Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash: 10 new franchises in 12 months

By Sarah Stowe | 06 Aug 2020 View comments

Dog lovers, it’s time to get excited. Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash is planning to sign another 10 new franchises within the next year.

The news comes as long time franchisee and general manager, Paul Walters, takes over the company from founder Christine Taylor who is retiring from the business after 29 years.

As owners of the Aussie Pooch Mobile franchise, Paul and his wife Megan are happy to take the business to the next level.

“I am very excited at the prospect of leading Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash as it continues to grow,” Paul said.

Throughout the Covid-19 period so far the dog washing business has “done really well” he added.

“We’re selling franchises, I don’t really need to tinker with the model. What I am doing is looking at where we can take the business away from metro into other areas and have a few satellite franchises in New South Wales and Queensland.”

The franchise is appealing as a business option for existing customers, who love the brand and the service provided.

“One of the things we’re seeing is it’s not the traditional mum returning to work, or a certain age group, we’re getting franchisees from their early 20s to late 50s.

“We had been female-dominated for many years but people are looking for a change of lifestyle now,” revealed Paul.

“We’ve seen in the past four months, people have been able to access funds through redundancy or super and are looking for something a bit different.”

Paul believes the accessible cost helps to attract new franchise recruits – the franchise fee is $46,000.

  • Christine Taylor started dog washing as a part-time job when she was just 16. She founded the mobile business at the age of 23 in 1992, franchised the concept and took the mobile concept to New Zealand, the UK, the US, Malaysia and New Caledonia as The Pooch Mobile.