The music streaming service Spotify has created a new feature for those of us with furry family members: pet playlists.
“We dug our paws into the subject and conducted a study on how pet owners use music with their pets. We found that 71% of pet owners surveyed play music for their pets,” the streaming service said.
Spotify looked at data gathered from an online survey of 5,000 pet owners in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Spain and Italy. The surveys found that eight in 10 pet owners believe their pets like music. Further, 71% have played music for their pets, while 57% said they dance with their pet and 69% sing to them.
Almost one in five pet owners also named their pet in an ode to their favorite musician or band.
Their research also revealed the top five artist-influenced pet names include Bob Marley, Elvis, Freddie Mercury, Bowie and Ozzy.
Spotify also unleashed a few more fun facts, like 55% of pet owners think their pet has the same taste in music as their human and 53% said if they really had to choose, they’d pick their pet over their partner.
For the curious, here’s how you can build a playlist for your pet on Spotify:
To start, pick your pet: The animal options include dog, cat, bird, hamster and iguana. Sorry, fish.
Then select some choices about the pet’s disposition on a sliding scale. The range lets you select if the pet is more relaxed or energetic, shy or friendly and lastly, more apathetic or curious.
You then enter your pet’s name, and voila! Their playlist is ready to stream.