MIAMI — Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming announced it will open its first retail location in Illinois. The new store will open near Chicago in the Romeoville and Naperville areas next year.

“This is an exciting development for Woof Gang and for pet owners seeking the very best for their beloved companions in the Chicago suburb,” said Ricardo Azevedo, chief executive officer of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming. “As one of the most lively and vibrant destinations in the United States, Illinois is the perfect place to bring our core values of exceptional care, superior products, and a genuine love for animals.”

Woof Gang currently has more than 250 retail locations open or under development throughout 21 states. The locations offer luxury pet services, gourmet treats, pet food products and more. In the first half of this year, the retailer signed several new franchise agreements in Atlanta and California, as well as its first international agreement.

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