According to the American Pet Product Association (APPA), Americans spent approximately $47.7 billion on pet products and services in 2010. Since 1988, pet ownership has expanded from 56% of households to 62%. That’s 71.4 million homes! Often one animal just isn’t enough: some 46% of all households own more than one pet. Cats slightly outnumber dogs, but one or the other can be found in at least one out of three homes.
Here are a few of the biggest areas of growth in the pet world:
•Dog Training-for obedience, agility and show training
•Pet Supplies From general product stores to designer name brands
•Dog Food / Pet Food including gourmet menus and organic pet food offerings.
•Grooming A clean pet makes for a happy owner;do-it-yourself pet grooming locations, all-inclusive spas, and even pet massage services.
•Waste Removal-These franchises schedule home visits to clean the yard, disinfect the porch, and sanitize dogs runs and kennels