Start a Wag N ‘Wash Franchise

Wag N ‘Wash offers a proven franchise opportunity

In the resilient yet fast growing pet care industry.

If you ever feel like there has to be more to life than the 9-5 company, you are not alone. Once upon a time our founders Dan and Jef felt the same way – and now they are giving others the opportunity to do what they did … open a Wag N ‘Wash!

  • Bring your companion animal to work EVERY DAY.
  • Give back to your community with a business dedicated to helping people and animals.
  • Own a business in the BOOMING, recession-resistant pet industry.
  • Offer dog and cat owners an all-in-one experience that goes beyond anything an online or big box retailer can offer.
  • Find personal fulfillment through a career that can be both emotionally and financially rewarding.

If you’ve ever wished for a career focused on helping dogs and cats live their best lives while bringing joy, flexibility, and determination into your own life (and making some money in the process!) We load it Take a closer look at the Wag N ‘Wash opportunity.

Why choose us

Life is short – you shouldn’t have to choose between a fulfilling, potentially lucrative career and the things that matter most to you – including your companion.


Be part of the BOOMING Pet Industry !: Did you know that pet care spending actually increased 17% during the Great Recession? With pet spending up 30% over the past 6 years, the pet industry continues to grow and is projected to reach $ 99 billion by the end of 2020!

Enjoy PAW-some Economics: In 2019, our average gross sales were $ 1.6M *, with our top locations earning $ 1.9M. * Not bad for a $ 425,050 investment!

Reimagine professional success: Your dog shouldn’t be cooped up all day – and neither should you! Enjoy personal fulfillment, potential for financial success and the chance to find a healthy work-life balance.

Invest in an established company: Anyone who’s tried starting an independent pet business can tell you that it comes with a fair amount of hassle and headache. Let the Wag N ‘Wash Corporate Support Team advise and assist you from day one!

Bringing people and animals together: Through partnerships with local animal shelters and rescue groups, as well as through our work with Freedom Service Dogs, our franchisees have helped over 3,000 dogs and cats find a home “forever”!

Ideal candidate:

We’re looking for some passionate, motivated people to grow our brand and bring Wag N ‘Wash to cities across America.

Here is our wish list for the ideal franchise candidate.

Does this sound like you
  • Are you an animal lover with a passion for improving the lives of dogs and cats in your community?
  • Do you have experience in a leadership role? Do you know the best ways to effectively manage and motivate employees?
  • Do you have a background in retail or customer service? (Don’t worry if you don’t – it’s not required, but it sure helps!)
  • Are you looking for a way to break out of the corporate mold and invest in a company that brings you personal fulfillment (not to mention the potential for financial success)?
  • Do you have a friendly, sociable personality and a desire to help people and animals have the best experience possible?

Training and support:

Dan and Jef know firsthand how difficult it can be to start a business. That’s why the Wag N ‘Wash corporate team is committed to providing our franchisees with world class support with everything they need to make their business a tail-wagging success!

Not sure where to start when it comes to owning a pet and running a business?

New franchisees receive extensive training at Wag University, where they learn the pros and cons of owning a Wag N ‘Wash, plus 10 days worth of hands-on training in one, during an intensive 7-day session at our Colorado headquarters our company-owned locations immediately before opening our own shop!

Are you worried that your company support will dry up as soon as the initial training is completed?

No chance – the WAG crew has their backs free from training to the opening day and beyond!

Franchisees receive “guide dogs” to assist and assist with nearly every aspect of owning and operating a Wag N ‘Wash, not to mention quarterly visits from our field support team and an annual visit from Top Dogs Wag N’ Wash President Rob Flanagan !


Each franchisee receives a dedicated marketing support expert who will work with you to create robust marketing calendars, coordinate local advertising campaigns, organize fundraising drives and special events, and much more!


As early as 1998, Dan Remus and Jef Strauss lived a fast-paced corporate life in which they had to leave their aging Dalmatian Geni alone in the house for much of the day.

They decided to start a company that would give them financial support while also allowing them more time to spend with her.

After much work, deliberation and planning, Wag N ‘Wash opened its doors in 1999 as a self-service dog wash and biscuit bakery with the aim of recognizing, promoting and promoting the positive effects pets have on their owners.

The best part? You could take Geni with you every day to work with them!

Dan and Jef’s small 1,500-square-foot store immediately picked up speed and began looking into other underrepresented sectors of the pet care market, particularly natural pet foods. Dan and Jef couldn’t find a store that satisfied their desire to feed Geni foods free of corn, wheat, soy, and artificial preservatives.

With this unmet pet need, they decided to pioneer the healthy pet food industry and add new services to Wag N ‘Wash, including full-service grooming.

After expansion, the Wag N ‘Wash brand became well known in the communities in which they operated and Dan and Jef received franchise inquiries. They awarded the first Wag N ‘Wash franchise in 2006 and have since focused on methodical and strategic national expansion.

The goal of Wag N ‘Wash Franchising is to ensure that pet owners across the country have a place to wash, feed, pamper and love them!


We are currently franchising in cities across the US. Contact us by submitting the request link below for more information today!

If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk about it and find out if you’re an ideal franchisee at Wag N ‘Wash!

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