Pet Services Are A Multi-Billion-Dollar IndustryWritten by Thaddeus Collins
There are many of us who consider our pets as part of family, and this is evidenced by a recent statistic that states 65% of all U.S. homes own at least one pet. Along with this increase in pet ownership comes need for services tailored for our petís comfort. And, because of this trend, pet services have grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry that encompasses a wide range of services from pet supplies to recovery services aimed at returning our lost pets.
The largest industry leader is still pet supply, and companies like PetCo and PetSmart are leading forces, providing everything from pet foods to grooming. Companies like these have evolved because their services are based on growth of pet population, and our need to make our pets feel like a family member. This focus has driven industry from a single section in discount and grocery stores into a wide range of businesses that are tailored at pampering our pets.
One of services that have grown out of this industry are pet sitting services that will, as title implies sit for your pet like a baby sitter sits for you children. These services can range from kennels with all amenities that will pamper your pet while your on extended absences, to small home services that sit for your pets while your at work. The cost for services can range from a few dollars per hour for basic sitting services to a few thousand dollars for more posh kennel services that cater to your petsí every need. Then there are specialty service that have become popular by their use in movies and television commercials, and most recognized of these is pet walking services. Pet walking services became popular in movies of cosmopolitan life in inner city, and this service has grown ever since. Another popular service, but not as glamorous is poopey scooper service, that effectively keeps our streets clean. And, with recent laws that have been enacted regarding this issue, this service is becoming ever popular.
Five Things you Should Know About Boston TerriersWritten by Katelyn Thomas
1.Bostons love to snuggle and cuddle. They want to sit in your lap if they are on floor. If theyíre already in your lap, they want to curl around your neck or burrow into your chest. 2.Just because theyíre cuddle bugs, donít think Boston Terriers are low energy dogs. These dogs need to run and play and run some more. They love to chase after butterflies and bugs and can keep up with much larger dogs. 3.For a little dog, Boston is a big chewer. Your puppy is going to need plenty of chew toys. If you donít provide toys, he will find his own. Your furniture, shoes, and even your feet will fall prey to his sharp little teeth.