family & Pets

Fri, 3 May, 2019Courtney Allan

Study reveals 1 in 5 Aussies miss their pets over their children when on holiday

Study reveals 1 in 5 Aussies miss their pets over their children when on holiday

from their beloved pets and found that nearly one in 10 Aussies have cried whilst being away from their pets because they miss them so much.

The survey was conducted by house and pet sitting service TrustedHousesitters, who also found out that nearly one in five parents miss their animals more than their own children when they’re away from home.

Nearly 50 per cent of pet owners worry about their pets missing them when they’re away, and one in three are concerned that their pet isn’t getting enough love or attention when they’re gone.

Tim Lyons, CEO of TrustedHousesitters, said that the parental guilt of leaving pets behind is a factor.

“It’s a sad fact that many Aussie pet owners struggle to switch off because they worry about their pet. No pet owner should have to feel guilty about enjoying the cultural and culinary experiences travel affords us because their pet can’t join the fun,” said Tim.

“While it is hard not to worry about an animal that is essentially part of the family, having a caring and trusted sitter taking care of the pets in their own home can help people feel less guilty.”