Kent Kwik announced that it has opened its first ever Kent Dog Wash, located next to a Kent Kwik and Kent Car Wash in Midland, Texas. The company stated that the self-service dog wash “promises to bring a whole new level of convenience and cleanliness to our furry friends.”
The self-service dog wash is equipped with facilities intended to make “bath time a breeze.” The dog wash features easy-to-use stations designed to cater to dogs of all sizes, along with high-quality, pet-friendly shampoos and conditioners.
The company said in a press release that the dog wash included features that are priced affordably, making it accessible for all pet owners.
Attached to the Kent Dog Wash is a dog park that visiting dogs and their owners can use.
Kent Kwik recently expanded its footprint in the southeast with its acquisition of Alabama-based DC Oil Company. The acquisition includes 13 Chevron Texaco-branded convenience stores, a fuel transportation fleet and a portfolio of dealer accounts. The move marks The Kent Companies entrance into its eighth operating state.
According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent an estimated $143.6 billion on their pets last year, including $62.7 billion on food and treats and $11.8 billion on services, which includes training and grooming (and dog washes).
Travelers with pets—whether professional drivers or families on vacation—are a coveted and growing customer base for c-stores. Learn more about pets and c-stores in “Pandering to Pets,” featured in the September 2023 issue of NACS Magazine.