Rosaline Hansen and her two dogs, Luna and Loial.
Rosaline Hansen is a self-proclaimed “crazy dog mom” and the owner of Pet Wants Newton. Her dogs play a huge role in her life and in making her happy every day. She launched a Pet Wants franchise because this business gives her a chance to help fellow pet parents give their animals longer, healthier and happier lives.
Rosaline is a Massachusetts native and, for 15 years before Pet Wants, she worked in sales and marketing in the wine and spirits industry. She and her husband Randy both have a passion for animals and loved the idea of having a family business. This led them to Pet Wants.
Deciding to leave her career and salary behind to invest in a franchise was a big decision for Rosaline, but she already had some understanding of the benefits of leveraging a franchise system rather than starting a new business from the ground up. Her father worked in franchise operations with other organizations for many years. She understood that franchise ownership would allow her to benefit from proven products and systems. According to Rosaline, “Small business owners wear many hats and are pulled in quite a few directions. But, as a franchise owner, I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel.” She knows that the products she is offering to her customers are high quality and tested for safety. That is one thing less she must worry about as a busy owner of a small business.
Rosaline has some words of advice for anyone thinking about starting a Pet Wants franchise, “Don’t be scared. You will get training from A to Z and constant support. If you are choosing to invest in this, follow their advice. They know what they are talking about!”
In addition to hard work, Rosaline has also been able to spend time getting involved in the community by supporting her local animal shelter and dog park. This has been a way for her to give back while also networking to grow her customer base. And she is definitely looking to grow. Rosaline invested in three territories right from the start!
Pet Wants is excited to have Rosaline Hansen and Pet Wants Newton as part of our growing network of franchisees.
Rosaline and Randy have two rescue pups – a Golden/Lab mix (and mommy’s girl) named Luna and a Boxer/Lab mix (daddy’s boy) named Loial. Rosaline has had dogs for most of her life and is a long-time donor to both the ASPCA and the Humane Society.