Dog sitting experts and Arizona dog boarding professionals like the ones at Sleepover Rover, Inc. would agree that it’s a new day for dogs (and cats)! They’ve gone from the backyard to the bedroom, and their newfound status is driving the billion dollar pet care business. No longer are dogs left outside, unattended for much of the time and separate from the family. And no longer are they merely the province of children. Indeed, they are now an integral part of the family unit. The new breed of pet owner is more in tune with the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of his pet, and demands better care for his canine companions.
Think about it. Premium dog food was almost unheard of not long ago. Now it is stocked in grocery stores. And with the baby boom generation traveling more, exercising more, and eating better, their lifestyle choices are reflected in demand for quality pet products and services. Doggie day care sitters and in-home dog boarding are staples for those who travel. Baby boomers and younger pet owners alike join dog and cat clubs, go to dog parks, compete in shows with their pets, take their pets to hospitals and nursing homes, and walk with them more. They even take them to work and make them the centerpiece of divorce settlements! And of course, they invite them into their beds.
And how the pet industry has responded! Designer pet clothes, gourmet pet food, doggie daycare and grooming spas are now par for the course. Indeed any compromise in the care or treatment of their pet can leave a modern-day owner riddled with guilt. They are not a “settle for” group. More importantly, they are a fast growing and powerful demographic within the pet care industry. These clients find pet pampering highly enjoyable, and are not afraid to spend their money in that pursuit.
Arizona-based Sleepover Rover, Inc., caters to a clientele that is highly discriminating. By placing dogs in private homes with full-time dog lovers, they can duplicate the rarified environment most dogs enjoy in their homes. To assuage guilt or fear, pet parents visit their prospective host families in their homes before booking a reservation. Many clients book sleepovers months in advance and work their travel plans around host family availability. By listening and responding to the demands of our customers, Sleepover Rover, Inc. and many others companies have claimed a place in a billion dollar, inflation proof industry.
Contributed by Sleepover Rover, Inc.