Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dogs Are Santa's Favorites

An AP-Petside.com Poll, conducted October 13-20, 2010, by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, found that 53 percent of pet owners plan to get their animals a present this holiday season. Of these, fifty-six percent of the dog owners say they'll buy their pets a gift this Christmas, but only 48 percent of the cat owners plan a gift. Also interesting: women (56 percent) are somewhat more likely than men (49 percent) to buy their animals a gift. The poll also showed that renters (66 percent) are more apt to pamper their pets than homeowners (49 percent). And while fewer than half of those who attend religious services weekly or more often say they plan to buy their pets a gift, 60 percent of those who never attend services do. And while we're talking about Christmas gifts for pets, don't forget to get yours, at i-pets.com.

9 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

I love taking my dog, Gizzy, to PetsMart and let him "shop" for his presents with me. As far as gifts under the tree, it'll be his favorite treats, some home cooked food (meat and veggies) and a new stuffed toy and an extra long walk with the works (brushing, pampering, extra loving) just a memorable day for him and I. I know, I'm selfish that way :-)

Merry Christmas to one and all...

Angus said...

Just like the other 364 days of the year ?

curator said...

I have to say those stats were really interesting. I'm a homeowner and it's true this is the first year that I plan to really buy proper gifts for the pets. I don't know why I didn't before.

sadie riley said...

I love to get my pets gifts for christmas! i dont know why i just do! Its fun for me!

The author said...

I guess it's pretty obvious that women are more likely than men to buy their animals a gift. I'm probably a great contribution to that statistic. Comfortable puppy beds, yummy bacon bites and tiny stuffed animals that constantly squeak are just a few of the many things I look forward to give my dog around Christmas. Great find!

Ryan said...

I think my cat will just have to settle for food this year. I'd get him a new cat castle if I could afford it.

Shannon's Pet-Sitting said...

My 2 cats got a fling-ama-string & a Kitty Calisthenics by Pet Lane. Go figure they don't touch the Kitty Calisthenics. At least I got it for 50%!
My cat humors me w/ the fling-ama-string & has it mastered! So she lays down & waits for the string to come by her to catch it! LOL

For other fun & interesting pet info you can check out my blog "The Twilight Bark" at http://shannonspet-sittingtwilightbark.blogspot.com/

masterofboots said...

well, pets are cute even when they are naughty

Sammy said...

Sammy saw Santa on a firetruck!