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Pets Are Our Greatest Loves Infographic

Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Whether you’re currently in love, or reminiscing about a past love (hello, John Stamos. Just me?), love is definitely in the air. From tail wags to soft purrs, there’s nothing quite like the affection of a four-legged friend. That’s why we recently conducted a survey about love and found that 81% of people consider their pet to be one of the greatest loves of their life! If you’ve ever had an animal, this is no surprise to you, but we thought we’d celebrate Valentine’s Day with some other fun tidbits from our survey:

Pets Are Our Greatest Loves

  • 81% of respondents say they consider their pet to be one of the greatest loves of their life
  • 20% say their pets are their true loves
    • 61% say it’s their partner
    • 7% say it’s a friend
    • 12% say it’s their parents
  • 46% say they didn’t know true love until they got their pet

Puppy Love

  • 24% say their pet was their first love
    • 48% say it was a boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse
    • 13% say it was a childhood friend
    • 7% say it was a celebrity crush
  • 76% of respondents say their pet taught them how to love

Valentine’s Day Dates

  • 42% say if they aren’t in a relationship, they would choose to spend Valentine’s Day cuddling with their pet
    • 6% would go on a first date
    • 33% would Netflix and chill
    • 18% would do something else
  • If they are in a relationship, 42% said they would choose to spend Valentine’s Day with their partner AND their pet
    • 51% would spend it with their partner
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