Florida Ranked #8 For Puppy Presents During The Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for man and his best friend alike. A new study from TheNosePrint.com finds each state ranked by how much the average person spends on a holiday gift for their dog and Florida comes in at #8 on the list, spending an average of $25.13 per pet.

According to the site’s┬áSanta Dog Index, 71% of U.S. dog parents will give their dog a gift this holiday season. Their┬ástudy also revealed the Top 5 reasons that Americans give gifts to their dog:

1. To express love to my dog: 72% (percent of respondents who agreed with this reason)
2. Because it’s fun for me: 60%
3. To help my dog feel included like a family member: 54%
4. To give my dog a moment of happiness: 53%
5. To feel closer and bond with my dog: 43%

Take a look below at the full breakdown of all 50 states and their spending habits when it comes to their furry friends.

1. New Jersey: $30.01 (average gift spending per dog for state residents)
2. New York: $29.55
3. Pennsylvania: $28.75
4. Utah: $27.75
5. Georgia: $27.04
6. California: $26.07
7. Washington: $25.81
8. Florida: $25.13
9. Illinois: $24.98
10. Virginia: $24.58
11. Texas: $24.47
12. Colorado: $24.11
13. Arkansas: $24.00
14. Maryland: $23.79
15. Mississippi: $23.31
16. Alabama: $23.05
17. Massachusetts: $22.91
18. Iowa: $22.86
19. Idaho: $22.83
20. Wyoming: $22.71
21. Ohio: $22.63
22. Wisconsin: $22.47
23. Rhode Island: $22.38
24. Alaska: $21.89
25. Hawaii: $21.75
26. Montana: $21.60
27. South Carolina: $21.53
28. New Hampshire: $21.50
29. Michigan: $21.33
30. West Virginia: $21.00
31. New Mexico: $20.40
32. Indiana: $20.14
33. Louisiana: $19.47
34. Kansas: $18.38
35. Missouri: $18.33
36. Tennessee: $18.19
37. Oregon: $18.07
38. Vermont: $17.67
39. Minnesota: $17.08
40. Arizona: $16.20
41. South Dakota: $15.35
42. North Dakota: $15.25
43. Nevada: $15.00
44. Connecticut: $14.30
45. Delaware: $14.14
46. North Carolina: $13.58
47. Nebraska: $12.00
48. Maine: $11.00
49. Oklahoma: $9.44
50. Kentucky: $8.63

*** National Average: $23.10 ***

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