Women Speak! Fido Is No Longer Just Man’s Best Friend

Rachel Leavy
by Rachel Leavy
Survey shows a staggering 99 percent of women consider their dog as part of the family

There is no better feeling then waking up next to your best friend – your furry best friend! That’s what a recent survey conducted by SheByShe concludes. According to the results, 85 percent of women surveyed across the country consider their dogs to be their best friend and 99 percent consider them to be family.

Our dogs are faithful companions we can tell everything to without worrying about being judged. They are there for us at our worst, and help to bring out the best. So long to the days of “man’s best friend,” and say hello to everyone’s best friend. Personally, I believe the shift toward gender neutrality is way overdue in this instance. From policeman to police officer, mailman to postal worker, salesman to salesperson, it’s about time we let the world know Fido is our best companion. Why diamonds were ever considered is beyond me – a stone can’t cuddle or give you kisses, like a dog can.

In a world where trust often seems fleeting, dogs have our backs. “I have complete trust in my dogs,” one of the women surveyed said. “Can’t imagine my life without the friendship of my dog” said another. The general consensus of the survey was that women love their pets and want what’s best for them.

The survey also concluded that:

  • 92% of women surveyed believe in breeder regulation. That licensing should be mandatory and facilities should be subject to inspections by enforcement agencies.
  • 55% believe that adoption is the answer instead of purchasing from a breeder.
  • 90% agree that spaying or neutering pets is necessary for population control.
  • 82% say pet insurance is a reasonable expense.

SheByShe is an independent and unbiased website that believes that all women’s voices need to be heard. Thank you SheByShe, for spreading the word that our mutts are our best friends, too!

Rachel Leavy
Rachel Leavy

Rachel Leavy lives in Rochester, New York with her dog, Maria, and her gecko, Nigel. She has loved animals all her life, and has owned her own dog training and walking company for five years. When she's not playing with puppies, she can usually be found writing short stories, riding horses or out at a play.

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