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A Majority of Pet Owners Plan to Spoil Their Pets This Valentine's Day



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A majority of pet owners will pick up a gift for their pets on Valentine’s Day, according to the third annual Valentine’s Day survey by Petcube.

The survey found that 65 percent of pet owners will be getting a present for their pets this Feb. 14, while only 56 percent will be getting a gift for their partners. 

While for the majority of pets gifts will come in the form of some extra cuddling (66 percent) and homemade treats (30 percent), others will be getting an actual present: 54 percent will receive a new cool toy, 18 percent will get a stylish accessory or outfit, 8 percent will indulge in spa/grooming and 6 percent will play with a new gadget. 

Petcube’s first annual pet love survey revealed that pet owners love pets more than partners. This year’s survey proved that pets win our hearts: 77 percent of respondents miss their pet more than their partner when away, 83 percent consider pets better cuddlers, 75 percent have more photos of them and their pet on socials and 56 percent get jealous when their pet shows more affection to their partner. 

Relationships with pets have always been important to humans, and the bond with four-legged companions has only grown stronger: 66 percent have put off a vacation for their pet, 60 percent told their pets their darkest secret, 22 percent used a photo of their pet in their dating profile image, 10 percent ended a relationship for their pet and 9 percent got a tattoo of their pet. 

Furthermore, the survey confirmed the continuous support for adoption. When asked what the sweetest thing they’ve done for their pet, one of the top mentions were "rescued" and "adopted.” Through the Petcube App, users can interact and play with publicly available shelter and rescue pets for free to keep them entertained and promote animal adoption.

In Petcube’s third annual Valentine’s Day survey, 2,350 respondents from around the world shared how they love their pets. It was conducted from Jan. 24 to Feb. 1.

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