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petbar Celebrates Industry Growth and Invites Entrepreneurs to Invest

The upscale pet grooming boutique franchise seizes growth in booming pet industry.




From left, Dan and Ashley O’Loughlin. From left, Dan and Ashley O’Loughlin.

(PRESS RELEASE) DALLAS – The pet industry continues to flourish as petbar, an upscale professional pet grooming and bathing boutique, extends its remarkable growth. Building on its past success, petbar is looking to continue to expand its presence due to the thriving pet industry and its exciting franchising opportunity for passionate entrepreneurs.

According to data from the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the pet industry experienced a remarkable 11% year-over-year increase in total pet spending in 2022. This surge led to a staggering $136.8 billion in sales across various pet and industry categories. Notably, other services, including grooming and bathing, emerged as the highest sub-category with an impressive 20% year-over-year growth, accumulating an outstanding $11.4 billion in sales.

The National Pet Owners Survey reveals that pet ownership is a prevalent and enduring aspect of American households. Approximately 66% of US households, equivalent to 86.9 million households, proudly own a pet. Regardless of age, pet ownership is a norm that the overwhelming majority of households maintain. With even distribution between younger and older generations, there are key aspects that stand out as differentiators in pet ownership. Last year, younger pet owners demonstrated higher spending on their furry companions, even though the cost of owning a pet was an expressed concern. In older generations of pet owners, the benefits of pet ownership and commitment to caring for their pets outweighed financial concerns.

“The recent growth in the pet industry and the younger demographic investing more in their pets prove why now is the best time to invest in this industry and become a part of the petbar family,” said Dan O’Loughlin, co-founder of petbar. “The low-stress environment that we provide is appealing to both pet and pet parent, and truly provides the ultimate boutique grooming experience. As we continue to grow, we look forward to bringing our services to more communities.”

Each petbar provides clients, both pet and pet parent, with premier services. These boutiques feature individual grooming suites, sparkling clean facilities, top-of-the-line professional equipment, and the option for owners to experience a self-wash, allowing them to be part of their pet’s experience at the boutique in a safe and controlled environment. The innovative grooming boutique utilizes proprietary, vet-approved products and offers unique services such as monthly bathing memberships and pet taxis in select markets. With petbar’s rapid growth, it is clear that the brand’s services are beloved and utilized by communities across the country.

To continue providing high-quality care for dogs around the country, petbar is actively seeking sales-oriented, high-energy, multi-unit operators. Benefits of this franchise opportunity include support and guidance from the corporate team, as well as technology to streamline training and customer service. A petbar Boutique’s cost of opening, including the initial franchisee fee and overall investment costs, ranges from $397,600 to $745,800.


For more information about petbar’s franchise opportunity and to submit a franchise request, visit here.

About petbar

When Dan and Ashley O’Loughlin’s favorite groomer for their schnauzer Bella moved away, the couple decided to open their own pet boutique, petbar, that could provide the same quality of service that their previous groomer provided. They opened the first petbar Boutique location in Dallas, Texas in 2015, offering an innovative concept that features dog grooming with experienced professionals, full-service baths, and self-service washing. Since the opening of their first location, the O’Loughlin’s opened a second petbar Boutique in the Dallas area, and began to franchise the brand in 2020. With 27 petbar Boutiques currently in operation and 44 locations currently in development, the petbar brand looks forward to further growth in its current markets of Texas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Arizona, the Carolinas, and other premier markets. For more information about the brand and its franchising opportunity, visit



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