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Do-it-yourself dog wash coming to Fort Worth

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A new place to pamper your pet is coming to the Fort Worth area this September.

Wag N’ Wash Food & Bakery is a full-line specialty retail destination that offers many amenities such as a do-it-yourself dog wash facility, an in-house bakery and more. The store will be located at 9138 North Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills.

At Wag N’ Wash, we understand that your cats and dogs are more than just pets, they are cherished members of the family,” Carol Tanner, co-owner of the North Richland Hills store, said in a news release. “We’re excited and proud to provide local pet owners with a store where they can wash ‘em, feed ‘em and spoil ‘em, all in one cool place!”

The news release said that Wag N’ Wash will sell quality goods such as:

– All-natural pet foods for dogs and cats

– High-end supplements

– Collars and leads

– Toys

– Supplies

– Unique goods

The bakery will feature animal-friendly food items that will be made with human grade ingredients. There will also be nutritional staff on hand to help customers choose the best food for their pets. According to the news release, some examples of food sold at the bakery include:

– Liver Bites

– Pumpkin Ravioli

– Poochie Sushi

– A variety of cakes, pies and muffins

The North Richland Hills store will be owned and operated by Carol Tanner who is a retired nurse and her husband, Carl, who is a retired combat veteran who served in the US Navy for 26 years. The news release said that the store will be 4,800 square feet.

Each Wag N’ Wash location supports local non-profits that focus on improving the quality of life for pets and their owners. The news release said that Wag N’ Wash stores donated over $100,000 worth of food, washes, merchandise, biscuits and money to communities in 2016. The franchise also works with local rescue groups and has helped in more than 2,100 animal adoptions through hosting adoption fairs.

The news release said that Wag N’ Wash wants to open as many as five stores in the area over the next several years. There are 14 other locations in Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, Arizona, Maryland, Washington and Minnesota.

A 3,500 to 4,200 square foot Wag N’ Wash store can cost $638,329 to own and operate, according to the news release. This number includes build-out costs, training expenses, furniture, signage, first three months’ rent, computer equipment, inventory and supplies, grand opening costs, initial advertising and the franchise fee which is $40,000.

“There are a lot of other great pet food stores in the area,” Carl said in a news release. “They do a fantastic job, they’re very well educated, have a great staff, but they don’t have the self-wash, or they don’t have the bakery, or they don’t have the full-service grooming. What sets us apart is we’re all-in-one.”

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