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After Years of Service, the Scally Family Chose To Invest in JDog Brands for an Entrepreneurial Opportunity True to Their Military Roots

Matt and Shannon Scally, two Air Force Veterans, will begin operating their JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business in August.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 4:16PM 07/18/22

Matt and Shannon Scally met about 15 years ago when stationed in Germany. After impressive careers, Matt retired in 2008, and Shannon retired just this April. After separating from the Air Force, the two were ready for a change that would allow them to settle down without losing touch with their roots. Now, their Alamo Ranch, Texas JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business is set to begin operations in August.

“Military branding and conviction were important to us,” Matt said. “We wanted to make sure JDog wasn’t another front using military branding as a marketing strategy. But when we met the team, it felt like we were back with military people, and that camaraderie really made us pull the trigger.”

Neither was born and raised in the San Antonio area, but they were stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming, before retirement. They decided to relocate to Texas simply because they loved the area.

Now, they’re committed to making a difference in their new community.

“We really want to build the brand in the San Antonio area and become a pillar in the community,” Matt said. Shannon added, “We’re still putting down roots but are very committed to making a difference here.”

Though the first location is opening in August, the Scallys are not stopping at one. Their current agreement includes a total of three territories. Matt explained that they will begin operations with the first territory and commit to building a strong foundation. Within the next year, the pair hopes to become profitable in their first territory and begin growing into the next two.

Another goal, though less explicitly business-oriented, is just as close to their hearts.

“We also want to make a difference in the community,” he said. “Homelessness and food scarcity are two initiatives we’ve been trying to become involved with and will continue to push as the business grows. If we can make a name for ourselves in that sector, that would be an accomplishment in year one.”

As the Scally's look toward opening day, they are excited to kick off operations on August 26th, National Dog Day. They will celebrate the milestone by supporting another community staple, San Antonio’s Pets Alive!, an organization that works to save the lives of at-risk animals in the area, by covering the adoption fees of all animals that day.

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