According to a blurb in Kiplinger's Personal Finance:
"The pet industry is growing twice as fast as the economy...Americans pamper their little friends. Dog and Cat hotels are one of...(an) expanding business."
I admit, I'm guilty of pampering. I've written posts about this in the past as I'm not always sure if the clothes are helpful to the pet, but it sure makes me feel better when my dog has a nice coat on in the winter. And of course, the Halloween costume!
There are so many aspects to this industry, and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.