Aussie Pet Mobile vs. Zoom Room

Zoom Room

Aussie Pet Mobile

Brick-and-Mortar establishment.
A visible presence in your community.
Mobile grooming franchise.
Typically run as a multi-unit operation; can also be run as a single-unit.
Franchise fee: $35,000 Franchise fee: Ranges from $29,000 to $69,000 depending on size of territory
Training fee: none!
All training is included with no hidden fees.
Training fee: $1,000 per employee
Designated equipment fee: none. Designated equipment fee: $25,000. (Equipment package is essentially a down payment on the Mercedes van.)
Amount due upon signing: $35,000. Amount due upon signing: $55,000-$95,000+ depending on size of territory.
Renewal fee: none! Renewal fee: $13,333
Royalty: 8%
No monthly minimum.
Royalty: 8%
A mandatory minimum of approx. $600/mo.
National Advertising Fund Contribution: 1%
No monthly minimum.
National Advertising Fund Contribution: 4%
A mandatory minimum of approx. $300/mo.
Total Royalty: 9% Total Royalty: 12%
Sources of revenue:
  • Private dog training
  • Group classes
  • Agility league
  • Dog birthday parties
  • Center rentals
  • Retail sales of pet supplies, treats, toys and training gear
  • Rentals to local dog trainers
  • Doggy Disco nights
  • Puppy preschool
  • Meet-up events
  • Indoor dog park and agility practice
  • Bark Mitzvahs and other canine events
  • Canine Good Citizen testing
  • Educational seminars
  • Sale of gift cards
Sources of revenue:
  • Dog grooming
  • Flea & tick control
  • Cat grooming
Can you run the business yourself? Yes. Can you run the business yourself? Yes.
Can you hire additional employees? Yes. Can you hire additional employees? Yes.
Social aspect:
  • You teach group classes at your own dedicated training center, with dogs and their owners coming to you
  • Owners are always present, and training revolves around deepening the bonds of communication between dogs and their owners.
  • Your center includes a Hound Lounge with refreshments, hot dogs and ice cream for both dogs and their owners, free WiFi, coffee, and a kid-center with toys and games
  • As the Zoom Room is also a Canine Social Club, you'll also be playing host or hostess to dog birthday parties, breed meet-up groups, Doggy Disco nights, Yappy Hour, and other social gatherings of like-minded dog-owners.
Social aspect:
  • You work out of your house and drive to other people's homes to groom their dogs.
  • You hook up to the client's electricity and water supply.
  • In the case of multi-unit operators, which is the norm, you maintain communication and support with your fleet in their respective areas.