According to recent reports by the United States Department of Health, there is a growing disinterest in young women having babies but there has been an increase in ownership of small dogs. Thanks Paris Hilton.

Damian Shore, an analyst at market-research firm Euromonitor, believes there is some replacement happening between dogs and babies due to the increase in women buying small dogs, “Women are not only having fewer children, but are also getting married later. "There are more single and unmarried women in their late 20's and early 30's, which also happens to be the demographic that buys the most small dogs."

I've heard people argue about the idea of getting a dog is sort of preparing you for having a baby. This seems wrong because if I leave a baby outside like a dog, their is probably a good chance it will die.

It just seems women are more determined to get their education and a career before settling down to raise a family. I'm agree with Lisa about spoiling your pet because they are kind of like our babies but with more fur. Don't freak out if women are wanting dogs over babies, freak out if they want waffle tacos over babies.