No, you will not have to make any payments before your Wag’n Tails unit is ready for delivery. Wag’n Tails understands how important cash flow can be when starting a new business. Our lead time is typically only 4-6 weeks from the time of order. We always have an inventory of units on our lot ready for customization.
New Wag’n Tails customers receive marketing materials and guidance that help hundreds of groomers build successful businesses. We can sometimes even send customers your way.
The Wag’n Tails Business and Marketing Guide contains marketing materials like press releases, newspaper ads, brochure examples, and much more. Our business section highlights things like pricing, selling the benefits of mobile grooming to pet owners, and scheduling. But we give you more than just the materials.
More important, we provide tactics and ideas that have helped hundreds of our customers successfully start their businesses. And you have access to a family that operated more than 20 units for more than 30 years. We provide one-on-one phone consulting before and after your purchase
Customer references from around the country may also be available if you inquire.
If you own a Wag’n Tails unit, you are part of our family!
Depending upon what part of the country you work in, this convenient at-home grooming service charge averages between 25-50% more than a stationary grooming salon. For example, the cost of living is greater in Manhattan, NY than in Manhattan, KS. This is a small increase for the pet owner considering the convenience mobile groomers provide.
The average Wag’n Tails customer will groom 6-8 dogs per day.
Please refer to our profitability section to determine how many dogs per day are needed for to determine break-even point and profit.
This is a lesson we learned through years of experience. Large vans are designed to carry the loads needed for mobile grooming units. They have better suspension than lighter vans, and are designed for heavy-duty work.
With the generator, conversion, and water (50 gallons at a weight of 8.8 lbs. per gallon), you need a van that will withstand years of use. One-ton vans are necessary for the durability and longevity of your mobile unit.
What about a different table? No problem. We can install any table you choose.
We have designed a unit we think is a pleasure to work in. However, no two groomers are alike, so changes to most features are available. An extra charge may apply.
We have a wide variety of colors to choose from in marine vinyl.
Formica walls come in a wide assortment of colors, but for beneficial light reflection and a cleaner look we strongly recommend white Formica.
Yes, we have several financing sources available. You can finance the van, standard Wag’n Tails conversion, and options.
It will probably be easier to finance through our sources since they and their regional credit offices are accustomed to mobile grooming units. Ford Credit and Chrysler Capital are the most used sources.
Many of our clients receive loans at their local banks and credit unions. Our clients get great interest rates and terms because they have established relationships with these financial institutions.
Banks look at your credit score, debt-to-income ratio and credit history.
Congress recently passed a law to allow consumers to check their credit report annually at no charge. The website is located at www.annualcreditreport.com, or you may call at (877) 322-8228.
It is a good idea to check your credit report every 12 months to make sure creditors are reporting accurate information, and to look for identity theft issues.
There is a small fee to determine your actual credit score with the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and Transunion.
Most of our applicants qualify for financing, even as start-up businesses. There is no cost or obligation to buy when you apply for credit. Applying simply lets you know where you stand. It also helps us determine monthly payments.
Click on this link to start the pre-approval process:
That depends on three factors: the interest rate, down payment, and length of the loan. The only real way to determine your payment is with a pre-approval.
Wag’n Tails Mobile Pet Grooming builds your van in Granger, IN, about 20 minutes east of South Bend, IN.
The nearest airport is Michiana Regional Airport in South Bend. Most of our customers fly into South Bend or nearby Chicago, IL (Midway or O’Hare airports – two to three hours west). We offer pick-up service at South Bend’s Michiana Regional Airport, Monday through Friday during business hours.
Picking up your unit, here, in Granger, gives you time to complete the orientation on maintenance, mobile grooming techniques, and equipment operation. However, we also offer resouces for transport to your door within the US.
Please contact us ahead of time to get details for delivery.
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“I have owned my Wag’n Tails Pet Stylist Elite for over two years. I have a waiting list of new clients and plan to buy my second Pet Stylist Elite this year. My Wag’n Tails vehicle conveys the professional image that clients appreciate and have come to expect from my premium at-home grooming service.”
“Being a mobile groomer is great for numerous reasons. Some of the top benefits for me are: setting my own hours, working when I want to, and making as much money as I need. Another big plus is that the Pet Stylist Elite is really fun to drive!”
“There is life after the salon! My Wag’n Tails vehicle has proven to me that there is indeed life after the salon. I have rediscovered my craft in a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere, and I can now give my full attention to the pets in my care and their owners rather than to the ringing phones, client distractions, or daily commotion of a busy salon.”
“When I was 19 years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a dog groomer. They told me to go out and get a real job. Well, after 20 years in corporate accounting, I spent my bonus on grooming school and now I have my very own mobile pet grooming business. I guess that I finally have a ‘real job’. I wish that I had done it 20 years ago.”