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Wag N’ Wash Celebrates 140 in Dog Years

It has nearly 20 stores open throughout the country and almost one million people wash their dogs at one of its stores.




(PRESS RELEASE) CENTENNIAL, CO – 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.

“We opened our first location back in 1999 because Jef and I wanted to spend more time with our aging Dalmatian Geni. We never expected to have nearly 20 stores open throughout the country and almost one million people wash their dogs at one of our stores,” said Dan Remus, co-founder of Wag N’ Wash. “What we are most proud of is the ability for each of our Wag Shops to engrain itself within the communities they are a part of. We get to know our guests and their companions personally, and we love their companions as much as they do.”

Over the past 20 years, Wag N’ Wash has made its mark on the pet industry. The retailer has been and continues to be a leader in providing all-natural pet food and pet grooming services. The brand’s dedication to paving the way for companion pet lovers to receive the best products and services has earned them recognition from key players in the pet and franchise industry. This year, Pet Product News awarded Wag N’ Wash with the “Best Franchise” at the magazine’s Retailer of the Year awards and Franchise Gator named the brand as the number one “Top Emerging Franchise for 2019” also ranking the concept number 14 on the “Fast Growing Franchises” list.

“We see Wag N’ Wash as a generational business. Already the children of some of our firsts guests and now becoming customers! Looking ahead at where we want Wag N’ Wash to be another 20 years from now, we will continue striving to improve the lives of companion animals from coast to coast,” added Jef Strauss, co-founder of Wag N’ Wash. “Listening to our guests and team members at each of our locations is going to be key in evolving the pet retail and services we offer. No one knows what pet companions need better than their guardians and our dedicated pet-loving staff.”

Since Wag N’ Wash opened its first store in Colorado Springs in 1999, the company is the leading place for pet guardians to find quality goods and services for their pet companions, and simply be pet people. Among the store’s offerings are various brands of all-natural pet foods for dogs and cats, supplements, collars and leashes, toys, supplies and unique goods. In addition, Wag N’ Wash’s do-it-yourself dog wash facility is designed to put convenience and fun into the “chore” of washing your dog.

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