Americans Will Do Just About Anything For Their Dogs


Happy Dog Licking Ice Cream Cone

Happy Dog Licking Ice Cream Cone

Saturday is National Love Your Pet Day, and based on a new survey, there’s no doubt that most Americans love their pets so much they’ll do just about anything for them. 

The poll, conducted by JustFoodForDogs, finds:

  • 72% of dog owners say they would have no issue putting themselves in harms way if it meant saving their pet from harm.
  • 78% say they’d do so because they consider their dog a member of the family.
  • Some pet owners love their animals so much that of the 79% of people polled who are in a relationship, 53% admit they kiss their dog more than their partner.
  • 61% say they prefer their dog to some people they know.
  • Overall, 70% of dog owners say they’ve been accused of spoiling their pet, but that doesn’t really bother them.
  • Some of the ways respondents spoil their dogs include:
    • Let them sleep in bed with owner (49%)
    • Get up on the couch (46%)
    • Make them their own dinner with human food (46%)
    • Let them sit on owner’s lap (44%)
    • Let them into the bathroom while owner uses toilet or showers (34%)
    • Purchased custom decorations that look like their dog (31%)
    • Made Christmas/holiday cards that feature the dog (28%)
    • Let them take up more room on the bed/couch than owner (26%)
    • Share water with the dog (13%)

Source:SWNS Digital