In a close race dog lovers triumphed as the pet owners of choice among Canadian travelers. When Hotels.com™ asked who travelers would rather sit next to on a plane, train or bus, 50.5 per cent of the votes were in favor of a canine companion, versus 49.5 per cent for felines.
From the varied responses, the reasons for choosing either a cat or dog owner as ideal seatmate ranged from smells, allergies, noise and fear. Although more respondents admitted to being afraid of dogs, as opposed to cats, dogs were also considered more friendly, less likely to cause allergies and less smelly (weird to us, too!). Cats on the other hand were preferred by some due to their overall size and a perceived lack of noise or movement.