Pet Hotel Hadley, coming soon
Always nice to see a business opening in the Happy Valley that does not target UMass students.
With the pet care industry recession-proof and their new location about as perfect as you can get, situated halfway between Amherst and Northampton, the new luxurious Pet Hotel Hadley is destined to be the cat's pajamas.
Two thirds of Americans own animals (about 86 million cats and 78 million dogs) so the market is nothing if not elephantine.
And since veterinary care accounts for the lions share of service oriented annual spending on pets this new operation--specializing in boarding and grooming--will probably not represent a significant threat to long-time local mom and pop operations like Dr. Katz's Hampshire Veterinary Hospital in Amherst or Valley Veterinary Hospital, also located in Hadley.