Lesbians Who Share Dog Custody With Ex’s - Ask Lesbians | A Glance Inside the World of Lesbians

28 March 2015
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Lesbians Who Share Dog Custody With Ex’s

  • Survey Visits: 389
  • Survey’s Completed: 159

Have you ever adopted, purchased, or acquired a dog with a female partner?

  • Yes ~ 74%
  • No ~ 26%

 

At what point in your relationship did you get a dog?

  • 0-3 months ~ 3%
  • 4-6 months ~ 9%
  • 7 -11 months ~ 14%
  • 1-3 years ~ 39%
  • 4+ years ~ 9%
  • Does not apply ~ 25%

 

What was the reason you wanted to adopt or purchase a dog with your partner?

  • My partner wanted one ~ 28%
  • I wanted one ~ 14%
  • We both wanted one ~ 50%
  • To feel like we “own” something together ~ 8%

 

In years one through three, 58% of lesbians report getting a dog because they both wanted one. This seems to be the most common reason and the most frequently reported time frame for getting one.

Interestingly, 18% of women who state the reason they got a dog was because their partner wanted one say they have kept, or will keep, the dog in the event of a separation, with 60% stating the partner wanting the dog keeps the dog, and 17% report joint custody of the dog.

 

In how many different relationships have you acquired a new dog with a female partner?

  • 0 ~ 35%
  • 1 ~ 39%
  • 2 ~ 22%
  • 3 ~ 4%
  • 4+ ~ 1%

 

Who retained custody of the dog, or will retain custody of the dog, if there is a break up?

  • I will keep, or have kept the dog ~ 24%
  • She will keep, or has kept, the dog ~ 25%
  • WE would have, or do have, joint custody 11%
  • I have experienced both situations where have gotten the dog, and I have lost the dog ~ 12%
  • Break up? We are in it for the U-Haul…I mean the long haul ~ 28%

 

 

Interesting observation: of those reporting they are in it for the long haul, 18% are in their first relationship, 27% are in their second relationship, 43% are in their 3rd to 5th relationship, 9% are in their 6th to 10th relationship and 2% are in their 11th or more relationship. Relationship optimism seems most prevalent among those in their 3rd to 5th relationship.

 

How many lesbian relationships have you had?

  • 0 ~ 0%
  • 1 ~ 11%
  • 2 ~ 16%
  • 3-5 ~ 55%
  • 6-10 ~ 16%
  • 11+ ~ 3%

 

What is your age?

  • 18-24 ~ 18%
  • 25-34 ~ 18%
  • 35-44 ~ 23%
  • 45-54 ~ 30%
  • 55+ ~ 10%

 

 

 

 

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