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Origin of previously owned cats or dogs 2012

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.

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

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Source

Release date

2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 2012

Number of respondents

1,000*

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

Adults who have previously owned a cat/dog but not within the past 12 months

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Previously owned a cat but not within the past 12 months: n=500
Previously owned a dog but not within the past 12 months: n=500

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