While many young adults are waiting longer to get married and have children, Fido is filling the family role.
Responses from over 2,200 pet parents revealed stark differences in travel trends between millennials —those ages 18-29 — and older generations:
--Say yes to pets: 84% of millennial respondents travel with their pets, compared to 79% of the 30-and-over crowd.
--Guilt tripping: 66% said they feel guilty about leaving their pets at home and 77% worry about their pet while they’re away. Among older respondents, only 32% reported experiencing guilt, and 55% felt worried.
--Furry family welcome: 78% of millennials bring pets along when visiting family and friends (and 74% spend the night), up from 62% of older generations.
--Pets over people: Regardless of age, nearly half of all respondents said they would rather take a trip with their pet than their partner. Meow-ch!