When it comes to love, there’s nothing like the love of our pets.
Two-thirds of Americans own pets, with dogs ruling the roost, followed by cats and freshwater fish.
Millennials make up a third of the 86.9 million households with pets, followed by Gen Xers (25 percent) and Baby Boomers (24 percent).
And why don’t we have pets? They keep us company and help us maintain healthy habits. They help us keep schedules and help children develop emotional and social skills. They give us the opportunity to make amazing internet videos and give us reasons to mingle with other humans when maybe, just maybe, socializing isn’t our thing.
And above all, pets love us unconditionally.
Here’s a chance for us to show our love for our pets…and for them to win big. Send us your favorite photo of your favorite four-legged (or eight-legged or two-winged) friend.
Readers will get to choose their favorite. Winners will be announced in our February print edition.