Pet grooming franchise plans to open 300 outlets in Canada

Aussie Pet Mobile is set to expand into Canada and is planning to open more than 300 franchises throughout the country. The company, which provides a mobile pet grooming service, is aiming to have 37 new mobile units operating in Canada by the end of 2010.

Founded in Australia in 1996, Aussie Pet Mobile has successfully expanded into numerous international territories including in the USA. President and CEO of Aussie Pet Mobile of Canada Richard Avis said: "As pet spending continues to soar throughout North America, the potential for success as an Aussie Pet Mobile franchise owner has never been better. Aussie's strong brand recognition in a market that presents little competition offers tremendous opportunities for Canadian business owners who want to capitalise on the recession-resistant industry."

The Aussie Pet Mobile, a custom designed Mercedes Benz van fully self contained with air conditioning, heat, electricity and water, relies on no outside electrical or water hookups, making the unique service easy for apartment or condo residents as well as homeowners. The van's ramp and spacious interior help pets maneuver easily and enhance the groomers' ability to ensure all of the pets' needs are met. Aussie Pet Mobile is also an avid user of eco friendly products, which turns the grey water into an environmentally friendly composition, easily dispersed through natural resources versus a sewer or septic tank.

Aussie Pet Mobile's certified and trained groomers pamper pets with an exclusive 15-step spa treatment that includes a professional customised shampoo utilising the patented custom built and trademarked hydro bath, massage, towel and blow dry, brushing, and nail clipping, just to name a few treats.

Richard added: "With family obligations and extracurricular activities, it can be hard for pet pwners to balance their work and life activities. Aussie Pet Mobile offers a convenience to the consumer while meeting the demand for mobile pet grooming services."

Those looking to invest in an Aussie Pet Mobile must have between $100,000 to $119,000 in capital for a single unit franchise operation, with multi-unit operators needing between $154,000 to $172,000. Multi-unit franchise investors can commit to purchasing several vans within their exclusive territory, which is defined by postal codes, as each existing van grows towards its monthly 'capacity'.