PET GROOMING INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
The U.S. pet grooming services market size to reach USD 6 billion in 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period. The pet grooming market is witnessing an increasing application of natural and non-toxic products. With the increasing pet humanization trend, coupled with high adoption, several owners prefer organic or natural products to ensure their pets' safety and health. The growing consumer propensity toward organic products provides a better immune system and overall wellbeing in terms of skin, fur, hair, coat, and life expectancy. Pet enthusiasts are switching from products containing artificial additives to natural or organic-based products. In recent times, animal owners have become increasingly aware of the dangers associated with the use of chemical and toxic grooming products. In an attempt to follow sustainable practices, several grooming service providers opt for reusable and recycled products. Shampoos used in hydro baths have a low pH level, making them recirculated wastewater, which is suitable for gardening. Therefore, the use of non-toxic, eco-friendly, and organic grooming products for bathing, massages, and ear & eye cleaning is likely to boost the U.S pet grooming services market during the forecast period.
- Despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US pet industry's revenue reached USD 99 billion in 2020 from USD 95.7 billion in 2019.
- The increase in digitalization and e-commerce portals is likely to increase the demand for online grooming services and other premium amenities.
- Millennials are the largest pet-owning generation and have overtaken aging baby boomers.
- The increasing preference for pet ownership among millennials is a significant driver for the mobile services market's growth.
- The rising awareness of pet grooming accelerates the demand for specialized shampoos and conditioners, thereby driving the growth of grooming products.
- The increasing adoption rate and the popularity of pet humanization concepts significantly contribute to the demand for several grooming products.
U.S. PET GROOMING SERVICES MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY TYPE
The US dog grooming services market expects to reach over USD 3 billion by 2026. A major factor influencing these services is the increasing adoption of dogs and the pet humanization concept's popularity. Approximately 5% of the US adults adopt dogs and are willing to pay for premium care such as healthcare, organic food, training, and regular grooming. The increased awareness of pets' comfort and safety has increased the demand for several products and accessories, including grooming. With the rise in infections, allergies, bacterial diseases, and other skin disorders, daily grooming services are growing as they reduce skin and other related infectious diseases. The US cat grooming services market is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during 2020–2026. With over 62% pet ownership in the US, over 42 million households own cats. Cats are treated as part of the family, and pet owners are keen to spend on premium amenities such as grooming and training services. Although cats are self-cleaning creatures with limited grooming needs, regular brushing helps remove loose hairs and dead skin and prevent external parasitic infections.
INSIGHTS BY SERVICES
The bath & dry segment expects to generate a relatively higher revenue than other segments as most grooming amenities require products such as shampoos and conditioners. The segment is growing at a CAGR of approx. 6%, which is expected to grow further during the forecast period. Regular bathing with lukewarm water and mild shampoo keeps the pet hygienic and relaxed and prevents knots and skin infections. However, bathing comes with their own set of challenges as they depend on the animal’s breed, lifestyle, and health needs.
The hair & skin segment is likely to account for over USD 1 billion by 2026 and is expected to grow substantially during the forecast period. Regular grooming helps maintain healthy coats and skin and allows groomers to identify abnormalities, including parasitic infections caused by fleas and ticks. Grooming services such as scrubbing, blow-drying, and brushing remove dead skin and hair, allowing proper circulation. These are highly crucial for the wellbeing of the pet, thereby influencing the global market’s growth. Hair and skin grooming include haircuts, de-shedding, de-matting, and de-ticking treatments. Although the frequency of these services is relatively lower than bath & dry amenities, the market is expected to witness growth in the South, Midwest, and Northeast regions of the US.
INSIGHTS BY OPERATION
Salon pet grooming services are the primary revenue generators and are expected to dominate during the forecast period. Salons are affordable and can provide services to a large number of pets per day. These can take a longer duration than mobile services and are widely available across the US. These saloons offer bathing, brushing, nail trimming, ear and eye cleaning, haircutting, de-shedding, de-matting, and flea and tick treatment. However, these services are often stressful for pets as they are time-consuming, and standard grooming takes longer than mobile grooming.
Mobile grooming services account for a small share of over 22%; however, they are likely to grow at an impressive CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing preference in the millennial population to own pets is one of the major drivers for the mobile services market's growth. Mobile services offer flexibility, comfort, and convenience; hence, they are increasing acceptance among pet lovers and owners.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
South, West, and Midwest are the major revenue contributors to the U.S. pet grooming services market share. Despite the pandemic's outbreak, the US pet care market accounted for about USD 99 billion in 2020, and the industry is expected to grow during the forecast period. Increasing awareness of the health and hygiene of pets is anticipated to drive the US market growth. In the southern region, most households prefer dogs over cats. Arkansas has the highest percentage of dog ownership in the US, with over 51% of households owning dogs. The increasing adoption rate is likely to drive pet grooming services as owners consider them as family members and provide premium care.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The US pet grooming products market is fragmented with the presence of several companies. Aussie Pet Mobile, The Pooch Mobile, Camp Bow Wow, Pet Palace Preppie Pooch, Oscar’s Pet Resort, Kriser’s, Canine Studio. Chama’s, Canine House of Style, Bow Wow Meow, Red Rover, Dog Gone Hairy, and The Pet Maven are the major vendors in the North America market. Several players or startups are tapping into the growing demand for mobile pet grooming services. Many prominent players in the market offer grooming services. Most groomers prefer mobile grooming on their own or through franchisees. Aussie Pet Mobile, one of the key players in the U.S. pet grooming services market, offers franchising opportunities. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aussie Pet Mobile expects to expand by adding new franchisees across the US.
The U.S. pet grooming services market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
- Bath & Dry
- Hair & Skin
- Nail & Paws
- Eye, Ear, & Teeth