HANOI – On a summer evening in central Hanoi, 22-year-old Son relaxes with his girlfriend as their pet poodle Bean plays on the grass among a menagerie of dogs including huskies, a Doberman and a pitbull-mix.
A boy sits next to his dog at a street in Hanoi, Vietnam Aug 18. Vietnam's pet industry is booming — more dog trainers and groomers are opening across the country, with some online dog clubs attracting thousands of members. (EPA photo)
"Lots of people bring their dogs here," says Son, a driver. "In the afternoon it's cool and Bean likes to swim in the pond."
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