In the old days, simply having a yard and a dog bed was considered enough to keep a puppy happy. However, increased spending on pets and the products and services around them has opened a floodgate of new ideas, from dog gyms to in-home dog sitting. The latest craze among new homeowners? Full-featured dog suites built directly into their homes. Luxury developers have caught on to the idea that people put a premium on their pet’s care, and that premium comes with an equally premium price tag. New homes in one area of Los Angeles now boast an optional 170-square-foot pet suite with a washing station, hand-held sprayer, leash connections, and a dryer. Los Angeles isn’t the only city on the dog-friendly path. Apartment complexes and new homes alike across the nation are offering more amenities than ever to pet owners. Many complexes now include dog walks or dog parks, pet-friendly lease terms, and dog washes. Pet hotels have popped up at an incredible rate, as have doggy daycares, dog bakeries, and other dog-centric activities. Construction companies and management agencies know that with $60 billion set to be spent by pet owners in 2014, there’s plenty of room to get in on what continues to be a booming industry.
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Craig is an entrepreneur and business executive with an extensive background in all aspects of small business management. As a long-time dog advocate and guardian, he founded Vet Organics to develop an affordable, all-natural, safe, and effective dog ear infection remedy. With the help of natural chemists and botanical experts, Vet Organics products have helped thousands of dogs around the world find relief for painful, chronic ear infections. Craig went on to design powerful all-natural formulas that address a variety of dog and cat ailments, health-boosting supplements, and nutritious treats. When he isn’t designing solutions for dog and cat well-being, he can be found mentoring young entrepreneurs in his community, traveling the world, or building other businesses with an ethical and sustainable focus.