I remember when I lived in NYC more than 10 years ago, I was surprised by the absence of dogs. Today they are all over. They are a huge business in NYC. These pets are treated like human beings. They have an incredible variety of clothings, furniture – fur beds, the Gucci water bowls etc..- beauty products and food. Sometimes, I felt like I was in a shop for baby. Beauty Spas and hotels for pets are also available on the market ! Someone told me that New-Yorkers, especially the women, go after LA and Hollywood trends. That may be an explanation. Thank you Paris Hilton.