Don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day? If you have a cuddly pet at home, you have everything you need to enjoy Cupid’s holiday.
Skip the roses and chocolate, and snuggle up with your furry friends this Valentine’s instead. A new survey suggests that most dog and cat owners would rather spend the night with their pets than their significant others, anyway.
DogVacay, an online community of more than 20,000 pet sitters across the United States and Canada, recently polled its members to find out who really holds the keys to their hearts -- their spouses or their pets.
And the study found that the majority of animal lovers prefer pets to people.
DogVacay found that 85 percent of people surveyed would rather spend the weekend at home with their pets than out and about. When asked to choose between snuggling with their pets and their significant others, more than 75 percent picked their four-legged friends.
Unsurprisingly, nearly 83 percent of respondents admitted that they purchase gifts for their pets during the holidays.
From pink collars to special treats, there are plenty of ways to make sure your pet feels the love this Valentine's Day. But, according to the National Retail Federation, most Americans don't need to be reminded to spoil their pups on the holidays, Valentine’s Day included.
A recent study by the federation revealed that pet parents plan to spend a whopping $700 million on their furry children this year for the heart-themed holiday. Over 50 percent of DogVacay members admitted they’re planning on spending $25 on toys, treats and accessories.
With numbers like that, it's safe to say the pets have the upper paw.