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The initiative is being coordinated by Inspector Spot – better known as New Zealand’s First Certified Pet Detective.
“Pets are an incredibly important part of Kiwi families, so we decided to bring the spirit of Christmas to our furry and feathered family members” says Certified Pet Detective Megan Denize. “We’ve been blown away by the number of pets that have signed up.”
Pet owners simply register their pets, provide a few details on what their pet loves and hates, and wait to be matched up with their Secret Santa. They then become Secret Santa to another pet.
“This was an idea that we thought would appeal to a huge number of New Zealand families” says Denize.
“64% of New Zealand households have at least one pet, so we are very much a nation of animal lovers. You can sign up any type of pet and it costs absolutely nothing to participate, other than the gift you make or buy for the pets you’re matched with.”
Animal lovers can sign their pets up for free at www.inspectorspot.co.nz. Registrations close on 1 December and pets will be matched up with their Secret Santa the following day.