People take more photos of their pets than their kids, survey shows

A survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the Maytag brand shows that most pet parents have more photos of their furry friends on their phones than of their kids or other loved ones! According to this new poll, the average owner takes over 400 pictures of their pets every year.

The results of a survey of 2,000 dog and cat owners show that just 27% of respondents say they have more photos of their kids than their pets. That number drops to 16 percent when it comes to pics of their partner!

The survey shed light on how much people love their pets, with nearly a third of pet owners claiming they treat their pets like royalty. A quarter of respondents have shown their pet love by throwing a party just for them, and the same percentage allows their pet to smooch them on the mouth.

Further, one in six have even gotten a tattoo of their furry friend to keep them near forever. Half of the pet parents feel incomplete when they’re not near their pet (52%), and three-quarters have even taken their pet on vacation (79%). The survey also finds that pets often stick by their parents’ side, including while they’re cooking (38%), getting ready for bed (37%), or working out (35%).