A new survey from Lifetime says women love their pets – a lot!

By People Staff
Updated December 19, 2008 05:37 PM

Imagine you’re stranded on a deserted island – and, you’re allowed to select a human companion OR a pet to join you. Which would you choose? More than 1 in 10 female pet owners would pick their furry friends, a new survey from Lifetime Television says. And, 12 percent of women surveyed said they have sacrificed a human relationship for their animal pals, while 90 percent consider their pets part of the family.

And one more stat, just for fun: Never mind the economy, pets are making out like bandits this Christmas! In the survey, 68 percent of women confessed to buying their Fidos and Fluffys holiday or birthday presents. Have you got your pet covered? Be sure to check out our gift guide for a few ideas!