As longtime pet owners and pet lovers, my wife Jenni and I couldn’t help but notice that the typical grooming shop would take our dog Maddie behind closed doors for service from groomers who often had inappropriate or very little training in an industry with little to no government oversight or regulation. When we picked Maddie up too many hours later, our high-energy Springer Spaniel was always exhausted and stressed.
We founded Salty Dawg Pet Salon to “pet differently” by creating a unique culture around pet services. We wanted pet parents to feel good, knowing their pets are having an amazing experience, so we created a space that lets them see everything going on. Our “baby” was born from the Paul Mitchell Schools culture and raised on its technical education: we take licensed hairdressers through an expedited process, teaching them to groom animals. We were able to fast track them, thanks to the schools’ technical training in “hard skills” such as scissor cutting, clipper-over-comb technique, and knowledge of hair texture, skin, and nail conditions.
Investment Range: $145,300 – $414,000
Year Established: 2018
Franchised Units: 1