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The boarding kennel and dog day-care centre: dog holidays

By N. Carr

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This chapter explores the history, scale and nature of boarding kennels and dog day-care centres. Associated with these businesses, the chapter also discusses the professional pet-sitting industry. This analysis is set within the recognition of the changing nature of human-dog relations and the values associated with pet dogs by their owners/human companions and society in general. Based on the recognition of the changing position of dogs in society in general, and within individual families and human perceptions of the leisure needs of dogs, this chapter discusses the potential future for the boarding kennel, dog day-care and pet-sitting industries.

Pages 107-116
ISBN/ISSN 978-1-78064-318-2
Publisher Cabi
DOI 10.1079/9781780643182.0107
Language English
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  1. Animals
  2. Anthropology
  3. Canidae
  4. Canine
  5. Carnivores
  6. Day Care
  7. Dogs
  8. Kennels
  9. Leisure
  10. Mammals
  11. pet care
  12. Pets and companion animals
  13. Social psychology and social anthropology
  14. social values
  15. vertebrates