There's something to bark about in Chapin. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming will open its doors at 1221 Chapin Road (Suite C) in Chapin come October.
Owner Ginger Cline said a trip to a Woof Gang store in the mountains last fall inspired her to open a location of her own.
"Whenever we’re somewhere and there’s a Woof Gang, we go in, we’re always bringing treats back for our dogs," Cline said. "My kids were like 'mom why don't you open one?' I was in transition from my former job and didn't really know what I wanted to do, and I was kind of like well why don’t we look into it?"
Cline is a Lexington native who moved to the other side of Lake Murray in Chapin after marrying her husband in 2001. "The opportunity to bring a store like that to Chapin seemed like a no brainer, so here we are finally," she said. "We are dog people, they are a part of our life, it’s a lifestyle with them."
The store offers professional dog grooming, healthy dog food and treats, accessories, collars and toys.
Woof Gang originated in Orlando and went on to offer franchise opportunities across the country. Cline said there are about 140 stores nationwide and five stores in South Carolina. The upcoming location in Chapin and a new store in Bluffton will round out a total of seven stores in South Carolina before the end of the year.
Cline said she is looking forward to hosting events including, "yappy hour," pictures with Santa and other holiday pet photos, and adopt-a-pet events.
She added that she will be hiring groomers, bathers and retail help. Those interested in employment can contact Cline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the Woof Gang corporate office finalizes a website for Cline's Chapin location, the website will be linked in this article.