August 24, 2019
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Wag N’ Wash Signs Agreement to Open New Location in Dallas

Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs, announced its signed agreement with local entrepreneur Tom Dang for the Northeast Dallas area. The forthcoming location is expected to open...

Camp Run-A-Mutt Announces Opening of Wilmington, North Carolina Location

Camp Run-A-Mutt Entrepreneurial Resources is excited to announce the opening of the first North Carolina location of Camp Run-A-Mutt cage-free doggie day care and boarding at 2541 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.

National Indoor Dog Training Gym Secures Foothold in Phoenix

Zoom Room, a national indoor dog training gym with an emphasis on socialization is expanding its footprint to introduce cutting-edge curriculum and positive reinforcement training to the southwest region.

Pet Industry Leader Woof Gang Bakery Achieves Business Milestone, Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Central Florida

Woof Gang Bakery, the nation’s leader in specialty pet retail and grooming, marks a significant business milestone this month with the company’s 10th anniversary in central Florida.

Petland on Top-Ranked International Franchise List

Petland is honored to once again be ranked among top-ranked franchises around the world.

Fastest-Growing Pet Franchise Launches National Initiative to Hire Adults with Autism

Dogtopia, one of the nation's largest and fastest growing pet franchises, has just released a system-wide Autism Employment Manual to equip the company's 100+ franchise locations with the tools needed to hire employees with autism.

Petland, Inc. Presents Impact Award to Chicago Franchisee

Petland recently honored Chicago-area franchisees Carl and Carol Swanson with the 2019 Petland Impact Award.

MUTTS Canine Cantina® Continues Texas Takeover with New Braunfels Franchise Location

MUTTS Canine Cantina®, the fastest growing pet eatertainment concept in North America, signed a franchise deal to expand to New Braunfels, Texas.

Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus Issues Consumer Advisory for Bulk Pig Ear Product

Pet Supplies Plus is advising consumers it is recalling bulk pig ear product supplied to all locations by several different vendors due to the potential of Salmonella contamination.

Petland Novi's Fifth Annual Fundraiser for Matthew's Wish Raises More Than $3,500

For the fifth year in a row, Petland Novi supported Matthew's Wish, a 501c3 organization named after a young boy who passed away in 2015.

Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming Adds Vice President of Marketing

Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line specialty retail destination for dogs and cats, announced today it has appointed franchise industry veteran Kristen Wellen to Vice President of Marketing.

Fastest-Growing Pet Franchise Dogtopia Opens 100th Dog Daycare Center

Dogtopia, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing pet franchises, has achieved another milestone - opening its 100th dog daycare center.

Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus Signs 22 Franchise Agreements in Early 2019, Will Result in 46 New Stores

Pet Supplies Plus, the largest independent pet retailer known for its ‘Minus the hassle,’ brick-and-mortar customer experience, welcomed 46 new franchise store deals in the first half of 2019.

Petland, Petland Charities Donates $25,000 to Heartland Canines for Veterans

Petland and Petland Charities is pleased to announce the results of its May fundraising campaign, which raised more than $25,000 for Heartland Canines for Veterans.

Petland Continues International Expansion

Chillicothe-based Petland Inc. is excited to announce that the first Petland has opened in Saudi Arabia.

Woof Gang Bakery and K9 Fit Club Team Up to Launch Fitness Classes for People and Their Pups Across the Country

In partnership with K9 Fit Club, Woof Gang Bakery will introduce fitness programs for people and their pups in several stores beginning in June.

Camp Bow Wow® Milford Opens A Home-Away-From-Home For The Community’s Furry Friends

Camp Bow Wow®, the Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise and an Entrepreneur Franchise 500 company, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Camp located in Milford, OH at 892 State Route 28.

Leading Orangetheory Fitness® Operator to Open 15 Dogtopia® Daycare Centers in Oregon

Dogtopia, the nation’s fastest-growing provider of dog daycare today announced that Jamie Weeks, the leading Orangetheory Fitness operator has joined Dogtopia with plans to develop Metro Portland with 15 locations.

