Saturday, August 15, 2009

The economy goes to the dogs (in a good way)

Recently I have read a lot about the increase in dogs ending up in shelters because of the economy. But there is some good news: for the 76 million dogs still in US homes, lots are still getting good treatment. The pet industry is apparently "recession-proof."

This article in the Christian Science Monitor calls it the Dog Revolution-a change in the way Americans looks at their dogs. We are no longer just pets, but family members. From doggie daycare, to pet airways, to organic food, to pet physical therapy, the industry is booming. So I guess means dogs are doing their part to stimulate the economy! Do check out the whole article, which gives an interesting history of the economy of dogs.

Wags to my friend Shep in Virginia for the great tip!!

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