Over the last several years there has been a surge in spending on pet related items and services. From dog-only birthday parties and cafes to pet sitting services.
Now, a company in Miami has taken pet sitting services to a new level. If you feel like your pooch is just like a child, you can have the total parent-child experience by enrolling him or her in school, and you can stand on the curb waving goodbye with the other parents while a big yellow bus drives your furry kid to school--doggie school.
Totally Dog day camp in Miami picks up pooches in a school bus and takes them out and about for structured adventures and peer playtime while you're at the office. No more worrying that Rover is home chewing sofa legs or feeling neglected. For about $40 a day, this doggie adventure service promises to give pet owners peace of mind.
If you'd like to find out if your dog wants to participate in doggie day camp...no problem, just ask him or her.
The devise is catching on--300,000 of these "Bowlingual" devices have been sold in Japan, and manufacturer Takara is looking forward to launching the device in the USA this summer.
A Japanese toy manufacturer has developed a $120 pet collar they claim can transmit dog barks into "human language". The barks are matched against a database developed by animal behaviorists. In addition to several common phrases related to common emotional states, your best furry friend can now tell you, "you're ticking me off."