As New Orleans Saints win, so do local pet stores
Posted on November 25, 2009 under Pet Industry News
With the New Orleans Saints sitting atop the National Football League’s leader board with an undefeated record, Saint Bernards aren’t the only dogs rooting for the sacred-named football team.
Pet shops around Louisiana are claiming that the success of the New Orleans Saints is drawing pet owners into stores and helping merchandise fly off the shelves, WDSU reports.
"We can’t even keep [Saints gear] in stock," Sharon Collitt, owner of the French Quarter Pet Asylum, told the news source. "People are flying in here. They want to buy our tee shirts and collars for all their dogs, big and small."
As football fans continue to dress their pets in black and gold this season, Collitt said that the sale of New Orleans Saints pet gear has gone up 100 percent, giving pet shop owners another reason to cheer on their team each Sunday. Last year the team finished with an 8-8 record.
On Monday night, Saints fans and their dogs will be howling for their team to beat the New England Patriots, the last NFL team to finish a season undefeated. The game will be played in New Orleans.