New Zealand Dog News

Reviewing the dog news in New Zealand with editors comments. Someone needs to keep reviewing how our dogs are doing in society.

November 19, 2011

A furry merry Christmas


"Christmas is about the pets," said Gayla McCarthy, 58, of Kekaha, Hawaii, whose Australian shepherd, Echo, will find a toy under the tree. McCarthy even got a shirt for her husband as a gift to him from the dog, and she'll be giving collapsible bowls that she ordered online to all their friends' dogs.

Although the average budget for pet gifts among those surveyed was US$46, 72 per cent said they'd spend US$30 or less. Those who bought gifts for their pets last year said they spent US$41 on average.

Income makes a difference. Those making US$50,000 or more say they plan to spend an average of US$57 on their pets. MORE>>


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