Is Fido on your gift list? PetSmart expects 76 percent of pet owners will buy their pet a holiday gift
People are willing to buy $150 dog collars and $245 cat strollers for their pets. While these price tags might seem high, Moran said, "Our average purchase is an affordable luxury."
With all that money being spent on pets, cats are still getting the short end of the stick. About 53 percent of dogs will receive a holiday gift this year compared with only 38 percent of cats. Moran told CNBC that cat owners are much more value sensitive.
The top holiday gift among PetSmart customers is a Sunbeam Gourmet Dog Treat Maker for $29.99, the CEO said. (Read More: The 12 Days of Christmas More Expensive Than Ever.)
Is there room for PetSmart to grow? If you are betting on housing there might be. Moran told CNBC his company is ready to pounce on a housing recovery, explaining home sales are closely correlated to pet acquisition.
PetSmart shares have enjoyed a nice run over the past 12 months, gaining more than 50 percent.
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