According to a survey by Rover.com, 94% of dog owners consider their dog a part of the family. That’s not surprising, but maybe some of these other results are …

  • 24% of dog owners make up songs and sing to their dogs.
  • 29% post more pics of their dog than of their family and friends.
  • 54% said they would consider ending a relationship if their dog didn’t like their partner. 
  • 25% of dog owners have brought their pet on a date.
  • 65% admitted to taking more photos of their dog than their significant other.
  • 47% of those in a relationship said they’d find it harder to leave their dog for a week than their significant other.
  • 56% say hello to their dog first when they come home, before greeting the rest of the family.
  • 78% would include their dog in family moments like marriage proposals, holiday cards and vacations.
  • 88% have done things to make sure their dog doesn’t get lonely when he's home alone, including leaving the TV on or getting a second pet.
  • 33% have cried when leaving their dog at home.
  • 56% have celebrated their dog’s birthday.
  • 75% use their dog or dog videos to cheer them up if they're having a rough day.