Looking for a cute photo op for your dog? PetSmart stores nationwide will again offer Santa Claws events each weekend in December, where you can have your dog’s picture taken with Santa. We did this years ago, and it turned out really cute.
Stats from the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association show that we spend an enormous amount of money on our pets, particularly around the holidays. Will you buy for your four-legged children this year?
Just in time for Black Friday, this poll from Associated Press and Petside.com shows that, in spite of the bad economy, more of us plan on purchasing holiday gifts for our pet than last year. 43% of respondents said they bought last year, while 52% plan to buy this year.
One surprising stat that came from the study is that 60% of dog guardians will treat their pets to something special under the tree while only 40% of cat guardians will. Similarly, and not nearly so surprising, is that over 60% of females plan to buy while only 40% of men plan to do so.
Do you worry about your dog getting into the decorations? Although only 14% of those surveyed said their pets had gotten into something in the past, but nearly 60% they do consider their pets when buying decorations.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!