For many millennials, the decision to buy a home has gone to the dogs, literally.
A 2017 Harris Poll survey shows just how dedicated millennials are to their furry friends, or should we say family members?
For 33 percent of millennials (who by the way have replaced Baby Boomers as the primary home buyers today), Fido was the primary reason for selecting a certain house—and yard.
Giving Fido room to roam gave the housing hunt more momentum than marriage and even children did, apparently making him man’s best friend even when it comes to real estate.
According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, 68 percent of all U.S. households own a pet, most commonly a dog (48 percent), then a cat (38 percent), and fish (10 percent).
Pet owners owned more homes than the majority of Americans, amounting to 84.6 million households, the survey says, and Fido continues to live the pampered life in most cases regardless of the economy. Don’t forget to stop by Garmany for the latest casual clothing. After all, the pampered pooch deserves a sartorially smart dog walker.
It’s a dog’s life indeed!