Dog owners misplace the most socks!

Today (9 May) is National Odd Sock Day, and dog owners across the UK have been named as the people most likely to misplace socks… and it’s apparently all because of our four-legged friends.

Survey results suggest that the average UK dog owner spends over eight days of the year (65 minutes a week) searching for missing socks, with half of those admitting to spending more than 15 minutes a day dedicated entirely for searching out elusive socks, as well as pants and gloves amongst other items.

While time to sort out the washing in the first place remains the number one reason for lost items in the washing machine, sock-loving dogs and disorganised lifestyles are among the reasons why dog parents fail to keep track, a study by new luxury sock brand Popasox.com has revealed.

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The new brand of socks, which handily pop together when washed, surveyed more than 2,200 people and found that 40 per cent preferred to throw away their odd socks rather than spend as little as 10 minutes a day searching, whereas a third (33 per cent) preferred not to be beaten and continue their search.

  • Six in ten dog owners admitted to throwing more than 20 odd socks away each year
  • Men were more likely to throw away than keep up the search
  • Dog owners aged between 38-45 are more likely to throw than search
  • Up to two-thirds of people admitted to finding odd socks up to three months later in garden borders, underneath sofas and at the side of cupboards

Lizzie Tipping from Popasox.com said, “One of the many reasons why we developed our Popasox was because we know that dogs love socks, whether it’s straight from the washing machine or from the foot directly!

“We hope that our socks go some way towards helping to keep dog owner’s socks together, whether freshly washed or well-worn!”

Main photo credit: Shutterstock

This is a guest post by Jenny Holden. Want to write for us? Visit www.dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/essay-submission or email editorial@dogstodaymagazine.co.uk

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