Dial A Dog Wash is a mobile dog grooming service available to pet owners across the country
The founders of Dial A Dog Wash started the brand in the UK in 1999, after seeing other mobile dog grooming businesses operating successfully in the US. After established the concept successfully, the brand was then launched as a franchise across the country.
Dial A Dog Wash provides a convenient, affordable and reliable service for dog owners, with a variety of grooming, washing and microchipping services. As all of the brand’s offerings are provided through a mobile platform, direct to customers, this gives Dial A Dog Wash a competitive advantage to grooming services located in a fixed location, as services can be provided directly at a client’s home or other location, making it a much more comfortable, less stressful and hassle-free experience.
As a mobile service, this is a great franchise opportunity for anyone who loves dogs and wants to start a business that is flexible and adaptable to their own needs and lifestyle, with a variety of tasks and challenges every day.
The headquarters for the Dial A Dog Wash franchise are located in Willenhall, in the West Midlands.
To start a franchise with Dial A Dog Wash, you will need to invest in the franchise fee, which costs £15,499 plus VAT, as well as the cost of purchasing or hiring a suitable van. There may also be resale franchises available, and costs may vary for these.
Opportunities to start a new franchise are available across the UK and detailed information on current locations can be obtained directly from the franchise team of Dial A Dog Wash. Franchisees generally have access to a territory with around 175,000 people, giving ample scope to establish a successful business.
There are also resale franchises available at times, giving potential franchisees the opportunity to buy an established business with an existing market. To find out about resale franchises currently on offer, contact Dial A Dog Wash by completing the form on this page.
Financial support may be available from most major high street banks for some or all of the amount required to start a franchise with Dial A Dog Wash.
You do not need to have any previous experience in dog grooming or owning a business prior to running a franchise with Dial A Dog Wash, as all owners will be given comprehensive training on all aspects of the business, services provided, and general administration. However, you should certainly be a keen dog lover in order to enjoy the business and connect with customers well, as well as have the drive and motivation required to succeed as a business owner.
Dial A Dog Wash provides complete training on everything you need to know about starting a business with them. The training begins an intensive grooming course, carried out with a dedicated trainer. Franchise owners are provided with a certification upon completion, giving customers greater confidence and trust. You are also provided with 12 months’ public liability insurance for the first year, although franchisees are responsible for this themselves beyond this period.
After the initial training component, franchisees are also led through an intensive marketing programme, which covers all aspects of marketing and managing the business, and preparing you to reach out to your local territory in the most effective way. Dial A Dog Wash also has an online forum, where franchisees can network and ask questions, as well as have access to the latest learning materials, and the brand also holds an annual meeting, where you can network with other franchisees.
Following training, franchisees are also given ongoing support and assistance with all aspects of the business. Dial A Dog Wash can help set up a website to help you reach out to your local territory, while the brand will also provide all promotional materials, such as business cards, leaflets and uniforms.
Franchisees will not need to source or purchase additional equipment, excluding a vehicle, to start the business. As part of the franchise package, you are provided with a fully converted grooming parlour, which includes a complete grooming kit, as well as manuals to help with the specifics of the grooming process. For ongoing supplies and purchases required, franchisees also have access to leading suppliers, with discounted rates through the brand.
Franchisees for the mobile dog grooming business find it can often be a highly profitable industry. The market in the UK for pet care is highly lucrative, valued at approximately £2 billion, and pet owners are often keen to keep up with the latest trends in dog care, thus willing to spend higher amounts of money on regular grooming services.
As Dial A Dog Wash is a mobile grooming service that offers operates in the comfort of a client’s home, the brand offers franchisees a competitive advantage over other similar grooming brands, as customers will often prefer the convenience of a private service in their own environment, where they are not required to travel, nor cause additional and unnecessary stress to their dogs by exposing them to unfamiliar environments or animals.
In order to start your own mobile dog grooming franchise with Dial A Dog Wash, contact the brand directly to find out the latest information on current territories available, and to arrange an initial conversation - you can do this by completing the enquiry form found on this page.
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