Would you make important life decision based on your dog, millennials do? The answer to this question may depend on individual dog owners. The love between a man and his dog knows no boundaries, but how far will you go to save your best friend if you have a choice to make that will affect your dog well-being?
A couple from San Jose, California, answers this question a different way while searching for their missing dog, Theo. They have to postpone their wedding to allow them to concentrate on finding their beloved friend. Trendee King and his fiance James Gallie posted posters and fliers throughout their local neighborhood, offering a $ 3,500 bonus, placing ads in the newspapers and even hiring a pet detective in the hope of finding Theo.
Talking about making a major decision based on your furry-best-friend; A new study revealed that most American dog owners are willing to end their relationship if their dog does not like their partner. Rover.com has conducted a study titled “The Truth about Dog People” and has examined thousands of dog owners' responses from 2015 to 2017.
The data show that the relationship between man and dog has evolved from one of ownership to one based on kinship. In the study, Rover.com says 54 percent of dog parents were willing to end a relationship if their dog did not like the life of their partner.
“Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners or parents than previous generations, but one category in which they lead is pet ownership.” They shower their dogs with attention and splurge on expensive gifts because their dog is their best friend, and they want to be their dog’s best friend too,” said Brandie Gonzales, pet lifestyle expert for Rover. Dog people are very concerned about the feelings and well-being of their dog. And we are seeing that reflected in everything from how people name their dog to what they feed them, and the type of pet care they prefer.”
Daniel Adenolvi, a marriage and family therapist, says break up by a dog is more common.
“People depend on their dogs for judgment of character and whether or not they will be a good fit,” she says.