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08/27/2015 05:16 am ET

POLL: 38% Of Dog Owners Love Their Pet More Than Their Partner

"They are companions who provide emotional support and joy in our lives."

Nothing comes between dog lovers and their beloved companions. According to a new survey, many Americans would choose their pet over their partner. 

The survey of nearly 1,000 dog owners finds that 38 percent love their dog more than their partner or spouse.

Dog owners even admit that they'd be slightly more devastated by their pet running away than a breakup, according to the survey performed for PoochPerks.com, a pet subscription box service. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being completely devastated, a runaway dog averages a 9.1 versus 8.8 for a breakup.

“Our dogs are more than just pets. They are companions who provide emotional support and joy in our lives -- much in the way a spouse is meant to," Tina Vidal, president and pack leader at Pooch Perks, said in a news release. "So the fact that so many Americans would choose their dog over their partner may not come as a surprise to those of us who would do anything for our pup."

The survey also finds that 94 percent of dog owners think it's important that their pup like their significant other while 71 percent say there would be relationship problems if the two didn't get along, per a summary of the results from SWNS

Nearly half of respondents say they trust their dog and their spouse or partner equally. 

Pooch Perks also released a video on Wednesday, National Dog Day, with canine companions admitting to just how much they love and trust their pets over people.  

Check it out in the clip above. 

 

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