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Animal Attraction: Most Pampered Pet Cities in the U.S.

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

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           
2. Seattle         
3. Atlanta         
4. San Francisco         
5. Portland, Ore.         
6. Washington, D.C.         
7. Las Vegas         
8. Austin, Texas         
9. Tucson, Ariz.         
10. San Diego         
11. Sacramento, Calif.
12. Raleigh, N.C.
13. Denver
14. Colorado Springs, Colo.
15. Baltimore
16. San Jose, Calif.
17. Albuquerque, N.M.
18. Chicago
19. Omaha, Neb.
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.”

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