Pampered Pets Now Celebrating Birthdays, 'Bark Mitzvahs' and Weddings - NECN

Pampered Pets Now Celebrating Birthdays, 'Bark Mitzvahs' and Weddings

Forty-four percent of millenials view pets as practice for the real deal

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    How to Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday, Bark-Mitzvah

    Now, more than ever, we're pampering our four-legged-friends in bizarre ways, from "bark-mitzvahs" to "exchange of bows" weddings. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports. (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018)

    Birthday parties aren't just for people anymore.

    Pet owners are celebrating big milestones with all of the fanfare that comes with it: decorations, favors, presents, outfits. Some even rent out a venue.

    And of course, there's the cake.

    "With pets becoming more part of the family people want to celebrate," says pet bakery owner Barbara Burg

    Burg's bakery specializes in personalized "pawty" cakes, and business is booming.

    Millennials in particular spend an increasing amount each year on their furry friends.

    Perhaps one reason is that many millennials see pets not as companions, but as starter children. Forty-four percent view pets as practice for the real deal, which could be enough to drive millennial pet parents to invest more time and money into finding organic food or building a doggie wardrobe.

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