14% Would Keep Dog, Boot Lover Women have a tougher time deciding By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Jan 26, 2011 5:58 PM CST 13 comments Comments Americans love their pets. (Shutter Stock) (Newser) – More evidence of Americans' love affair with pets: Asked whether they'd dump their pet or their significant other if forced to choose, a full 14% said the human would go, according to a new AP/Petside poll. "I would absolutely give up my girlfriend for him," one respondent said. "I know it sounds insane but I've had numerous relationships with women. My dog has never let me down." Women were more likely than men (40% vs. 26%) to call it a tough choice.