Vancouver home to Canada’s most pampered pets, according to Amazon

The city of Vancouver has the most pampered pets in Canada, according to data released by

Amazon’s fifth annual pampered pets list was compiled using sales data for pet related items from from August 2016 to August 2017 on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents. 

Sales data was collected from products for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and small animals.

Along with Vancouver at No. 1, three other Lower Mainland centres — Burnaby (5), Richmond (13) and Surrey (17) — cracked Amazon’s list of top 20 most pampered pets cities in Canada.

According to Amazon, Vancouver has the most mollycoddled mutts.

“The city of Vancouver was top dog in the pooches’ category, purchasing the most accessories, grooming products, toys and treats,” Amazon said in a release.

Burnaby, meanwhile, has the most pampered cats in the country.

“Not only did Burnaby make its return to the top 20 this year after falling out last year, but residents ranked the highest in purchases for cat products. From beds to grooming to litter, they were all about the cattitude this year,” the release said.

Vancouver also ranked first in the small animals category as well, which includes products for everything from guinea pigs to hamsters. 

 The top 20 most pampered pets cities in Canada are:

  1. Vancouver, British Columbia
  2. Edmonton, Alberta
  3. Calgary, Alberta
  4. London, Ontario
  5. Burnaby, British Columbia
  6. Winnipeg, Manitoba
  7. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  8. Mississauga, Ontario
  9. Kitchener, Ontario
  10. Ottawa, Ontario
  11. Regina, Saskatchewan
  12. Windsor, Ontario
  13. Richmond, British Columbia
  14. Gatineau, Quebec
  15. Toronto, Ontario
  16. Markham, Ontario
  17. Surrey, British Columbia
  18. Brampton, Ontario
  19. Hamilton, Ontario
  20. Halifax, Nova Scotia


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Publishing Information: 02 Oct, 2017 By Scott Brown

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