Dad of Divas' Reviews: ‘Me-First’ Society Has People Choosing Dogs Over Kids

Monday, February 28, 2011

‘Me-First’ Society Has People Choosing Dogs Over Kids

Are more people adopting an older dog because they don’t have the time, nor patience, to train a puppy – let alone have children? Flexcin International, which operates the FlexPet Shelter Program to assist the adoption of older dogs, believes this trend is accelerating. Even George Clooney’s girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis said recently she doesn’t feel the need to have children because she’s happy with dogs instead.

In an online survey, Flexcin asked approximately 1,250 pet owners nationwide between the ages of 21-30 and roughly 61 percent said they would rather adopt an older dog instead of a brand new puppy. The majority of these respondents (89%) said their reason was that they felt they didn’t have the time, nor the patience, to house-train a new puppy because of working multiple jobs, or other time challenges to their lives. More than half (54%) also said they are choosing to have dogs instead of children because they’re not sure they can handle the larger needs of a child.

“While we’re not saying their decisions are right or wrong, it’s clear that the stresses of working multiple jobs and a more ‘me-first’ society are impacting how people view puppies and children,” said Tamer Elsafy, CEO and founder of Flexcin International. “Ten years ago the opposite trend was taking place where people always opted for the puppies instead of more senior dogs with less energy serving a companion role.”

FlexPet is a natural supplement given to pets – mostly older dogs – to relieve joint discomfort and joint degeneration. The FlexPet Shelter Program helps animal rescue shelters around the country nurse older dogs back to health so they have a better chance at adoption. Dogs with joint discomfort display a lower level of energy, making it harder to attract the attention of an adopting family. The program also enables shelters to keep dogs happy and healthy long after adoption, while also serving as a fund-raising source. Interested shelters can learn more at

About Flexcin International, Inc.

Flexcin International, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of leading natural supplements that promote optimal joint health. Along with its FlexPet line of pet joint supplements, Flexcin products are the only degenerative joint relief supplements with the patented CM8 ingredient, clinically proven to stimulate joint fluid lubrication, strengthen cartilage and increase mobility. For more information visit, or call (800) 505-0575

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