MUTTS Canine Cantina® Chooses Fransmart To Take Them Nationwide with their Trend-Setting Restaurant/Cocktail Bar/Off-Leash Dog Park Eatertainment Concept

MUTTS Canine Cantina®, the fastest growing pet eatertainment brand in America, is partnering with Fransmart to bring its unique urban oasis for dogs and their owners to cities across the country.

Camp Bow Wow Names Todd Haavind as New Vice President of Sales

Camp Bow Wow®, the largest and leading doggy day care and boarding franchise, announces the appointment of Todd Haavind as its new Vice President of Franchise Sales.

Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming Reaches 140 in Dog Years

Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line specialty retail destination for dogs and cats, is celebrating 20 years of continuous growth and milestone achievements.

Camp Bow Wow Strengthens Position as Leader in Pet Care Industry with 2018 Business Successes & 2019 Growth Forecasting

Camp Bow Wow®, the largest and leading doggy day care and boarding franchise, announced 2018 to be one of its strongest years of growth and innovation in company history upon the release of the Franchise Disclosure Document this month.

Woof Gang Bakery Awards Outstanding Franchises at National Conference

Woof Gang Bakery, the leader in specialty pet retail, awarded top honors to exceptional franchises during the company’s national convention in Orlando, Florida, in March.

MUTTS Canine Cantina® Signs Second Multi-Unit Franchise Deal In Dallas-Fort Worth

MUTTS Canine Cantina® has signed its second multi-unit franchise deal in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Woofie’s Wags Its Tail Into Leesburg

The Woofie’s of Leesburg is slated to open mid-April 2019. The location will be owned and operated by neighbor entrepreneurs Kristine Tech and Katherine Bhat.

Bark Busters USA relocates U.S. headquarters to Northern California

Bark Busters USA, which owns the master license to franchise Bark Busters announced today the company has relocated its U.S. headquarters to Northern California.

HydroDog Marks its Territory in the Grand Canyon State

Big blue dogs will soon be roaming the streets of Arizona. HydroDog, a dog grooming salon on wheels, is targeting the Grand Canyon State for franchise growth.

Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus Celebrates National Pet ID Week with Discounted Microchipping

In an effort to help prevent lost pets and also help them find their way back home, Pet Supplies Plus is pleased to announce it will be celebrating National Pet ID Week (April 14 – 20).

Petland Named Retailer of the Year

Marshall Pet Products announced Petland, Inc. as their Companion Animal Retailer of the Year at the 2019 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Red-Hot Woofie’s Readies For Reston-Herndon

When you’re hot, you’re hot! Just a few months after launching their franchising opportunity - Woofie’s has signed two development deals in a week.

Petland Applauds USDA Action to Strengthen Standards of Care

Petland applauds the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) March 21, 2019 announcement seeking public comment on proposed updates to the Animal Welfare Act.

Three Dog Bakery Hosts Easter-Themed Event for Puppies and Pet Parents

The “Easter Begg Hunt” for puppies costs $5 to attend, with part of the proceeds benefiting Desert Diva Dogs, a 501(c)(3) organization to benefit animal rescues around the Las Vegas valley.

Ruffin's Pet Centre Inc. Announces New Franchisee In Fonthill, Ontario

Mark Reynolds, President, is very pleased to welcome Bonnie and Dave Turner as the new owners of the Fonthill location.

Petland Stores Raise More Than $140,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

The numbers are in! Petland stores nationwide raised more than $140,000 during the 2018 St. Jude Halloween Pin-Up Promotion benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.

Wild Birds Unlimited Continues to Soar in Franchisee Satisfaction

Wild Birds Unlimited, the largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores, has ranked number two overall in Franchise Business Review’s annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards.

The Dog Stop Unleashes Long Island Expansion Plans

The Dog Stop® an all-inclusive and award-winning dog care facility has discovered a niche and is preparing to bring their happy and healthy lifestyle to Long Island.

Melissa Mautz, Local Owner of Pet Wants Lexington, Receives President’s Award of Excellence

Pet Wants is pleased to announce that Melissa Mautz, local owner of Pet Wants Lexington, has been recognized with the Pet Wants President’s Award of Excellence.

Pet Wants Franchise Creates Founder’s Award and Recognizes Cincinnati’s Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton

Hobbs and Broughton were presented with the first annual Founder’s Award of Excellence at the Pet Wants national conference on February 19, 2019.

