Report says 50% of owners prefer staying in . . . with their dogs


More than half of American dog owners admit they flake out on social events to hang out with their pet(s) according to new research. The study of 2,000 dog owners found skipping out on human commitments specifically to get a bit of quality furry friend time is a common occurrence.

Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr. John Huber says that bond is understandable given the way dogs aid our mental health — from their ability to lessen relationship stress to softening bad days at work and more, the average dog gets their owner through nearly five (4.83) stressful events every week. Learn more at