Who knew the pet industry was worth $41 billion dollars in 2007? According to Business Week, that number will only grow in coming years. Maybe it’s because animals are no longer just animals. They’re now part of the family – “kids,” if you will – who we are happy to treat as such.
Meet Jackson, an important part of the ForYourParty team. Each morning he’s greeted personally by each staff member and spoken to like a person (and the best part is, he understands most of what we tell him). A day without Jackson is like a day without any other member of our team.
Rachel, Jackson’s “mom”, had the amazing idea to treat him just like a kid and throw him a birthday party. She invited six other dogs and their respective owners to celebrate his second birthday with dog treats, toys and drinks for the adults. It was a special way to bring people together and to celebrate the special relationship between dog owner and dog.
In fact, Rachel’s not alone. Dog owners across the U.S. are doing the same. The website www.dog-birthday-parties.com offers some simple FAQs, such as how many people to invite, what games to play and how to prepare. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have some!
Of course, there’s the invitation. Try our personalized invitations with envelopes. We offer personalized napkins to accommodate drinks and snacks for both the pets and the owners. For each of the above, we have 21 custom graphics of animalsthat could be used for your next pet party. Need to take notes? Customize one of our memo pads with your favorite canine or feline’s name and add a graphic above the text! The great thing about pet parties is that you can be creative! There is no protocol like there is for other traditional parties.
A few inspirational quotes to remind you of why our four-legged beloved ones deserve billions of dollars in attention:
“A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.”
“Thousands of years cats were worshipped as gods. They have never forgotten this.”
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
– Mahatma Gandhi