Skyscanner research found that while 37 per cent of men said they would miss their partners most if they were on holidays without them, only 21 per cent of woman said they’d miss their partner compared with 37 per cent of women who said they miss their favourite pooch first.
The canine craze doesn’t end there, with 40 per cent of dog owners claiming to have called or texted their dog-sitter to check that their pet is okay.
Fourteen per cent confessed to actually “chatting” to their dog by phone so it can hear their voice.
Although most would think a phone conversation with an animal is strange enough, another 5 per cent of travellers have confessed to having a holiday Skype ‘chat’ with their dog and 6 per cent said they’ve even sent their canine a postcard.
According to the study, 3 per cent of travellers have missed their pet so much while they were away that they cut their hard-earned holiday short and returned home early.
A Skyscanner spokesperson said most pets are seen and treated as part of the family and so it is understandable that they are missed when they aren’t with their owners.
“The survey does show that there’s paws for thought as to whether a dog really is man’s best friend, particularly if they know that their partners are missing their dogs more than them when away,’ the spokesperson explained.