Franchise FAQ

Choosing to start your own business is a big decision, and you’re likely to have a lot of questions! We want you to have all the information you need to make a confident choice about your future and determine whether becoming a Woof Gang franchise owner is right for you. Here are just a few of the questions we hear most frequently.

Yes! Veterans receive a 10% discount off the franchise fee. The natural leadership skills that veterans have make them excellent franchise owners, and we want to make sure that there is no financial barrier to ownership for them.

We’re committed to your success at every step of your franchising journey!

Starting Support:

  • We will work with you through virtually every aspect of your store’s start up
  • Site selection assistance based on demographic studies and state of the art technology
  • In-house real estate and development team will provide guidance in negotiating your lease
  • Assistance with design, layout and store construction
  • Vendor sourcing and purchasing
  • Provide tools to recruit groomers and train your retail employees
  • Virtual and on-the-job training
  • Grand opening benefits
  • Access to our proprietary software and branded app
  • National and local marketing support
  • Marketing, advertising and community relations assistance

Ongoing Support:

  • As a member of our pack, you’ll also have access to nationally negotiated discounts on products and equipment.
  • Regional and national support staff to help your business grow and thrive
  • Point of sale setup and support
  • Monthly franchise performance analysis

First and foremost, we’re looking for anyone with a passion for people and pets! Our owners have natural customer service skills, which helps to make every Woof Gang Bakery location a friendly, fun-loving place. You’ll also have a desire to fill a need in your community, operate a store in your own neighborhood, and enjoy a fast-paced environment. In regard to finances, we’re looking for a minimum net worth of $250,000 and $75,000 liquidity. Our franchising team will be more than happy to talk you through the numbers during our due diligence process.

Woof Gang Bakery locations only need a few great employees to be successful! In addition to you, you’ll need a staff of one to three other people. We recommend starting with three or four groomers, then expanding to 10 as your business grows. Typically groomers work for commission and tips only.

With 200 locations across North America and growing, Woof Gang Bakery is expanding fast! Locations are selling out, so if your neighborhood is available, act quickly. More information about available territories can be found on our Available Locations page.

Yes! We think that business ownership should be accessible to anyone with the work ethic and passion, and that’s why we offer financing options through trusted third-party vendors. Our financing plans will help to cover franchise fees, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll, and much more.

Our franchise fee is $49,900. Throughout the life of your business, you will be responsible for 7% monthly royalties and a 2% monthly marketing fee.

Yes! We also offer multiunit discounts. If you choose to open five or more stores, you’ll also receive a reduced royalty and ad-fund schedule for the first two years of your business.

Our ideal retail space is 1200 to 2400 square feet. If you’re not sure how commercial real estate works, not to worry! We provide site selection support and access to our network of real estate brokers, so you’ll have all the help you need to find the right space.

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