NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- With the pet industry booming, there are a lot of ways to take advantage of the spending habits of pet owners, and so-called luxury dog day care centers are leading the trend. There is a huge market for these at times eccentric services.
The Spot Experience is separating itself from the pack. The New York City business offers daily care for dogs only and offers an outside area for dogs to run around, cage-free overnight boarding, grooming, behavioral training sessions and dog-walking services. There are also concierges who will schedule vet appointments for owners, pet hair dye jobs and even shuttle services to get the dog from the home to the day care center.
|There are a lot of ways to take advantage of the spending habits of pet owners, and so-called luxury dog day care centers are at the top of the list.|
Ex-NFL player Mitch Marrow opened Spot a year ago, inspired by his own difficulties finding reliable care for his two large dogs (a St. Bernard and a Bullmastiff). Marrow's days in the NFL were short after being drafted to the Carolina Panthers. He left just a year later in 1999 after a serious back injury and became a hedge fund manager, but his long workdays and frequent travel and left his two dogs under-attended."I lived in