Pets that look like their owners


Pets that look like their owners have been a source of amusement for many people for many years. A quick Google search will reveal countless articles and videos of people showing off their pets that look like their owners. And while it may be easy to dismiss this as a case of people seeing what they want to see, there is actually some scientific evidence to support the idea that pets and their owners can resemble each other.

A study published in the journal Anthrozoos in 2010 found that there was a significant correlation between how human participants rated the physical similarity between themselves and their pets and how close they felt to their pets. In other words, the people who saw a greater physical similarity between themselves and their pets also reported feeling a stronger emotional bond with their pets.

There are a number of theories as to why this might be the case. One possibility is that we are more likely to form attachments to things that remind us of ourselves. Another possibility is that we simply tend to gravitate towards things that look like us when we are choosing a pet, either consciously or unconsciously.

Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that many people do see a strong resemblance between themselves and their pets. And while it may just be a case of people seeing what they want to see, there is also the possibility that there is something more to it. So if you have ever looked at your pet and thought they looked just like you, rest assured, you are not alone.


  1. I think it’s really cool when people have pets that look like them! I think it shows a strong bond between the owner and pet. I also think it’s funny how some people say they see a resemblance when there isn’t one haha.

  2. I think it’s amazing when people find their perfect match in a pet! I have two cats and while they don’t look exactly like me, there are definite similarities in our faces. I love that we can bond over that connection.

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