People love their pets (me included), so it should come as no surprise that pet-owners would want to give their furry friends gifts for Valentine's Day.  What may surprise you is how much the average pet parent will spend.

According to a survey done by the National Retail Federation (NRF), pet owners are expected to spend $1.7 billion on Valentine's gifts for their pets this year.  That means the average person will spend $12.21 on their four-legged bff's.  (The NRF say the total and average are the both highest numbers they've seen since they started doing the survey in 2010).