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PetFirst Pet Insurance survey finds 71% prefer snuggling with a pet than a partner
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Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago

Valentine’s Day is the day for snuggling – but 71 percent of pet owners prefer snuggling with a pet, rather than their human partner. That was the finding of a survey of policyholders, we conducted in January.

When asked who they most like to snuggle with, most said that snuggling with pets was – shall we say – the cat’s meow. The breakdown of preferred snuggle buddies was:

  • Pets – 71 percent
  • Partners –10 percent
  • Can’t decide – 19 percent

PetFirst Pet Insurance survey finds 71% prefer snuggling with a pet than a partner

This puppy love is mutual.  Almost 95 percent said their pet was more likely than their significant other to meet them at the door with a kiss or a purr.

“Pets are family to us and to our policy holders,” said Katie Blakeley, CEO of PetFirst. “Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to talk about how much we love our companions – both the two-legged and four-legged varieties. Our entire organization is built on the premise that our pets are there for us, every day. We want to make sure that we’re there for them, when they are sick or injured.”

Being “in the dog house” has long been a euphemism for getting shunned at home, but the results of the survey found that the dog’s place in the home ranks right alongside spouses and partners.  

When asked who they were more likely to kick out of bed on Valentine’s Day, 61.5 percent of respondents said both their pet and their partner could stay in bed all night. (The remaining were fairly evenly divided between kicking out their partner or their pet.)

Show some love for your pet this Valentine’s Day and beyond! If you don’t have PetFirst Pet Insurance already, getting a quote is easy. It takes less than two minutes and offers endless peace of mind. Get your pet’s quote here. 

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