We had a great time hosting our first #petzihalloween costume contest and were overjoyed with all of the entries we got from our small-but-growing community (see all of the entries and the winners here). Our contest is a small example of a growing trend: including our pets in holidays like Halloween. According to this article from The Atlantic: “The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts total Halloween spending—including candy, costumes, and decorations—to come in at $7.4 billion this year.”
And how much will we spend on our pets? “The NRF estimates that Americans will spend $350 million just on pet Halloween costumes.”
Whether you joined us for the #petzihalloween contest this year or not, with numbers like that we know there’s a good chance you spend quite a bit on your pet (and why not? They are family). So the question is: how much did you spend on your pet this Halloween?