Mother’s Day may look a little different in 2020, but dog moms across the country aren’t letting that dampen their celebrations. Rover surveyed 1,000 US women with dogs to find out how dog moms across the country will be celebrating Mother’s Day this year, even amidst social distancing and stay-at-home orders.
One thing is clear: The bond between dogs and their human moms is stronger than ever. The majority (67%) of dog moms plan to celebrate Mother’s Day this year with their pups by their sides, and a third of dog moms surveyed welcomed a new dog into their homes due to social distancing measures amidst the new coronavirus.
Many of them (60%) say their celebrations will look a little different due to COVID-19, and that instead of going out to celebrate they’re finding ways to enjoy the day at home. Breakfast in bed with their dog and wearing matching pj’s with the whole family top the list of ways they’re planning to celebrate.
For these moms, having a dog isn’t just about owning a pet—it’s about adding to their families. The majority of these pet parents (79%) consider themselves to be dog moms, not just dog owners, meaning there’s a true familial bond between dog moms and their pups.
The top reason the women surveyed consider themselves to be dog moms is that they think of their dogs as members of their families. Along those lines, the majority (78%) also feel that keeping their pups happy and healthy makes them good dog moms.
As this survey reveals, dog moms across the nation will be celebrating at home with their dogs and families this Mother’s Day. Even though their celebrations may be a little different due to the current pandemic, the love from their pups will certainly make the day a special one.
Source: Rover.com survey of 1,000 US based women who have a dog via Pollfish in April 2020.
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