Dog Wash Business Opportunity

Community Living

More and more pet owners are moving into multi-family buildings and retirement homes with their dogs.  With dogs permanently inside, there is a need to provide regular washing facilities.  Providing an area for dog washing is no longer a nice to have but an essential and valuable amenity.  Property managers can either use the dog wash to provide an ongoing source of revenue for the building or offer the dog wash as a free service.  Fit out the pet room with our pet room accessories and consider adding a pet pamper vending machine to provide Fido with treats and toys.

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Carwash/C-store/Garage

The Car wash industry is where the K9000 was born. It was created as a mini carwash for dogs, and now evolved into a top of the line dog wash. The K9000 is now a part of a standard offering at most carwash sites and is a key driver of extra traffic for customers to the site to use all the associated services like the c-store and the gas station. The small physical footprint required to place a K9000 at a carwash is small in comparison to large wash bays- meaning there is huge bang for buck for a relatively small investment.

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Pet Business

Install a K9000 and you’ll quickly transform your business from a pet store to a destination for dog lovers.

The benefits of a machine are wide ranging. In fact, one of our owners said her machine had brought a sense of theatre to her pet store, giving them an opportunity to engage with our customers and introduce them to new products.

Because owners generally install their machine inside their store, the extra foot traffic will lead to extra sales of everyday products like pet food and pet care treatments. Regular customers will return to the store more often than if they were just purchasing dog food.

This has been proven by direct feedback from dozens of our happy independent Pet Store owners and also our National corporate customers who use the K9000 to complement their existing in store offerings.

The presence of the K9000 also provides scope for easy customer bonuses via loyalty programs, such as “Spend $50 in store to get a free self serve wash”. The marketing possibilities are endless.

Already offer Grooming – learn how you can promote both Grooming and self serve wash services.

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Vet Clinic/Pet hospital

Install a K9000 and you’ll quickly transform your business from a veterinary practice to a destination for dog lovers. One of our Vet Clinic owners described her machine as a “pampered pooch magnet” due to the increase in foot traffic it had driven for her business.

The K9000 often results in new clients for a practice, with owners who stop by to give their pup a wash often booking in for a check up at a later date.

As the machine is so complimentary to your Vet Clinic, the benefits will be wide ranging. Dog owners also tend to pick up treats and food after a wash, so over time your machine will actually generate more than just income from the wash.

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Independent Dog Wash Store

A stand alone self serve Dogwash business would have been a pipe dream 15 years ago. Today, there are dozens of independent dog wash businesses that are operating in their own stand alone location, or adjacent to an existing unrelated business. The beauty of this type of business is that it can be run with very minimal labour by someone who also has a full time job. The K9000 creates a passive income stream that continues to work while you put up your feet and relax!

We have a large group of K9000 owners who have set up a network of machines that continue to grow - some with over 10 x sites, all being attached to sites that they do not own. It can work as a rental agreement with the site owner or they may choose to setup a revenue share arrangement. There are many options that can be negotiated. One thing we know for sure, is that you will be loving the K9000 and the passive income stream that it provides.

Learn more about how you can set up your own Dog Wash business.

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Laundromat

The Laundromat industry is growing fast as people favour convenience and efficiency to get through their daily duties. Turning your laundromat into a one stop shop for cleaning will not only increase foot traffic, but it will open up a new line of customers to utilize pet bedding machines and the like. We have seen several laundromats turn a section of their store into a Pet wash and Pet Laundromat, providing a steady income stream into your store all year round.

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RV Park/Marina/Resort

Install a K9000 and you’ll quickly transform your business from a resort to a destination for dog lovers.

Dogs are part of the family so it stands to reason that every member of the family should go on a family vacation or even a sailing trip. With many parks now offering Pet Friendly facilities, it’s a natural fit to provide an easy self serve dog wash solution for your guests and residents.

The K9000 will become a centre of attention.  Seems everyone loves the fun of canine bath time, with kids gathering round to enjoy the fun.

Install one of our pet pamper vending machines and you will really see unexpected income start to flow.

Many resort operators have started incorporating the K9000 into their marketing mix, including offers such as a free wash as a bonus for minimum booking length.

