The dog training brand has shown impressive nationwide growth.
The venture-backed, indoor dog training brand has managed to sign 30 new franchise deals since the year began. Zoom Room started 2020 with nine locations in four states to its name but has now grown to 41 units open or in development across 14 states. By January 2022, the brand expects to have 20 units open and 30 in development for a total of 50 locations.
“The pandemic has accelerated the trend of retail flight while increasing the number of entrepreneurs looking to start a new venture. The pet sector has always fared well even during the most economically challenging times; the recent boom in dog ownership is no exception,” said Mark Van Wye, CEO of Zoom Room
“We credit our extreme growth curve to astute investors responding well to Zoom Room’s ability to serve the needs of dog owners with a demonstrably profitable business model, thus meriting our brick-and-mortar place in communities across the country.”
PetPoint, a software used by over 1,200 dog shelters across the U.S. has recorded a 700 per cent increase in adoption and Americans are expected to spend a record $100bn on their pets in 2021.
“Zoom Room has seen a tremendous growth in sales with an increase of 99 per cent in same-store sales compared to the prior year,” said Anthony Polazzi, president of AP Franchised Concepts, the venture capital firm backing Zoom Room.
“We’re excited to support Zoom Room in expanding into multiple markets where the pet industry is booming. Zoom Room has one of the strongest and healthiest profit margins and is truly a company to watch within the franchise industry.”
Zoom Room offers full support to franchisees, from real estate support to financing. The brand also offers full training as well as complete marketing support.
“We fell in love with Zoom Room’s unique concept, whose sole purpose is to build and foster the bond between pet parent and dog through classes that emphasize socialization, positive reinforcement, and education,” said Ken and Cindy Mizell, who own and operate locations in North Dallas.
“We immediately recognized the profitable business model that could be attained through Zoom Room’s small retail footprint requirements, low payroll costs, and economies of scale that being part of a franchise system offers.”