London is the #1 pet loving city

SEATTLE, WA, Oct. 2, 2018 /CNW/ -  Amazon Canada released the sixth annual list of the top 20 cities in Canada that pamper their pets the most. This list was compiled by comparing per capita sales data for pet items purchased on from August 2017 to August 2018 in cities with more than 100,000 residents. Sales data was collected from products for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and small animals.

For the first time ever, London takes the top spot on the list, continuing their steady climb from No. 7 in 2016 and No. 4 in 2017. Vancouver is still a pet-loving city, but dropped from first place in 2017 down to No. 3. Calgary has made the move to second place taking the spot from another Alberta city, Edmonton, which dropped 11 places to No. 13.

The top 20 cities in Canada that pamper their pets the most are:


London, ON


Richmond, BC


Calgary, AB


Winnipeg, MB


Vancouver, BC


Edmonton, AB


Kitchener, ON


Markham, ON


Saskatoon, SK


Ottawa, ON


Mississauga, ON


Brampton, ON


Gatineau, QC


Surrey, BC


Burnaby, BC


Hamilton, ON


Windsor, ON


Toronto, ON


Regina, SK


Laval, QC

Taking a closer look, the data revealed:

  • Most Spoiled Pups: Saskatoon, Kitchener and Gatineau, respectively, are the top cities that pamper their pups, buying the most accessories, grooming products, toys and treats.
  • Stylish City Kitties: There is a direct connection between size of a city and purchases on cat accessories. Torontonians purchased more feline fashion than any other city, but stylish cats in Alberta's Calgary and Edmonton closely follow.
  • Digging the Dog Accessories: Despite dropping from No. 1 in 2017 to No. 3 this year, Vancouver still makes a statement when it comes to investing in some canine flair. The majority of their puppy purchases were accessories designed to make pooches of all shapes and sizes look extra special.
  • Fish Fascination: Across the country, land-locked cities are more likely to spoil their fish with popular purchases like aquarium décor, food, heaters, lights and more. London, Mississauga, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Brampton take the top five spots for fancy fish.
  • Bigger Cities, Smaller Pets: Calgary, No. 2 in the overall top 20 list, also made into the top three cities for the most pampered cats, reptiles and birds, while Toronto took first place for most pampered cats and reptiles.

Highest Ranking Rise: Gatineau has made the biggest climb up the ranks, rising from No. 14 in 2017 to No. 7 this year. The city has also claimed a spot as one of the top three cities who pamper their dogs the most.

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