11 Steps to Becoming a Dog Wash Owner
CHOOSE A LOCATION
Your success as a business depends on how well you are positioned to be found. A good location will increase your visibility to your potential customers and drive traffic to your business. Make sure that your business is zoned for dog washing and complies with local bylaws.
SELECT A DOG WASH
The type of Dog Wash machine you select will depend on your spacing allowance as well as business goals. We have a variety of models, sizes and styles to suit every kind of space.
COMPILE A BUDGET
Contact us to discuss pricing and determine which Dog Wash model best suits your unique needs. Our e-book “Guide to opening a dog wash business” will also provide suggestions of upfront and ongoing expenses to consider when running a dog wash business.
PREPARE FOR YOUR DOG WASH
Having a solid plan in place in order to run your Dog Wash business effectively is vitally important. We offer a convenient Business Plan Template to help you set your goals plan for expenses.
FINANCE YOUR DOG WASH
There are a number of ways in which you can finance your Dog Wash. We also offer a leasing program that allows you to pay off your Dog Wash quickly while earning profits. View our financing options for more information.
PLAN YOUR SPACE
Review the appropriate technical specifications when deciding on the ideal space to set up your dog wash. Consult with both a plumber and electrician (where required). They will advise as to the most economical option available and if there are any preparations necessary before the dog wash arrives.
ORDER YOUR DOG WASH
Be sure to place your order for your Dog Wash machine well in advance to allow for adequate shipping and delivery times. Your Furever Clean consultant can advise you on when you can expect your order to arrive.
PREPARE FOR YOUR DOG WASH
Make sure that your floor is durable enough to withstand excess water. Situate the machine as close to a drain as possible, or have the floor slope down slightly towards the nearest drain. Other options include an HVAC system. An HVAC system does a good job of drying wet areas and is a great way to keep cool in Summer and warm in Winter. Another option is to install a dehumidifier. Ensure that adequate plumbing and electrical is in place in preparation for installation and commissioning of your Dog Wash machine. Refer to our Specifications for more information.
MARKET YOUR NEW BUSINESS
Advertise well ahead of your opening date. Hang an “opening soon” sign to let customers know that your Dog Wash is coming and announce on social media or in your local newspaper. We offer marketing banners and boards to help promote your business.
INSTALL AND COMMISSION YOUR DOG WASH
You will need a forklift and multiple hands to help move your dog wash machine inside your location. Your plumber and electrician will then connect the machine and make sure that it is level and ready for use. Commissioning of the dog wash machine is performed in conjunction with Furever Clean.
LAUNCH YOUR NEW BUSINESS
Offer a soft launch prior to the oﬃcial opening, where you invite a few people to use the dog wash and provide feedback. For the oﬃcial opening, consider offering free wash tokens as a way to entice new customers to try out the machine and as an opportunity to get names and emails to build a customer database. Customers often become loyal regulars and will tell others about your dog wash business.
Choose Your Type of Business
Opening your own dog wash store or adding a dog wash to your existing business
is easier than you think!
Here are some helpful guides to get you started
Setting up your Dog Wash business is easier than you think! Consider these five helpful steps to get you up and running. STEP 1: Location, location, location Choosing the right location for your Dog Wash should be your top priority. A good...