Dog Walking Services
The Dog Walking Services industry maintained growth over the five years to 2017. Higher pet ownership and increased pet spending have helped the industry thrive over the past five years, supported by rising disposable income levels. Moreover, the industry experienced steady growth, as both employment and average working hours have increased from 2012 onward, causing pet owners to leave their homes and spend more time at the workplace, boosting demand for industry services. Over the next five years, expected stability in the job market and increased working hours will facilitate greater demand for dog walkers and pet sitting services, as will further increases in disposable income levels. However, competitive pricing pressures will cause profit constraints moving forward.
This industry includes establishments that provide dog walking services to households. Also included in this industry are pet sitters, who commonly make personal visits to pet owner’s homes to care for dogs and cats. The industry does not include companies that primarily offer pet grooming, training, boarding or other pet services, which are included in the Pet Grooming and Boarding industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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