Lifestyle Pets Survey Finds that Dog Moms Take Pooch Parenting Very Seriously, Deserve Their Own Holiday According to Rover's survey, over 50% of female dog owners proudly refer to themselves as a "dog mom." By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 9, 2019 02:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email It’s a big weekend for dog moms. Sunday is Mother’s Day, and the day before, May 11, is National Dog Mom’s Day, which means plenty of woman will be celebrating for two days straight. For non-pooch parents, National Dog Mom’s Day may seem a little over-the -top, but a new survey from Rover.com shows dog moms put in plenty of work, love and time into their babies, just like human moms. Rover.com recently polled female dog owners about their pet parenting behaviors and found that 3 of 4 female dog owners refer to themselves as dog moms, with 40% owning “dog mom” apparel. But these dog moms aren’t just using the name, they are putting in the hours too. Almost half of those polled make a point of celebrating their fur babies birthday, and these dog mom are there for the bad days too. 14 Puptastic Mother’s Day Gifts for Your Favorite Dog Mom Out those who took the survey, 40% say they have stayed up all night to comfort their dog, and 24% have called out of work to stay home with their sick pup. Oleksiy Boyko/EyeEm/Getty Like any mom, dog moms love to brag about their babies, with 62% of those polled confessing to having dozens of photos of their dog and 50% admitting to gushing about their canine anytime they meet someone new. To see all of the results from Rover’s dog mom survey, visit their website.