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Groomers

The K9000 Self Serve Dog Wash allows Groomers to capture the entire dog washing market, and not just those dogs that regularly get groomed.   Groomers will increase customer traffic to their business and can cross-sell grooming and washing services.  Because the K9000 is fully automated, it does not require oversight which means Groomers can concentrate on grooming while customers help themselves with dog washing.  It’s a fantastic way to expand a grooming business with a complimentary service that provides a solid revenue stream.

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The Opportunity

With 36.5% of Canadian households owning dogs, there exists an enormous market that is currently unserved. With costs per dog wash around $1.20-$1.50 and prices per wash ranging from $10-$15 for 10 minutes, the K9000 is an excellent investment.  Remember, that this price is configurable by yourself so your profit margins could be even greater especially as we now have a bonus feature which allows customers to add on additional time at a reduced rate e.g. $4 for another 6 minutes.  Many customers add supplementary products to their dog wash area like our pet vending machines or pet bedding washers and dryers.  These are great products to offer a captive market.  For existing businesses, the increase in customer traffic will also result in increases in overall revenue. Some seeing anything from 13% to over 40% in their first year.

You can not only potentially pay off your K9000 quickly and also obtain a healthy profit margin. Several of our customers have used the profits from their dog wash to purchase a second dog wash station.

With our K9000 Leasing program you can pay affordable monthly payments while earning profits using the dog wash.  Leasing will help with cash flow and ensures your money stays in the business for operating expenses, payroll, expansion and emergencies.

By leasing you do not affect your future or current ability to borrow from a bank while conserving lines of credit and loans for other expenditure.

It also allows you to purchase more dog washes, and a better quality dog wash such as the K9000 then otherwise might have been affordable.

Leasing maintains a security interest in the equipment on lease only while banks who maintain a security interest on all company assets and require detailed financial disclosure of business and personal information.  Finally, monthly lease payments may have a taxable treatment – speak to your Accountant.

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Proven Technology

The K9000 Dog Wash uses the same robust technology and construction techniques of the car wash industry – modified as well as adapted for dog washing. Since the stainless steel machine requires minimal maintenance, and is highly durable to cope with a variety of work loads and conditions.

All K9000 components are carefully selected and also manufactured from scratch.

Our engineers are continually working to improve the product, while we test these innovations at our concept store at K9000 headquarters.

The secret to the K9000’s success is its ease of installation in a wide variety of sites and still its long term fail-safe operation with proven reliable components. Our satisfied clients request to keep the same version of the K9000 Self Serve Dog Wash because of its reliability and exceptional return on investment.  Read more about the features of our K9000 dog wash. 

Testimonials

 “We have just opened our new automotive and dog washing facility in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia We have recently purchased, received and installed our new Furever Clean K9000 dog washing unit. We are very impressed with how quick and easy it was to purchase and install the unit.  Evelyn Rutherford and Furever Clean have been exceptional in assisting with all details and questions we had. 10/10!

We couldn’t be happier with the K9000 unit and how well it works, also how quick and easy it is to wash our dogs. Our customers love the unit. Easily cleans, conditions and drys their dogs in ten minutes or less. There is no quicker and effective dog washing equipment. Our Furever Clean dog treat vending machine provides delicious and healthy treats that dogs love,  and the machine makes it quick and easy for our customers. Thank you Evelyn and Furever Clean for your fantastic work.  Great job!!!”

 Alex Pittman, Owner, Mikiz Pitt Stop and Doggie Wash, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

“What influenced my decision to buy a K9000 was the Self Sufficiency part of the dog wash and its features. No bottles of shampoo to deal with,  2 speed drier etc. The K9000 is so easy to look after that my staff can take care of both the customers and the tub.  All they do is a quick wipe here and there and the machine and the area stays clean and dry.  The K9000 has great visual impact, it is a feature that makes my overall business look nicer and neater .”

Mike Trimble, Owner, Woofys Pet Store,  Comox, British Columbia

The k9000 dog wash is the quickest and most efficient way to get your dog clean! With the water and soap coming out of the hose at the same time, the dogs coat gets wet and lathered in a quarter the time it would take with a bath at home. I’ve personally been able to fully clean my own 3 dogs(a 70lb boxer and 2 long haired dachshunds) in just 10 minutes!

Virginia, Manager, Woofys Pet Store,  Comox, British Columbia