Must like dogs

The big blue “Rover” grooming trailer is the distinctive feature of all Hydrodog franchisees. See founder Martin Rose talk about the gestation and growth of the business.

 See the video of Martin Rose, founder of the national mobile dog wash and grooming service Hydrodog, talking about setting the vision for the franchise chain.

A business that was always pitched to appeal to everyone and anyone, Hydrodog started life as a simple dog wash service by two brothers in Queensland in 1994.

The franchised service has grown to have over 140 franchises across Australia, and today turns over more than $9 million a year.

The very distinctive big blue grooming salon, nicknamed Rover, is a very visible roving advertisement for the firm; one that literally stops traffic. To be a Hydrodog franchisee you need to be comfortable dealing with man’s best friend.



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