Interesting statistics – Some people admit that their bond with their dog is even stronger than the one they share with their closest comrades. Nearly two thirds (62 percent) of the people surveyed believe that their dogs are more dependable than their human best friends. And 67 percent confess that when they are out of town, they’re more likely to feel guilty about leaving their dogs behind than their own human family members.

Dogs are also often the preferred company when it comes to unwinding after a long day. Nearly 72 percent prefer to blow off steam by taking a walk with their dog rather than a friend. The vast majority (89 percent) also admit that their pooches are usually more excited to greet them when they come home than their significant others.