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How COVID-19 affected pet ownership in the U.S. May-December 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected many industries in significant ways, including the pet industry. During a survey carried out in December 2020, 10 percent of respondents reported acquiring a new pet. This is an increase of three percent compared to May, when seven percent of respondents got a new pet.

How has your pet ownership been affected by COVID-19?

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Release date

December 2020


United States

Survey time period

May to December, 2020

Number of respondents


Special properties

Both pet owners and non-pet owners were surveyed

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Over 2,000 respondents were surveyed for each of the surveys.

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