“In the same way that if you are going into a relationship and you know for sure if you do or do not want to have children, this should be the same conversation.”
Still in line with making a major decision based on your Fido. Recently other dog lovers, Millennials, were motivated to buy homes only so that their dogs could be more comfortable. A recent study by Harris Poll found that 33 percent of the millennials say having better space or yard for their dog motivated the buy of their first home. Marriage was the driving force behind 25 percent of home buyers this age, and having a child was named only 19 percent.
The generation born between 1980 and 1996 has often bucked with tradition in both their work and personal life, preferring a career as entrepreneurs rather than the traditional company (67 percent, the 2014 survey) and delayed marriage and children. A Gallup poll in 2016 showed that 59 percent of millennials have not yet been married compared to 36 percent of Xers' generation and 48 percent of baby boomers of the same age.
But they definitely do not like dogs. By 2015, the American Pet Products Association found that young Americans were more likely than baby boomers to make a purchase (such as toys, gifts, care items) and take their pets to the veterinarian often. This year, APPA found that millennials exceeded baby boomers in pet's ownership for the first time.