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Amazon.com Unveils List of Most Pampered Pet Cities in the U.S.

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:

1. Miami   11. Sacramento, Calif.
2. Seattle 12. Raleigh, N.C.
3. Atlanta 13. Denver
4. San Francisco 14. Colorado Springs, Colo.
5. Portland, Ore. 15. Baltimore
6. Washington, D.C. 16. San Jose, Calif.
7. Las Vegas 17. Albuquerque, N.M.
8. Austin, Texas 18. Chicago
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 or http://smile.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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