Certified Pet Groomer and Owner of Avery's Pet Styling Salon and Boutique, Taria Avery Spots New Trend in Establishments Becoming More Pet-Friendly in Metropolitan Areas

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Taria Avery, Certified Pet Groomer and owner of premier mobile spa service in Philadelphia, has noted recent trend in pet friendly high-rise communities, offices and retail establishments following the current pet owner boom.

Grooming Expert Taria Avery with her two fur-kids Avery, the chocolate lab, and Tiger Lily, the cat.

The numbers support the need for condominiums, apartments and hotels to further accommodate pet parents’ busy and dynamic lifestyles.

Along with the increase in pet ownership, there has been a sudden increase of pet-friendly establishments including luxury high-rise condominiums, corporate workspaces and even outdoors eating establishments. Taria Avery, President and CEO of Avery’s Pet Styling Salon and Boutique, a mobile pet-grooming salon that services the city of Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, has felt the spike. Her mobile pet spa’s services were recently added to another luxury high-rise condominium building in Center City Philadelphia bringing her services to 20+ of the top 40 4-star high rises.

Avery, a Certified Pet Groomer and loving pet-parent herself, attributes the growing trend to pet owners viewing their pets as family members, and as a result of companies and establishments looking to add value to loyal customers during an unstable economic climate. Avery notes, “the numbers support the need for condominiums, apartments and hotels to further accommodate pet parents’ busy and dynamic lifestyles.”

In 2012, American households spent over $52 billion dollars on pet care and according to the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey pet ownership is at an all time high. The survey states pet ownership among all U.S. households is 68 percent, or an increase to 82.5 million pet owning households this past year.

With pet parents sparing no expense to tend to their special fur-kids, this trend of pet-friendly establishments will continue to increase concurrently. Avery concludes stating, “In addition to the expansion, our certified pet groomers are in two of the three luxury high-rise condo buildings each week. In fact, we are actively hiring entry level groomers now to keep up with the new business.”

Avery's team of Professional Certified Groomers have brought their unique skill set of certified credentials, extensive experience, compassion and high integrity to hundreds of clients to date. The mobile pet spa operates in eight counties between Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has traveled over 65,000 miles in 5 years, grooming a few thousand fur-kids each year.

More About Taria Avery of Avery's Pet Styling Salon & Boutique:
Taria Avery's mission is to provide peace of mind for the pet parent by enhancing the health and wellness of their fur-kids with tender loving care. She is the President and CEO of Avery's Pet Styling Salon and Boutique, a state-of-the-art mobile grooming salon servicing the Greater Philadelphia metro area and southern New Jersey. She holds certifications in many key areas including CPR and first aid for animals, nutrition, animal behavior, aromatherapy, etc. Taria has been featured as a pet grooming expert for various media outlets including 6ABC News' TV program "FYI Philly", Philadelphia Magazine, Pet Product New International, Philadelphia CN8 Network "Your Morning" show, KYW NewsRadio 1060, The Philadelphia Tribune and Philly Fit magazine. Her areas of expertise include the state of the pet industry, groomer certifications and tips for pet parents on selecting a groomer. To contact Taria Avery for speaking engagements, advice columns or features please email taria(at)averyspetstyle(dot)com.

Click Here to watch Taria Avery on 6 ABC News' "FYI Philly".
Click Here to watch Taria Avery on CN8 Network's “Your Morning Show”

More About Avery’s Pet Styling Salon and Boutique:
Avery's Pet Styling Salon & Boutique is a multi-award winning mobile grooming salon for dogs and cats servicing the Greater Philadelphia metro area region and southern New Jersey. Avery's pet groomers and stylists are prepared to pamper dogs and cats of every breed with high quality eco-friendly spa treatments and a keen eye on the fur-kid's health. Avery's Pet Styling Salon and Boutique is for pet parents who want to rely on professionals to simplify their pet care decisions and while enhancing their modern lifestyle. Each fur-kid receives special individualized attention from Avery's team of Certified Professional Pet Groomers and Stylists. Avery's salon was named "Best Mobile Dog and Cat Groomer" in the region in 2011 by Philadelphia Magazine.

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