III. Industry Analysis
With revenue doubling over the past decade the Pet Boarding industry is one of the few established industries to post consistently strong gains over the past decade.
Demand for pet boarding, training and walking is at an all-time high due to rising pet ownership, improved disposable income and changing consumer preferences regarding pet care. Industry revenue has grown at an annualized rate of 4.3% over the past five years. Pet parents are increasingly purchasing an ever expanding range of high-value services for their pets, contributing to industry revenue growth. Successful dog daycares remain abreast of emerging demands such as deluxe hotel suites equipped with TVs, webcams for owners, and training services, among other amenities.
Industry revenue is forecast to grow over the next five years. Increasing pet ownership will likely increase demand for services and rising per capita income will likely enable more owners to be able to afford luxury services. However, industry competition is expected to intensify as the number of establishments that offer pet-sitting services is expected to increase. Additionally, since pet sitters often host animals in their own homes or visit the pet’s home, these operators may have a lower cost structure than traditional daycare facilities.