Mutt Monday

Kevin the gentle giant is our Mutt Monday dog this week.

Kevin is truly a gentle giant, with a big, sweet personality to match his size. At one and a half years old, he still has the energy and enthusiasm of a puppy, but will happily curl up at your feet in the evening.

Kevin knows his basic commands and loves his afternoon walks. Due to his size (82 pounds), Kevin will do best in a home with no small children. He has lived with large and small dogs, and would probably love to have a buddy! We do require a meet and greet with your pup before adoption.

Kevin the gentle giant and is available at Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Pete.

 

 

Top 5 States With The Most Spoiled Dogs

If you have a dog, chances are it’s pretty spoiled.  Between dog outfits, dog beds, home-cooking your dog meals, installing dog doors, our pups are spoiled.

According to Forbes, there was a survey of 5,000 dog owners, they wanted to find the states where they are spoiled the most.

We found out that dog owners in some states have between 4-5 outfits for their dogs, Have dog birthday parties, their own Instagram accounts and join their dog owners on their vacations.

 

  • #1 New York

     

    Skyline of New York City

    New York tops the list of states with the most spoiled dogs.

    40% of New Yorkers said they’ve spent more money on spoiling their dog than on spoiling their significant other, and 55% said they spend more money on their dog’s health and grooming than they do on their own.

    42% of New Yorkers regularly throw birthday parties and 25% said they’ve pushed their dog in a stroller and 59% have bought their dog outfits and accessories.

  • #2 California

    Beach Coastline

     

    Dog owners in California love to treat their pups – to a Starbucks Puppuccino.  They also ranked second in spending more money on health and grooming on their dog then themselves.  You can also find dog owners in California carrying their pet when it doesn’t want to walk.  19% will put their dog in a stroller and 39% throw their dog a birthday party.

  • #3 Washington

    Space Needle and Seattle downtown

    Washingtonians don’t like to leave their four-legged friends behind when they go on a trip. More than half  said they’ve brought their dog on vacation with them.  They were also the second most likely in the nation to order a special treat for their pups at a restaurants.  Also, about 38% prepare home cooked meals for their pets.

     

  • #4 Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Pennsylvania

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    The 4th ranked state on the list find that over 64% of residents buy outfits for their dogs.  I guess when it gets cold, they need a sweater?  Residents also spend more money on spoiling their dog than on spoiling their significant other, around 35%.

  • #5 New Jersey

    Jersey City Skyline

    About 22% of people love pushing their dogs around in strollers and around 40% throw doggie birthday parties.