Woof Gang Bakery, the leader in specialty pet retail and grooming with more than 100 locations across the U.S., has launched the new Groomer Appreciation Rewards program to recognize and award professional pet groomers throughout the company.

“Specialty pet stores recognize the importance of grooming and other services as contributing success factors for brick and mortar stores,” said Paul Allen, CEO, Woof Gang Bakery. “Seven years ago, Woof Gang Bakery introduced grooming into our retail stores. This year, we will groom more than 600,000 dogs, due to the performance of the concept, the commitment of our franchise owners and the quality of our groomers.”

Running July 1 through Dec. 31, 2018, all Woof Gang Bakery groomers are eligible to earn entries based on number of grooms completed. At the end of each month within the program period, there will be a raffle drawing to award cash prizes to five groomers a month.

In January 2019, at the conclusion of the 2018 Groomer Appreciation Rewards program, there will be an Ultimate Reward raffle from all the entries collected during the program period. The Ultimate Reward raffle will award additional cash prizes, plus an all-expenses paid trip for 10 Woof Gang Bakery groomers to SuperZoo 2019 in Las Vegas.

By the end of 2018, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming will have more than 110 stores with more than 400 professional pet groomers. The company is projected to groom more than 600,000 dogs this year.