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Pining for Pets

October 01, 2000

Whom do you miss more when you're on a trip--your pets or your human loved ones? It may be a close call if you're male, an easier call if you're from the West, according to a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults.

Which of the following is harder for you to leave at home when you go on vacation?

By Sex:

Men

Loved ones....27%

Pets..........26%

Women

Loved ones....40%

Pets..........32%

By U.S. Region

West

Loved ones....26%

Pets..........34%

South

Loved ones....32%

Pets..........28%

North Central

Loved ones....37%

Pets..........25%

Northeast

Loved ones....39%

Pets..........33%

Source: Concierge.com Travel/Lifestyle Survey. The balance of the answers were split among "job/work," "e-mail/Internet," and "don't know/didn't answer," from a list provided by survey takers.

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