4 Dec | Posted by katherine | no comments |
We have become known as the Top Dog Walking Company in South Boston…. We recently caught up with the Boston Globe to answer s few questions about the Pet industry in America.
Below is a Snippet from the Original Article on the Boston Globe:
Katherine Heatley, owner and operator of Kat’s Dog Walking in South Boston, said her sales have climbed about 20 percent over the past three years. She said she averages one to three requests from new clients every week and now employs five part-time dog walkers.
She said she also has long wait-lists — up to six months for a place in a play group, an activity that involves picking up the dogs, usually six or seven in total, taking them to a dog park, playing ball, distributing treats, and driving them home.
“Southie is crazy for dogs,” Heatley said.
South Boston, in many ways, captures the trends driving sales of pet products and services higher. As the neighborhood gentrifies, it includes both young professionals who are taking on pets as a way to meet people or provide a test run for parenthood — a “gateway into human relationships,” according to a pet service provider — and older residents seeking companionship and a way to stay active.