Miami — Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, a leading pet service franchise brand in the U.S., will open its first store in Canada in 2023. The pet store will be the company’s first franchise-owned international location in the greater Toronto area, with plans to open 200 locations in the country. With its mission to be the world’s largest network of neighborhood pet stores, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming has 200 locations open or under development across 18 states in the U.S. offering luxury spa services, gourmet treats and premium pet nutrition.
“We’re thrilled to be widening the Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming footprint starting with our Canadian debut in the vibrant greater Toronto area,” says Alex Macedo, chairman of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming. Macedo previously served as global brand president for Tim Hortons. “The Canadian culture aligns perfectly with Woof Gang’s values of community, quality and great customer service and we look forward to growing our brand here to meet the demand of the pet ownership industry in the country.”
From 2020-2022, the pet ownership market in Canada has seen an increase due to the pandemic, with 60% of Canadian households reporting ownership of at least one dog or cat and an increase in the dog population from 7.7 million to 7.9 million dogs, according to Canadian Animal Health Institute 2022 Pet Population Survey.
Macedo and Ricardo Azevedo, former U.S. president for Tim Hortons, will be bringing the U.S. pet service brand to Canada.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming has a unique combination of specialized grooming and a boutique retail experience, offering franchise owners multiple lines of revenue and a one-stop-shop to meet the needs of pet owners. Each location is committed to the happiness, well-being and health of pets.
Founded in 2007, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is a leading specialty retailer of pet food, pet supplies and professional pet grooming in North America, with 200 locations open or under development in the United States. For more information, visit www.woofgangbakery.com.
SOURCE: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming