A new survey from dog walking app Wag! has revealed some uncomfortable truths about our household loyalties. In a wide-ranging survey of people’s feelings about being away from the dogs they acquired during the pandemic, Wag! also pitted dogs against children, and it looks like dogs won.
Sixty percent of participants switching to an in-office or hybrid work environment are also parents. When asked what they would miss most from a list of options (dog, house, spouse, kids, avoiding commute, or other), 42 percent said they would miss their dog the most.
The findings are a preview of blog posts that Wag! says it will publish in honor of National Puppy Day on March 23. Conducted by DKC Analytics, it consisted of 1,001 adults from the U.S. who have adopted, purchased, or been given at least one dog within the past two years. Participants were asked questions related to their experience as new dog parents, particularly as many return to in-person work. Data for this survey was “procured using the Pollfish survey delivery platform,” according to Wag!.
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