Owning a lovable, cuddly pet can unquestionably make one's home life better——and apparently, it canaffect pet owners' professional lives as well.
In fact, according to a new survey, people who haveowned pets may be more professionally successful, and this is definitey good news for ambitious pet parents.
The survey was conducted by Kelton Global Research for Banfield Pet Hospital, according to Fast Company. The researchers surveyed 857 adults in the United States with a variety ofcareers, as explained in the survey summary on Banfield's website.
Among the C-suite executives (CEOs, etc.) surveyed, 93 percent grew with a pet in their home, with 78 percent claiming that growing up with a pet helped cause their career success as anadult.
Interestingly, 83 percent of C-suite executives who participated said they grew up with a dog, 59 percent of them said they grew up with a cat, and 37 percent of hem said they grew upwith another kind of pet.
So, how exactly does pet ownership cause career success?
Well, according to Banfield's research, executives reported that their pet helped teach themlessons like responsibility, creativity, empathy, discipline, and organization, which have allbeen invaluable in the business world.