Try our corporate solution for free!
+1 (212) 419-5770

Most common ways of purchasing pets in Italy 2007-2019

Purchasing pets represents one of the main ways of acquiring a domestic animal in Italy. However, there are many possible means of pet purchasing: which one is the most popular? This survey conducted on Italian veterinaries' clients suggested that buying animals from breeding farms, from other private citizens or in pet shops were by far the most popular option, accounting in total for more than 90 percent of the respondents through the years. In particular, we note how direct purchases from other private citizens surpassed breeding farms in 2019, moving respectively to 39.2 and 38.8 percent. After the lowest point of 15.5 percent in 2017, purchases from pet shops increased again in 2019 as well, reaching 21 percent.

Pets were purchased...

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% Discount until October 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

December 2018

Number of respondents


Special properties

Italian veterinaries' clients who purchased a pet

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

*Sample count for different years: 2007 N=304, 2011 N=294, 2017 N=239, 2019 N=291

The source does not provide any information regarding percentage points exceeding 100 percent.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Consumer behavior of pet owners in Italy"

Further Content: You might find this interesting as well

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.