In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of cat and dog lovers in big cities, especially in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. The increase in cat and dog lovers also revived the sectors for the needs of these animals. The serious increases in the food industry and animal care products confirm this intensity.
As such, while the love of cats and dogs pushes people to search for food and safety, animal owners have begun to think about where to leave their dogs or cats and under what conditions they will take possession of them during the upcoming Eid-al-Adha, as in almost every holiday period.
When it comes to holidays, interest in places that fit the definition of cat-dog-friendly, ‘animal-friendly’, hotel has also intensified on this axis.
The hotel industry also noticed the mobility
According to the recent demands, the interest in cat and dog hotels tripled with the start of the summer period, while the number of daily demands before the Eid al-Adha holiday doubled.
Armut, one of Turkey’s online platforms in the service area, examined the increasing demands before the Eid holiday.
The increase in cat and dog hotels, which increased with the summer season, was put under the microscope.
Compared to the previous year, the demand for cat and dog hotels for our pawed friends increased by 114% in the first month of 2021.
When animal lovers go on vacation
Animal lovers, who started to go on vacation with the rising temperatures in May and June, tripled the demand for cat and dog hotels, and as of July, the daily demands reached their peak. Due to the Eid-al-Adha holiday, which will begin in the coming days, a great increase was observed in the demands. While 50% of these requests were made by pet owners in Istanbul, 39.6% came from Ankara, 11.3% from İzmir, 4% from Antalya, 3.8% from Bursa and 3.18% from Muğla.
It has been noted that pet owners who stay at the cat and dog hotel for a maximum of one week during their holidays cannot stay away from their pawed friends. Among the requests, the vast majority of animal lovers pay attention to keep their cat or dog together with food and litter, while keeping them in separate environments with another animal and not being kept in a cage. During the holiday, the demands of those who want to video chat with their cat or dog regularly or who want photos and videos every day are among the highlights.