Scenthound Opens First North Carolina “Scenter”

Scenthound, the world’s only wellness-based dog groomer, opened its first North Carolina location in Apex in January. The brand offers pet parents simple membership options to ensure that their dog is getting the routine care it needs.

The new location is run by local franchisees Raj and Kavitha Kadumpalli, and Amitha and Ram Ravulapati. The group is excited to bring the out-of-state concept to North Carolina for the first time.

“We are so excited to bring this innovative concept to our community because it’s unlike anything out there,” said Raj. “One of the most unique aspects is that we are membership-based. We want what’s best for your dog – which is grooming on a routine basis. On our ‘e-scent-tials’ plan, you can bring in your dog once a month and get them the care they need to stay healthy and clean. On our unlimited plan, you can bring in your dog every single day if you’d like, and it’s still affordable.”

Scenthound was founded in 2015 after CEO Tim Vogel spent more than 10 years running both a mobile grooming business and local grooming shops, seeing first-hand the shortcomings within the booming pet industry and the lack of education surrounding dog grooming.

“Many pet parents do not realize that just because your dog may not need a haircut, it doesn’t mean they don’t need routine care to stay healthy,” said CEO Tim Vogel. “We started Scenthound as a way to offer grooming services that cater to all breeds. As we expand nationally, we hope to educate as many people as possible and make sure their dogs get the care they need.”

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