From where did you obtain your most recent dog/cat?

This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults on where they obtained their last dog or cat. The respondents are exclusively adults who have previously owned a cat or dog but not within the past 12 months. 22 percent of previous dog owners and 18 percent of previous cat owners stated they obtained the pet from a shelter or rescue organization.

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Family/friend/neighbor 38% 41%
Shelter/Rescue organization 22% 18%
Stray 4% 22%
Breeder 16% 2%
Ad 9% 4%
Adopted from pet store 2% 2%
Purchase from pet store 6% 2%
Don't know 3% 6%
Other 1% 2%
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