Canadians are crazy in love with their pets.

According to an Ipsos Reid survey, Canadians would choose their pets over a partner.

One third of cat and dog owners said they would not marry, or even live with someone who disliked pets.

According to the poll, a quarter of cat owners say they would keep their cat even if their partner was allergic.

The poll also revealed more than half of dog owners simply cannot do enough for their pets – carrying them around in special shoulder bags, and even dressing them up, or sending them to a spa.

The survey showed pets are members of the family; Canadians include them in family portraits and keep their photos at work and, in their wallets.