Q:     In a new survey, 85% of people say that THIS is what helps them get through the holidays without going nuts.  What is it?


A: their dog


40% have taken their dog for a walk to get away from family.  And 43% are more excited to see their family dog than they are to see relatives


The top three ways we include our dogs during the holidays are by giving them special treats . . . getting them their own stocking . . . and including them in a holiday photo shoot.  And 80% of dog owners plan to buy their dog a gift this year.


Dogs and Christmas don’t always go well together though.  30% said their dog has destroyed a gift or decoration in the past.  And 29% said their dog has either knocked over their Christmas tree, or peed on it.