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Love Your Pet: The Difference Between Dog and Cat Lovers

Local pet experts on how cat, dog, bird, and fish lovers differ

This article is from 2006's Pet Guide package. The information may be out-of-date, so please call locations listed for new information.

To see the new Pet Guide from 2008, click here.

Dog People Cat People Bird People Fish People
Personality Outgoing, relaxed; the smaller the dog, the more fastidious and introverted Homebodies, finicky, independent; like small-dog owners, nice dressers Colorful, social, early risers (like birds); can be eccentric Mostly male, competitive—a lot of lawyers, doctors, business owners
TV they like Action movies, news, crime dramas TV? They prefer to read. Musicals, because birds may sing along Sports; many athletes own fish
Also may love Hiking, being outdoors with their dogs Cooking, writing, and other homey pursuits Art and music because, like birds, they involve color and sound Other expensive hobbies—cars,stereos, computers
Washington owners George W. Bush, Sheila Johnson, Jack Evans, Bob Woodward, Dianne Feinstein Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Mark McInturff, Laura Hillenbrand, David Catania Queen Noor, John Danforth, Carol Joynt Clinton Portis, LaVar Arrington, Craig Dykstra

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