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.

Download this statistic as XLS, PNG and PDF?
Basic Account
  • Access to basic statistics (approx. 7%)
  • Common download functions
Premium Account
$588per year*
  • All the advantages of the Basic Account
  • Instant access to all statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
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%
Source information for logged in users only.
Show our solutions
Everything you need to know about...
Pets in the U.S. - Statista Dossier
  • Great time-saver
  • All relevant statistics included

Offer: Order your Premium Account now & and get this dossier for free.

Get free dossier
You may also be interested in...
Show more
Market Analytics
Recent Statistics
Recommended studies and dossiers

Find the proper statistic fast and easy: