Fur babies first …Millennials are putting off marriage and having kids … but they are warmly embracing fur babies. In fact, Millennials are the biggest pet-owning generation. 35% of Millennials own a pet, compared to 32% of Baby Boomers. And 82% of Millennials who have pets view pet parenting as preparation for having a baby.
- More than 80% of Millennials say they worry about their pets when they are apart -- even for just a short time.
- 70% of Millennials would be willing to take a pay cut if they could bring their pet to work every day.
- 65% say being separated from their pet for a week would be worse than not having their phone for a week. (Forbes)