How long has it been since a cat or a dog has been living in your household?

Time period since a cat or dog was living in American households 2012 This statistic shows the results of a survey among American cat owners and dog owners who did not own a pet at the time of the survey. They were asked how long it had been since a cat or dog was living in their household. 26 percent of the dog owners and 29 percent of the cat owners said it had been 1 to 2 years since a dog or a cat had been living in their home.
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Time spanDog ownersCat owners
1-2 years26%29%
3-5 years31%29%
>5 years43%42%
Time spanDog ownersCat owners
1-2 years26%29%
3-5 years31%29%
>5 years43%42%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among American cat owners and dog owners who did not own a pet at the time of the survey. They were asked how long it had been since a cat or dog was living in their household. 26 percent of the dog owners and 29 percent of the cat owners said it had been 1 to 2 years since a dog or a cat had been living in their home.
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Release date
2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 2012
Number of respondents
1,000*
Special properties
Previous pet owners who did not have a dog or cat within the past year
Supplementary notes
* n= 500 cat owners, 500 dog owners.

The source does not specify the age of the respondents or the type of survey.

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