18 Jun '11, 12am

Are Men Also Pet Parents?

Are Men Also Pet Parents?

By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear . I wrote a post called Happy Mother’s Day, Love Fido this past Mother’s Day. It inspired a delightful conversation about being pet parents. I wasn’t at all surprised that most of the comments came from women. It turns out that many Care2 female readers are proud to call themselves pet parents, whether or not they are also parents to humans. When I thought about naming this blog “Happy Father’s Day, Love Fido”, it just didn’t have the same appeal. I’ve been noticing a trend in all of my dog related activities. Whether it be attending agility events, Camp Unleashed for people and their dogs, dog training conferences , pet blogging conferences , or Mutt Strutt fundraisers for shelters, over 95% of the people present are women. And the men who do attend usually join as partners wit...

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