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Dog Grooming Franchise Cost

Starting your own business is a huge decision, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re making the right one for your goals. No matter how much money you have at your disposal, it’s important to know that you’re spending it wisely. Our place in the booming pet industry and innovative dual-concept business model positions our franchise owners for success. Read on to learn more about what you can expect financially.

Let’s Talk Dog Grooming Business Start Up Costs

To start, let’s talk numbers. Your initial franchise fee of $49,900 gives you access to our franchise system. This is an invaluable part of our owners’ success. This includes our business partners and vendors, operational expertise, and other materials that are geared toward your success.

The mid-point start up cost for our pet franchise is $287,800. You can expect that to include materials, equipment, real estate costs, and other expenses related to opening a business. Throughout the life of your business operation, you’ll pay a 2% marketing fee and 7% royalties monthly. Our competitive fee structure is among the lowest in the industry. As an added incentive, franchisees opening multiple stores net our multi-unit discount, which includes a reduction of franchise royalty fees.

Our competitive fee structure is among the lowest in the pet franchise industry

  • Initial franchise fee of $49,900
  • Mid-point startup cost is $287,800

  • 2% marketing fee

  • 7% royalties monthly

Your Return on Investment

Average pet store sales are $703K per year

Woof Gang provides potential franchise owners with some of the best economics in the franchising industry. Thanks to our unique dual-concept business model, our average store sales are about $703K per year. With a mid-point investment cost of $287,800, that means your average sales are three times higher than the investment! Partnering with Woof Gang Bakery gives you the best payback on your dog franchise cost.

During the franchise process, you’ll receive a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document, or FDD. The FDD includes all the financial information you need. With it, you will be able to determine whether becoming a Woof Gang franchise owner is the right choice for you. This document includes our business model, our place in the market, and your opportunity to succeed.

Please feel free to ask us any questions you might have about the FDD or your investment – we want you to be informed!

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Recession Resilience

Not all businesses can survive uncertain economic times. But the pet industry is proven to thrive where other businesses fail. There are over 85 million pet owners in the United States. And with 95% of animal lovers thinking of their pet as a member of the family, the choice is easy. Pet parents are not going to make their furry friends a second thought when money is tight.

In 2022 alone, the pet industry raked in over $137 billion. Growth in the dog grooming industry is expected to reach 11% a year through 2023. During previous downturns in 2020, 2007-09, and 2001-03, the industry grew by at least five percent.

By making an investment in Woof Gang Bakery, you’re investing in your future. You can feel confident that your franchise business will remain profitable even when times are tough.

Pet Industry facts:

  • Over 85 million pet homes in the United States.

  • 95% of Americans think that their pet is a member of the family.

  • The pet industry made over $137 billion in 2022.

  • Even in downturns of the economy, the industry grew by almost 5%.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have lingering questions about Woof Gang Bakery franchise cost estimates? Here are the common questions our prospective franchisees ask:

While we can’t speak to every dog grooming business out there, we can confidently say our franchisees at Woof Gang Bakery are successful and well taken care of. In fact, after accounting for your pet franchise’s costs, including a full time manager on payroll, we expect each of our stores to make $100,000 per year in profit!

For context, ZipRecruiter notes that the average hourly take-home for a dog groomer is $21 per hour. It doesn’t take a mathematician to see why the dog grooming franchise cost model at Woof Gang Bakery puts franchise owners on the path to success!

Dog grooming requires significant focus, empathy, and care to ensure clients’ pets are safe, secure, and happy. As such, we hope that every one of our pet grooming franchise owners is committed to ensuring the well being of their customers’ pets with a dedication to best-in-class customer service.

For questions about how best to join the Woof Gang pack, reach out to us to learn more.

According to IBISWorld, pet grooming’s market size, measured by revenue, was $11,7B in 2022. Certainly, the pet grooming business, as a whole, is a healthy industry, with immense growth potential. If you are thinking of launching your small business, consider the long-tail investment. The cost to start a dog grooming business may be a drop in the bucket for what you stand to earn.

While the initial lift of opening a new store and pet grooming franchise costs can feel overwhelming, you’re not alone. One of the benefits of franchising with Woof Gang Bakery is access to our network of franchising professionals and marketing support. Simply hanging your business’s reputation on a trusted name like Woof Gang Bakery can do wonders for promotion.

You can also gain access to proprietary products, services, and even doggie treats to help differentiate you from the competition.

Woof Gang Bakery makes standing out easy, thanks to our iconic and unique spin on dog grooming. With all this, you can consider the start up cost for a dog grooming business an upfront investment in what is sure to be a successful franchise location.

No, most of our owners are not dog groomers.

Absolutely yes. We have a whole team dedicated to finding and negotiating the perfect locations for you.

For answers to more questions about franchising and dog grooming franchise cost topics, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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