Jeff Jenkins, Local Owner of Pet Wants Mountain Maryland, Receives President’s Award of Excellence

Pet Wants is pleased to announce that Jeff Jenkins, local owner of Pet Wants Mountain Maryland, has been recognized with the Pet Wants President’s Award of Excellence.

The Dog Stop® Continues To Put Down Pawprints In Louisiana

The professional pet care industry is worth $70 billion and the ways that pet owners are caring for their furry family members is rapidly changing, and dog owners are always looking for a way to keep their furry friends happy and healthy.

Woofie's Launches East Coast Expansion Plans

As the pet industry continues experiencing explosive growth, with nearly 187 million pets occupying the homes of more than three-quarters of U.S. households - Woofie's, a new franchise in the $70 billion professional pet care industry, is changing the...

Petland Heath Launches Shelter Effort

Petland in Heath has been matching the right pet with the right customer since 1986. They are now also helping support families who find the right pet at the Licking County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center.

MUTTS Canine Cantina® Signs First Multi-Unit Franchise Deal In Texas

MUTTS Canine Cantina®, the fastest growing pet eatertainment brand in America provides a unique urban oasis for dogs and their owners, has signed its first multi-unit franchise deal for the city of Austin.

Petland on Top-Ranked Franchise List

Petland is honored to once again be ranked among top-ranked franchises in the United States.

Camp Bow Wow® Woodlawn Opens A Home-Away-From-Home For The Community's Furry Friends

Camp Bow Wow®, the Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise and an Entrepreneur Franchise 500 company, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Camp located in Woodlawn, Maryland at 6709 Whitestone Rd Suite D.

Fetch! Pet Care Introduces Low Cost Franchise Enabling Part-Time Ownership

Fetch! Pet Care, the nation’s largest franchised provider of professional dog walking and pet sitting services, today announced it has dramatically revamped its franchise offering.

Fall in Puppy Love at MUTTS Canine Cantina

In honor of Valentine’s Day, MUTTS Canine Cantina is spreading the love for man’s best friend.

Ruffin's Pet Centre Inc. Announces New Franchisee In Hamilton, Ontario

Mark Reynolds, President, is very pleased to welcome Ed and Liz Rupay as the new owners of the Hamilton location.

Camp Bow Wow Ranks #1 in the Pet Services Category in Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 40th Annual Franchise 500

Camp Bow Wow® recently ranked #1 in the Pet Services category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

100 New Units Sold and 32% Same-Store Sales Growth After Record Year for Dogtopia

Dogtopia, the nation’s leading dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, is entering 2019 on a high note after a year of accelerated growth and success.


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Features & Special Reports

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop’s Service Standard Is A Cut Above

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop is a brand that seeks feedback from its customers, recognizes and rewards employees, and utilizes a system that ensures standards are enforced. This results in loyal customers who keep coming back.

Making the Cut: Ex-MLB Pitcher Finds Success in Franchising

Former MLB pitcher Kyle Sleeth is throwing a perfect game with Floyd's 99 Barbershop.

Entering a Foreign Market – Resources To Help You Succeed

If you're a U.S. franchise brand looking to enter a foreign market, these resources are for you!

Multi-Brand Operators Open Their First of 7 Del Tacos In Atlanta

Multi-Brand Partners Are Bringing Del Taco To The Atlanta Market With An Agreement To Open 7 Locations.

Domino's, McDonald's, and KFC Air Brexit-Related Warnings on Supplies, Prices

U.S. firms operating in the U.K. warn of shortages and price hikes amidst Brexit uncertainty.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Enters South America with a 100-Unit Deal in Brazil

Texas-style barbecue coming to Brazil in a 100-unit deal for Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Franchise Brands Continue Outperforming S&P 500 Index

Index Finds Franchise Brands Are Outperforming S&P Stocks 2 To 1.

Capital Options - Mezzanine Debt Lenders

Exploring The Features And Benefits Of Mezzanine Debt Lenders In Multi-Unit Operator Expansion.

Good News! - August 2019

Welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, regulation and legislation, technology, milestones, and other news about franchisors large, medium, and emerging.

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