits each location at least once a year.

Marketing: Our Brand Building Fund is 1.5% of Monthly Gross Revenues, and we require 3% of Gross Revenues to be spent on local marketing efforts. The corporate marketing team visits each location at least once a year and all Owners have a dedicated marketing expert to speak with for specific needs. Corporate creates marketing calendars for each Owner and designs and evaluates the cost-effectiveness and negotiates rates for all advertising. Our website is constructed to drive traffic to local stores and marketing tactics range from Google Ad Words, Social Media, geo-targeting, and traditional methods.

Annual Meeting: We do host an annual conference.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Wag N' Wash Franchise.

What does a Wag N' Wash Franchise Cost?

Wag N' Wash franchise fees for 2023:

Total Investment: $226,050 - $673,850
Cash Investment: $200,000
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: Single $49,500, 2-pack $74,250, 3-pack $103,950
Royalty: 3% weekly for first 6 months, 4% weekly for months 7-12, 5% weekly after that 
Average Number of Employees: 6

Is Wag N' Wash a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Wag N' Wash 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 Wag N' Wash a Home Based franchise?

No. Wag N' Wash is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Wag N' Wash Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Wag N' Wash a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Wag N' Wash is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Wag N' Wash Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Wag N' Wash franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Wag N' Wash Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Wag N' Wash franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Wag N' Wash Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Wag N' Wash franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Wag N' Wash Looking for International franchisees?

No. Wag N' Wash franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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


Wag N' Wash Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Wag N' Wash franchises for sale. We may have Wag N' Wash 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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