New Business for Pet Care

by | Jun 11, 2024 | Animals, Business, Online Exclusives

Woofie’s of Greater Jacksonville offers premier pet-care services for dogs, cats, birds, lizards and other animals from Atlantic Beach to Wilmington.

Woofie’s of Greater Jacksonville launched its premier pet-care services with a grand- opening celebration and participation in the Kick Off Summer Pawlooza Dog Adoption event in Jacksonville on June 1. They celebrated their official launch at the fourth annual pet adoption event hosted by Adoption First Animal Rescue, a rescue organization that specializes in saving dogs set to be euthanized at local animal shelters and finding homes for them.

The new Woofie’s franchise, independently owned and operated by Crystal Witt and Neil Dakake of Topsail Island, serves areas along the North Carolina coast from Atlantic Beach to Wilmington, including Camp Lejeune, with premier pet care services for dogs, cats, birds, lizards and other animals.

Woofie’s pet services include a wide range of services including pet sitting, dog walking, grooming in its mobile pet spa and other personalized services for area pet owners who need an extra helping hand or want to pamper their pets. Woofie’s believes in prioritizing pet health and wellness and has partnered with The Farmer’s Dog. They have also joined forces with The Pet Vet Connection to deliver 24/7 vet telehealth services.

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Witt and Dakake and their staff are pet CPR- and first aid-trained. They are also AKC-certified S.A.F.E groomers who know how to work with pets that may be anxious. Witt, with a 22-year background in nursing, and Dakake, with 14 years as a franchising consultant with Subway, have skill sets that line up perfectly with their new Woofie’s franchise. They have three children, Sydney, 20, Ava, 18, and Lucas, 15, and two dogs: Tiger Joe, a rescued brindle pit bull mix, and Cash, a beagle.

“When we moved into Topsail four years ago, we found a community we love and wanted to give back in some way,” Witt says.  “We recognized that this area and the whole N.C. coast could benefit from a well-run pet care business when we had to cut our own vacation short due to a pet care problem. So we decided to investigate it.”

Dakake adds, “Woofie’s is an emerging brand with great support and great opportunities, offering lots of freedom and flexibility.

So now we can do what we love, working with pets and their owners, providing comprehensive services and reliable care, plus have a voice in the direction of the franchise. It’s an exciting opportunity.”

Woofie’s Upcoming Events:
Have a pint and get your pups pampered at these upcoming events.
June 13: Yappy Hour at Topsail Island Brewing
June 15: Yappy Hour at Sandpiper Brewing
June 16: Bark in the Park at Wilmington Sharks Ballfield
June 27: Yappy Hour at Topsail Island Brewing
June 30: Yappy Hour at Outer Dunes Brewing

Find Out More:
Woofie’s of Greater Jacksonville
(910) 500-1563
woofies.com/greater-jacksonville

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