Colorado has some of the most spoiled dogs

By Elizabeth Weiler on December 15, 2023
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TOPSHOT – Corgi dogs race during the heats of the Southern California “Corgi Nationals” championship at the Santa Anita Horse Racetrack in Arcadia, California on May 26 2019. – The event saw hundreds of Corgi dogs compete for the coveted fastest corgi title at the 17 race event. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Denver, CO — What many already know has now been confirmed with a Forbes study, Coloradans love their dogs. But where do they fall among the most spoiled dogs in the U.S.?

A recent Forbes Advisory study reveals that more than 1 in 5 humans spend more money on Christmas gifts for their dog than on gifts for their friends and family. After survey of 10,000 dog owners using specific metrics¹, a conclusion was made. 

First in line is Florida. As Forbes reports, the sunshine state has the largest group of dog owners who spend more money on their dog’s health and grooming than their own. 

Next, in second comes Alaska, followed by Washington. 

With a score of 82.04 out of 100, Colorado dogs are in the fourth most spoiled state, just five points ahead of California. More than one in four dog owners in Colorado have pushed their dogs in a stroller. Fifty one percent of Colorado dog owners order their pups a treat at a restaurant.

Additionally Colorado dogs owners are highly likely to throw birthday parties for their dog, take their dog to dog-friendly activities and spending more money on their dog’s health and grooming than they do on their own. 

States with the least spoiled dogs were:

Oklahoma
Indiana
Wisconsin
Idaho
New Mexico
South Carolina.

To read the full study, click here. 

To view a list of great local dog parks, click here!

 

 

¹To determine which states have the most spoiled dogs, Forbes Advisor compared all 50 states across the following 10 metrics:

Percentage of dog owners who spend more money on their dog’s health and grooming than they do on their own: 25% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who have brought their dog on vacation: 15% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who regularly prepare homemade dog food or treats: 15% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who regularly throw birthday parties or other celebrations for their dog: 10% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who take their dog to dog-friendly activities: 10% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who have pushed their dog in a stroller: 5% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who have put perfume or cologne on their dog: 5% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who have painted their dog’s nails: 5% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who have bought their dog outfits and accessories: 5% of score.
Percentage of dog owners who have ordered their dog a special treat at a restaurant: 5% of score

 

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