Scenthound Expands Franchise in Georgia



Scenthound signed a development deal to bring three new locations to the Atlanta metropolitan area.

The Florida-based dog grooming franchise has four locations currently open and 11 additional units in development throughout Florida. The development deal marks the first time the franchise is entering a new state, less than a year after announcing its franchise opportunity. 

While these are unprecedented times, local franchisee Doug Johnston is moving forward to bring economic growth to his community, with doors of his first location expected to open this fall. Johnston and his partner, Ann Sander, are eyeing the North Fulton area, including Alpharetta, Roswell and Milton for their Scenthound locations.

Prior to joining Scenthound, Johnston had a 35 year corporate career in finance, IT and operations. Sander currently is in her 11th year of residential real estate in the area. 

“Scenthound is a brand we are really excited to become a part of so that we can help serve the dogs in our community,” Johnston said. “During this pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty out there for many businesses, but after getting to know Scenthound it became very clear to us that there is always going to be a need for pet care. The services that Scenthound provides keeps dogs healthy and prevents issues down the line. Our community loves their dogs and we can not wait to take care of them.”

As part of its Southeastern expansion plan, Scenthound aims to sell 40 total units and open 20 by the end of the year. 


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