Do you adore pets, especially yours? Can’t get enough of all the cute things your furbaby does? Which is, let’s face it, pretty much everything they do! It’s difficult not to fall madly in love with your pet! From hyper posting about them on social media, to learning what makes a good pet parent, to the efforts we go to make them happy, some may call you a crazy pet parent, but you call it love. Here are the top ten signs you’re a certified pet parent, and proud!

Top 10 Signs You're A Certified Pet Parent

  1. 99% of your camera roll is all your pet’s photos.

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Let’s face it, you just can’t get enough of your furbaby’s photos. You take every possible angle and capture them on video (even while they’re sleeping) just to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Their photo is the background on your phone, on your home computer, work computer, phone, tablet, or maybe even your profile photo online!

You love to share photos and videos of your pets on social media. You don’t care if you have a ton videos on your Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat story just talking to your furbaby in a high-pitched voice you can’t help, and playing with them endlessly. And you love it when your followers comment or message you back saying how adorable your furbaby is!

And as if you’re not in love enough! You go out with your friends and family and at some point, you can’t help but ask your friends if they want to see photos of your furbaby. Some happily oblige, while some don’t, but you show them anyway because your furbaby is just too cute to not be shown off to everyone you know. They’d be crazy to miss out!

  1. Your furniture and clothes are never without any fur.

Cat vs dog pet


Your furbaby has very minimal boundaries around the house. Why should he anyway? He can hang out wherever he wants, whenever he wants, so you’ll find his fur EVERYWHERE. No piece of furniture or clothing is spared, and that’s okay because pet hair removers have become your second best friend anyway. You have it at home, in the car and even in your bag!

  1. Your pet has the best toys, from all shapes, and sizes.

Cat Surrounded by toys


You visit many pet stores in hopes of finding the best toys. You’ve purchased so many that you’ve lost track of the number of pet toys that you have, most of which are scattered randomly all over your house. And when your furbaby favors one toy, you end up buying 1-3 more of that same toy to keep as spares in case one breaks. He’s definitely one spoiled pet!

  1. You refer to them as a member of your family.

Dog and baby best friends


They’re not only pets, they’re your fur-kids! You count them and worry about them as if they were your own child. Your furbaby’s schedule is included in your personal calendar: feeding time, play dates, health check-ups, you name it!

  1. You take your pet on vacation with you.

Dog on beach funny


Being madly in love with your pet means no vacation is complete without your beloved furbaby. Only pet-friendly hotels, resorts, restaurants can go on your itinerary.  What’s even more exciting is that you can dress your furbaby with the cutest pet clothes out there to match your destination, whether you’re going to the beach or around town. He’s the cutest travelling pet! You even carry around a small bag with your furbaby’s bowl, food and treats just in case he gets hungry while you’re out.

  1. You make sure your pet is groomed to the nines. Hey, sometimes, they even smell better than you.

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Every week or so, you go to the best groomer.  They get the full treatment from the groomer or maybe you do it yourself. The sky is the limit when it comes to them. And who cares if their wash, trim, blow out, and shampoo costs more than yours? They’re worth it. Do you feel guilty? Heck no. This is your baby we’re talking about, and they have to look and smell their best.

  1. You have your vet’s number on speed dial.

Dog grooming pet parent


One of the signs of a responsible dog or cat owner is that your pet’s health is your top priority. You make sure you keep on track of his regular check-ups, vaccinations and other health needs. You’re not just a certified pet parent, you’re also a certified overprotective pet parent. When any unusual occurrences, you immediately call your veterinarian to make sure your furbaby is doing more than okay. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

  1. You let your pet sleep beside you.

Cat hates vet


Where else would your furbaby sleep if not beside you, right? Your pet shouldn’t sleep on the floor, they deserve a spot right beside you on the bed! It’s just so much more fun when your dog snuggles next to you while you chill, watch TV or sleep. Nothing brightens up your morning than waking up next to your furbaby sleeping on a head pillow just like you. And you don’t mind if your furbaby gets the best spot and even hogs all the space. After all, he deserves it!

  1. You only feed them the best food and treats.

 Sleeping with your dog benefits

What your pet eats matters to you. You do a lot of research online and talk to other pet parents about what they feed their furbabies to try and master the best pet parent guide possible. Their health is your number one priority, and you believe that good nutrition is key to letting your pet havea healthier, happier, and longer life. It is important to you to keep him/her on a healthy and balanced diet, with minimal additives and plenty of vitamins, nutrients, and energy boosters so you can spend as much time with them as you can. Sometimes, your furbaby’s food is even more expensive than your own, and that’s alright just as long as he’s healthy and happy. 

  1. Being greeted by wagging tails and wet nose kisses after a long day away from home is the highlight of your day.

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Your pets are always happy to see you, always ready to snuggle, to play, to give you comfort and don’t judge you for what you did or didn’t do. There’s probably nothing as rewarding than coming home to a pet you absolutely adore and adores you right back, not to mention a friend you can count on to brighten even the darkest of days. Your relationship with your furbaby is fur-ever!

If you’re not a pet parent yet and you’re still wondering how to convince your parents or your spouse to get you a pet, let them know that pet parenthood teaches you a lot about yourself and your capacity to care for others. Being a pet parent is no joke, your pet will need a lot of your time, attention and care. There are always pet parents guides available and tips from other pet parents for first time pet parents. Being absolutely in love with your pet in itself will push you to want to be the best pet parent you can be for your furbaby. There’s no better reward than see your pets happy, making every day feel like pet parents day!