Family man and former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg shares his love of dogs and introduces his curly-coated retriever, Molly.
With an estimated 90 million pet dogs in the United States, approximately 40 percent of all American households today own one or more of man’s best friend. Lifelong dog lover and former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg introduces his own curly-coated retriever and talks more about his other interests and national pet ownership.
“Ever since childhood, I’ve always loved dogs,” explains Greenberg, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and an experienced wealth advisor.
Today, Greenberg owns a liver-colored curly-coated retriever named Molasses but called Molly by the family. “I’m extremely fortunate to have Molly in my life, and the whole family loves her,” reveals the proud father of two. “Curly-coated retrievers were originally bred in England for bird and waterfowl hunting, as far back as 1860,” he explains.
Praised by the American Kennel Club for their affectionate, playful, and mischievous-but-gentle nature, curly-coated retrievers are also considered more independent and less needy than other retriever breeds. “Molly is a great watchdog and, true to name, a gregarious retriever!” remarks Greenberg. “With almost boundless energy, she enjoys plenty of outdoor exercises, something which is essential for the breed,” he adds.
With around 40 percent of all U.S. households owning at least one dog, America is home to more than 90 million of man’s best friend—plus approximately 95 million cats—according to a recent American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey.
The figures reveal that, in addition to cats and dogs, American pet owners are further responsible for more than 20 million pet birds, 14 million small animals, over 9 million reptiles, and approximately 7.5 million horses. “Topping the charts, numbers-wise, however,” adds Greenberg, “are aquarium fish, with almost 160 million individual fresh and saltwater fish kept as pets across the nation.”
“Accordingly,” the former Morgan Stanley broker continues, “pet care in America is a multi-billion dollar industry, worth tens of billions of dollars annually.”
Pet industry expenditure in the U.S. is currently at an all-time high, equivalent to more than $70 billion per year based on the latest estimates, up from approximately $42 billion just a decade ago.
Away from dog ownership, Greenberg has traveled extensively across the United States and internationally, both for business and for pleasure. Such travel has afforded the former Morgan Stanley broker with abundant opportunities to indulge in many of his favorite activities and interests, including skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and wine tasting. The seasoned wealth advisor is also a keen climber and is set to travel to Tanzania in north-easternmost Africa this month to scale the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro with his two grown-up sons.
“When I’m at home and not traveling, I particularly enjoy getting outdoors with Molly, and taking in the beautiful local scenery here in Clackamas County, Oregon,” adds the international jet-setter, wrapping up.
Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, located 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley Executive Director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation. A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.