Monday, January 14, 2013

Honor Thou #Pet

Replacement Referee Dog Costume

January 14

Dress Up Your Pet 

Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Today's national holiday was founded in 2009 by Colleen Paige,  a Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, and the Animal Miracle Network. It's purpose is to create a fun way to honor the pets that we love and to support the pet fashion industry.  

National Dress Up Your Pet Day offers pet owners an excuse to break out those pet Halloween costumes again. Some things pet owners may want to consider before putting that wonderful costume on their pet are weather condition, comfort and pet personality. Costumes are not a one size fit all pets.  You can find more information on choosing the right costume at this link

Find what works best for your pet then let him or her strut their stuff all day long.

American Pet Statistics
According to the  Human Society's website at the following is true of American pet owners between 2011-2012. These stats were determined from the American Pet Products Association 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey.


  1. There are approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States
  2. Thirty-nine percent of U.S. households own at least one dog
  3. Most owners (60 percent) own one dog
  4. Twenty-eight percent of owners own two dogs
  5. Twelve percent of owners own three or more dogs
  6. On average, owners have almost two dogs (1.69 percent)
  7. The proportion of male to female dogs is even
  8. Twenty-one percent of owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter
  9. On average, dog owners spent $248 on veterinary visits (vaccine, well visits) annually
  10. Seventy-eight percent of owned dogs are spayed or neutered


  1. There are approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States
  2. Thirty-three percent of U.S. households own at least one cat
  3. Fifty-two percent of owners own more than one cat
  4. On average, owners have two cats (2.2)
  5. More female cats are owned than male cats (80 percent vs. 65 percent respectively)
  6. Twenty-one percent of owned cats were adopted from an animal shelter
  7. Cat owners spent an average of $219 on routine veterinary visits
  8. Eighty-eight percent of owned cats are spayed or neutered

US News and Report reported the following cities were the best places to visit with your pets. 
  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Portland, Oregon
  3. New York, New York
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  6. Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Charleston, South Carolina
  8. Orlando, Florida
You can learn more at