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The Pet Care Industry


Revenues Show Steady Growth

According to the APPA, American Pet Products Association pet boarding, grooming, and daycare accounted for $10.7 billion of the $95.7 billion dollar pet industry in 2019. 

The Ark's first location opened in 2006 right before the Recession that devastated many small businesses in the United States. While other businesses were failing The Ark was thriving, boasting double digit sales percentage growth rates through the worse periods in 2008 and 2009.

APPA National Pet Owners Survey Statistics: Pet Ownership & Annual Expenses 

According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 84.9 millions homes compared to 56% of U.S. households that owned a pet in 1988.

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet (millions)

63.4 Dog

42.7 Cat

5.7 - Bird

5.4 Small Animal

4.5 Reptile

*Statistics provided by American Pet Products Association's 2018-2019 National Pet Owners Survey.

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