Holiday shoppers make list for family pets

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Holiday shoppers make list for family petsSome proud pet owners are likely to know about – an online social network that connects owners, allowing them share advice, pictures and videos. However, even these affiliated animal lovers may not know about the websites newest feature, which lets browsers shop for their pets at more than 70 nationwide pet care retail partners.

According to the Human-Animal Bond Survey by The Hartz Mountain Corp, about 75 percent of pet owners consider their animal to be a member of the family. As the holiday season approaches, many will be looking for a treat for their dog or cat that they can put under the tree.

While these animals may end up having more fun with the wrapping paper, Petsintouch will likely give buyers some great gift ideas to help spread holiday cheer to the family’s four-legged members.

"The concept was to create a one stop destination that will provide members with a full shopping experience," said Vanessa Serrano, the website’s managing director.

She added, "The new petmall is basically the destination for thousands of products for all of’s eight pet categories."

According to Pet Age Magazine, the average animal owner spent about $38 per transaction in pet stores in 2006.

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