A recent survey conducted by Lab42 on behalf of the website DoggyLoot.com provides some interesting statistics about dogs and social networks. More than 400 U.S. dog guardians answered the survey through the usage of their own social platforms.
Most of the survey respondents only had one dog, but 32 percent indicated that they had two, and two percent said they were the guardian to four dogs. Of those surveyed, 14 percent said they maintained a Facebook page for their pooch.
Twitter was less popular among canines - only six percent of respondents said their dog had an account on the site. The same amount held a Flickr account, while 27 percent of pet parents set up a YouTube account for their furry friend.
Around 42 percent of dogs on Facebook have between one and 25 friends, while 20 percent have anywhere from 50 to 100.
When asked how social media has affected an animal's relationship with the world, one respondent quipped "Her cuteness is now global."
The survey also shed some light on how pet parents spend their money. Around 35 percent of those surveyed estimated that they spent $500 to $1,000 on their canine each year. An additional 27 percent said they spent anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500 on Fido per annum.