Its a dog’s Christmas!

December 23rd, 2014

Following a survey of 1000 Pets at Home customers it has been revealed that British pets are set to be spoilt rotten this Christmas as 92% of owners plan to buy them festive gifts this year.

Four in ten owners (41%) also intend to buy presents for their friends and family ‘from’ their pet, and an amazing 1 in 10 owners will even treat themselves to a special festive gift and claim it’s from their own pet!

When it comes to Christmas cards, not being able to read or write is no barrier to pets getting in on the act this year with 37% of owners saying that they plan to send a Christmas card from their pet, while 21% intend to send their own doggie or moggie a card. In addition the vast majority of owners (some 73%) said they will add their pets’ names to the cards they send out, just in the same way they would their partner or their children.

Just like children, many pets are now being treated to special festive luxuries in the lead-up to the big day, with 43% enjoying an Advent Calendar throughout December and 35% wearing a Christmas-themed outfit.

On Christmas Day morning itself 6 out of 10 pets are set to receive their own Christmas stocking, presumably left in the night by Santa ‘Claws’ himself!

Scott Jefferson, marketing director from Pets at Home, said: “Buying festive treats for pets is now just a given at Christmas. There’s such a huge range out there – from the cute Christmas jumpers to exciting Advent Calendars and stuffed stockings – going shopping for gifts for pets can be great fun and all part of the enjoyment of being a pet owner.” He continued, “Owners treat their pets like any other part of their family so it’s perfectly natural they are given a festive pet friendly dinner, included on the Christmas cards and more. Buying people gifts from their pet is a cute gesture which will put a smile on their face.”

Doggies visiting The Valley’s pet friendly cottages Cornwall won’t be missing out on the festive fun either this year as The Valley team have ensured that every doggie will be getting their own Christmas stocking full of treats on arrival.