Puppy Love

Thursday is Valentine’s Day – but you don’t have to wait till then to tell the ones you love how much they mean to you.

We tell Mum every morning when we give her kisses to wake her up. And she tells us that every night when we get into bed. That’s because Mum is not a morning person. She stumbles out of bed to get us breakfast. However, come the nights, she is wide awake and while we are asleep, she always bothers us with cuddles and kisses. (Eye roll)

This Valentine’s Day, we know we are not alone in being our hooman’s preferred Valentine. Well, even though there are two of us, we are both her favourite Valentine.

There’s a new report from Rover.com, called “The Real Power of Dog Love” – which explores the relationship today’s dog owners have with their pets.

You must be a dog lover if you’re reading our blog and I am sure you will agree with their findings. It showed that the love a hooman has for their dog is often equal to or deeper than the love for their partner. YES!!!

Some interesting stats from the report shows that dog loving people are:

53% would even consider ending a relationship if their partner didn’t like dogs or was severely allergic  (Mum said, that’s a definite!)

Nearly half, 47% have planned a Valentine’s Day celebration for their dog, including buying them a new outfit or baking them a special dessert (Yup! we’ve got a date!)

one in three of the pet parents regularly plan every weekend around spending time with their dog and doing activities their dog can participate in (we are integrated!)

47% of dog owners spend more time cuddling with their dog than their romantic interest

67% of owners said they regularly gaze lovingly into their canine’s eyes, one third of them gaze more often into their dog’s eyes than into their partner’s eyes

53% of pet parents would consider ending a relationship if their partner didn’t like dogs or was severely allergic to dogs

81% of dog owners use a “baby voice” or “puppy voice” when they talk to their dog especially millennials

53% of pet parents would consider ending a relationship if their partner didn’t like dogs or was severely allergic

A quarter of millennial dog people have actually continued a relationship or friendship just because they liked the person’s dog

24% of pet parents take more pictures with their dog than friends, family or their significant other

69% of dog people agree that seeing someone is a dog lover would make them more interested in dating them

One in three pet parents regularly bring their dog on dates.  The reasons people bring their dog on dates include:

  • wanting to make sure their dog and potential partner get along (41%)
  • feeling their dog is a good judge of character (30%)
  • because their dog makes them feel comfortable (29%)

May’s comment: That sounds like my profile!

Rover.com asked over 1,400 U.S. dog owners who are dating or in a relationship about their bonds with their dogs and how they compare to their relationships with their partners.

4 Comments

  1. Sam and Lola

    Valentine’s Day is Lola’s ‘gotcha day’ – very special day for us! xx

  2. J

    The Rover Report sure describes my relationship with my dogs, Nikki and Gina!

  3. Jill Keiser

    The Rover Report sure describes my relationship with my dogs, Nikki and Gina!

  4. Margaret Danks

    Maggiedog is my favourite person lol

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