Portland ranks high in pet-related gifting

Using a compilation of pet item sales in 2013, Amazon.com released its Top 20 Most Pampered Pet Cities in the US.  Portland came in 5th for money spent on pet-related products, treats and other doodads through the online retailer.  Amazon also discovered that San Jose, CA purchased the most horse-related products (who’d a thunk it!), and that the ubiquitous Cat Dancer was one of the top-selling items of the year, closely followed by the Hide-A-Squirrel toy for dogs.  “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, Amazon Pets Category Leader.  “From Miami to Seattle, it’s clear 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.”  Miami took the number-one spot, followed by Seattle, Atlanta and San Francisco.