The story of how the Craigslist “pet-downturn” in Tampa started with a pet-related ad in December.
When people saw the ad they went out and bought a pet.
But when they returned to the Craigslist ad, they were told that the pet wasn’t available and that the price of the pet was going to go up.
“So then they started buying the pets,” said Joe DePaola, owner of the Tampa Pets of Tampa, which now has a Facebook page.
“It’s been like a tsunami.
People are buying pets for a lot less money. “
And then we started to see the same thing.
People are buying pets for a lot less money.
And they’re getting into the pet business.”
DePaolas said that as a result of the online pet-buying boom, there has been a surge in pet-adoption centers, which are usually filled with people with pets and usually have limited space.
“Now we have so many people buying pets, people are getting in at a very, very fast pace,” DePaoli said.
“We’ve had people come in from other states, who never even thought they would do that, to come into our center.”
The rise in pet adoption Centers are a big business in the pet industry, with the U.S. Census reporting that in 2017, there were more than $7.8 billion in pet adoptions.
That’s up from $6.3 billion in 2016.
“The pet-farming boom has really exploded in the last few years,” said John Cogan, director of the University of Florida’s Center for Animal Health Sciences.
“There are more people interested in pet ownership, and they’re willing to pay for it.”
The popularity of the hobby pet is also helping pet owners and pet lovers find a new home.
According to a recent study by the Humane Society of the United States, pet ownership has risen by nearly 20% over the last 10 years.
And there are many reasons for this surge in interest, said Mark Ritter, a professor of economics at Ohio State University.
“One is that people are choosing to have pets over work,” Ritter said.
That can also be a boon to pet owners because, in a pet industry that tends to be lean and efficient, pet owners are able to save money by buying a pet for less than the cost of a typical dog or cat.
Another factor is that pet owners tend to have a lot of time on their hands.
“They can be busy and their children can be in school and they can’t go out and meet new people,” Ritters said.
And pet owners also have a reputation for being kind, he said.
Pets also tend to be more social animals than other animals, and therefore people tend to find them more attractive than dogs or cats.
But Ritter says the pet-policies trend in the U, U.K. and other countries, which includes Australia and Canada, can have an effect.
“When you see a lot more people getting involved with pet ownership in those countries, you tend to see more adoptions,” Ritzer said.
So far, however, he believes there’s not a lot that can be done about it.
“This is just an issue that’s going to take a long time to solve,” he said, adding that pet-owner groups, including those for people with special needs, are already working on strategies to help pet owners.
For the time being, though, people can just wait and hope that pet buying does pick up, even if the trend has yet to fully materialize.
“Hopefully, we’ll have more people owning their own pet sooner rather than later,” Rittters said.