Opening of the Scenthound franchise in West Wichita


Keely Garza is opening a Scenthound franchise to make it “so easy for dog parents to provide routine care for their dogs”. Her own dogs are Mocha, left, and Joule.

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There’s a new franchise coming to Wichita that’s all about caring for dogs — and in the process, their owners, too.

Keely Garza opens Scenthound to make it “so easy for dog parents to provide routine care for their dogs”.

The business will be located at 10240 W. 29th St. North, near the corner of 29th and Maize Road, just down from Sam’s Club.

Garza is a former kennel manager.

“I fell in love with the position and the pitch.”

She always wanted to have her own business, so she teamed up with her father, Sean Falk, who has been involved in franchising for over 25 years. He found Florida-based Scenthound.

Scenthound’s “perfume” represents skin, coat, ears, nails, and teeth.

The company offers three levels of dog wash subscriptions. Customers can choose plans for $29 or $39 per month or $59 per month for unlimited washing.

“It’s cheap and easy,” Garza said. “It just spoke to me as a big dog parent.”

In addition to basic hygiene and grooming, Scenthound offers complementary services such as grooming, plaque reduction and shedding treatments. Prices for supplements vary depending on the size and coat of the dog.

Although she owns some big dogs herself, Garza said, “We’re here for all dogs of all sizes.”

Dan Unruh and Curt Robertson of InSite Real Estate Group handled the transaction for the space.

Scenthound will open in early November. Garza said more locations are possible in Wichita and maybe even beyond eventually.

This story was originally published October 6, 2022 1:19 p.m.

Carrie Rengers has been a journalist for more than three decades, including nearly 20 years at the Wichita Eagle. Did you hear her? business scoop column runs five days a week in The Eagle. If you have any advice, please email or tweet him or call 316-268-6340.

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