A recent poll concluded 14 percent of pet owners would split from their spouse or significant other before they would give up their pet.
For uncoupled pet owners, the number is higher – 25 percent of singles say they would opt for Fido or Fluffy over a two-legged lover.
These statistics leave the majority of current pet owners firmly in the partners-over-pets camp. According to Pawnation.com:
"The majority of those surveyed in the AP-Petside poll agree with Montreal resident Sarah Licha, who would choose a partner first. Licha tells Paw Nation, "If one really questions the choice between a pet and a human being, he should seriously consider therapy!"