More than 60 percent of households in the United States include a pet, according the most recent National Pet Owners Survey. In total, that accounts for 71.1 million families or individuals who have welcomed a pet into their homes. Many people treat their pets like family members, so it's no surprise that important emotional bonds develop.
Getting divorced is rarely a decision someone makes overnight. Rather, people often mull the decision -- individually or with their spouse. Even though divorce may indeed be the best option for the well being of each spouse, they may not think about the way splitting up affects the entire family.