Miami, Seattle, Atlanta, San Francisco and Portland ranked “top dogs”
with the most pet-related items purchased per capita in 2013
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2014--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) – To mark the start of National Pet Month on May 1,
Amazon.com today introduced a list of the most pampered pet cities in
the U.S. based on 2013 sales of pet-related items: everything from dog
toys to cat grooming items to bird treats. The Top 20 Most Pampered Pet
Cities in the U.S., on a per capita basis among cities with more than
400,000 residents, are:
11. Sacramento, Calif.
12. Raleigh, N.C.
4. San Francisco
14. Colorado Springs, Colo.
5. Portland, Ore.
6. Washington, D.C.
16. San Jose, Calif.
7. Las Vegas
17. Albuquerque, N.M.
8. Austin, Texas
9. Tucson, Ariz.
19. Omaha, Neb.
10. San Diego
20. Virginia Beach, Va.
The Amazon.com sales data reveals:
Miami Is Best In Show: The residents of Miami know how to
pamper their pets: the city ranked highest for pampering their dogs,
cats, birds, aquatic animals and reptiles. Miami locals also
purchased the most toys overall for their pets, and spoiled their dogs
and cats by buying the most apparel and accessories, grooming products
and health supplies.
Treat-Less In Seattle? Not Likely: While the city ranked second
overall, Seattle locals love to give their animals treats. This locale
topped the list for purchasing the most treats for dogs, cats, birds
and other small animals.
Horsing Around In San Jose: The residents of San Jose, Calif.,
followed by Colorado Springs, Colo., Long Beach, Calif., Nashville,
Tenn., and Omaha, Neb., showed the most love for their horse friends
by purchasing the largest number of horse-related products.
Most Popular Pet Products: The best-selling pet-related items
based on the number of units sold in 2013 included the Cat
Dancer 301 Cat Charmer Interactive Cat Toy, Kyjen
Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy for Dogs and StarMark
Clicker Dog Training System.
“We love our four-legged friends at Amazon—hundreds of dogs walk the
halls every day in our Seattle headquarters—and we’re excited to see who
else around the country pampers their pets,” said Kristiana Helmick,
Category Leader of Amazon Pets. “From Miami to Seattle, it’s clear that
there are pet lovers coast-to-coast, and this list gives a bit of
insight into where some of the most devoted pet owners (and most
fortunate pets) call home.”
The wide selection of pet-related items that pet lovers purchase on
Amazon.com – including products for dogs, cats, birds, aquatic animals,
reptiles, horses and more – is available at http://www.amazon.com/pets
Customers who shop the pet store through smile.amazon.com can choose
their favorite pet-related charitable organization and Amazon will
donate 0.5% of the purchase price for tens of millions of eligible items.
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