Wag N’ Wash Plans for Expansion to Dallas-Fort Worth
Wag N' Wash Food & Bakery, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs, will head to the Dallas-Fort Worth area this fall.
The 4,800 square foot store, located at 9138 North Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills, Texas, is scheduled to open in September and will be the first of 8 to 10 stores that Wag N’ Wash hopes to open throughout the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area over the next several years.
“At Wag N’ Wash, we understand that your cats and dogs are more than just pets, they are cherished members of the family,” said Carol Tanner, a retired nurse who will own and operate the North Richland Hills store with her husband, Carl, a retired combat veteran who spent 26 years in the United States Navy. “We’re excited and proud to provide local pet owners with a store where they can wash ’em, feed ’em and spoil ’em, all in one cool place.”
Founded in 1999, Wag N’ Wash offers a community for pet enthusiasts to find quality goods and services for their pet companions, said company officials. Among the store’s offerings are various brands of all-natural pet foods for dogs and cats, high-end supplements, collars and leads, toys, supplies and unique goods. In addition, Wag N’ Wash’s do-it-yourself dog wash facility is designed to put convenience and fun into the “chore” of washing your dog. Wag N’ Wash stores also have in-house bakeries, which offers treats such as Liver Bites, Pumpkin Ravioli, Poochie Sushi and a variety of pies, cakes and muffins using human grade ingredients.
Each Wag N’ Wash store also actively supports local non-profits who share the company’s mission of enhancing the quality of life for companion pets and their guardians. In 2016 alone, Wag N’ Wash stores donated more than $100,000 worth of gourmet biscuits, all-natural pet food, free washes, free merchandise and monetary donations back to their communities. In addition, Wag N’ Wash works with local rescue groups and has single-handedly been responsible for the adoption of more than 2,100 cats and dogs through its adoption fairs.
The average investment to own and operate a Wag N’ Wash 3,500-4,200 square foot store is approximately $638,329. This includes the franchise fee of $40,000, build-out costs, training expenses, the first three months of rent, furniture, signage, computer equipment, inventory and supplies, initial advertising and grand opening costs. Three- and five-unit agreements are also available to select and qualifying candidates.
Today, there are 13 Wag N’ Wash locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.