Friday, May 24, 2013

What does your pet say about you?

A couple of years ago, the website sponsored an online survey to determine trends in pet ownership as it relates to profession, pay, and job satisfaction. 2,300 pet parents were polled.

In my opinion, these kinds of surveys might not be the most accurate, but they're entertaining. Here's what the survey says:

  • Workers with dogs are more likely to hold a top management position.
  • Workers with snakes/reptiles are more likely to have a high salary. 
  • Workers with birds are more likely to be satisfied with their job.

  • Dog owners are more likely to be professors, nurses, IT professionals, entertainers, or choose a military path.
  • Cat owners are more likely to be physicians, real estate agents, lab technicians, machine operators, or personal caretakers.
  • Fish owners are more likely to be HR professionals, work with finance, transportation, hotel and leisure, or farming/fishing/forestry.
  • Bird owners are more likely to be advertising professionals, sales reps, construction workers, or administrative professionals.
  • Snake/reptile owners are more likely to be engineers, social workers, marketing professionals, editors, writers, or police officers.

I am a writer and IT professional, so I guess I should have a dog and a reptile. I do have a house full of dogs, and I've been wanting a lizard and a turtle.

Do you think the list is accurate? Why, or why not?


  1. I think the reptiles and high salary thing go together... those guys are expensive!

    1. They are. And they need all sorts of expensive accessories, like heat lamps... They're cool, though!

  2. Mom is a realtor and works in IT which explains 2 cats and 2 dogs but the writer/marketing thing is way off. Mom is terrified of reptiles, gets nightmares if she just sees one. There was a snake on a rock wall last week on our walk, she screamed and went running up the street pulling us dogs behind her and she saw a snake at one dog park, we left immediately and have never been back. No problems with mice, rats, bugs or spiders.

    1. Oh no. Around here (Florida) there are little lizards everywhere. That would be traumatic. I don't worry about reptiles, but show me a spider and I'll scream and run!