Even in a period of economic slowdown, Tulsans spare no expense taking care of their pets.
Owners of pet-based businesses that sell goods and services for dogs, cats and their owners said that for the most part, local and national economic factors have not caused their businesses any decline in profit.
Nancy Werhane, co-owner of Pooches, a day care, grooming, boarding and training center for dogs located at 2234 E. 56th Place, said she’s been waiting to see a drop in business but has not seen one so far.
“We keep watching to see the effect. We’re quote-unquote a luxury item, so you’d think we’d be one of the first to get hit. But so far, in our experience, people are absolutely devoted to their dogs and will spare no expense on taking care of their dogs,” Werhane said.
It’s A Dog’s Economy