68% of Irish people admit owning a dog makes a potential date far more attractive 2 years ago

68% of Irish people admit owning a dog makes a potential date far more attractive

A new survey by the DSPCA, in association with Purina, has revealed that we are absolutely a nation of dog lovers.

So much so, that 68% of survey respondents admitted that dog ownership makes a potential date more appealing.

Some Irish folk even admitted to loving their dog more than their partner with 15% admitting they would welcome their dog into the bed over their lover. More like to have their pooch close by at night with 16% admitting their dog sleeps at the end of their bed.

Dogs are an essential part of creating a home for many people as an incredible 69% of families say they believe having a family dog makes a house a home. In comparison, only 55% of respondents said having children makes a home.

Pretty much everyone chats to their dog with 97% admitting to conversing with their pet. 60% said they adopt a childlike voice to do so.

When it comes to naming, half chose human names while half chose doggy names.

This research was carried out by iReach for Purina as part of their support for DSPCA’s on-going Pet Adoption Drive.