doggie play-care (which I understand costs a bit more because the ratio of dogs to toys and dogs to care takers.)
The U.S. pet care services trade is currently a 40 B dollar industry.
According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA)
Three-quarters of dog owners consider their pet like a child or family member. The most widely expanding segment of the pet product market: dental products. Whitening strips, mouth wash and orthodontic products.
Take comfort in knowing that someone is actually adding these products to a weekly shopping list. Making mental note to self, that fluffy's bad breath needs to be micro managed.
Yesterday while awaiting a green light I sat behind two separate trucks advertising the following services : poop be gone, and smilin dogs pick-up and drop off service. You might ask drop and pick-up?? Perhaps doggies these days have "play" dates or shopping excursions..or dentist appointments. Feel secure knowing that fido is ridin' around town in some nice looking wheels while sniffing out a new friends bum.
So when people say things like "going to the dogs" it may help to remember the research from our furry friends political action committee which conjures up a whole other vision of fleas but I will bite my tongue for now.