Number of pet stores in Canada by region 2019

As of December 2019, Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, was home to the most pet and pet supplies stores across the country. At that time, there were 762 such stores in Ontario. Quebec and British Columbia, the second and third most populous provinces, came next in the ranking with 469 and 348 stores respectively.

Are brick-and-mortar pet stores still necessary?

In short, yes. Despite the rise of e-commerce, the majority of Canadian pet owners continue to purchase pet food in-store, with just 9.3 percent stating that they bought pet food online in a recent survey.

Canadian pet expenditure

The average Canadian household spends 631 Canadian dollars annually on their pets, thus creating a huge market for retailers. Although pet expenditure has fluctuated in past years, hitting a high of 650 Canadian dollars in 2016, spending has witnessed a long-term increase since 2010. In the fourth quarter of 2018, retail sales of pet food, supplies and accessories reached an all-time high of 1.57 billion Canadian dollars, an increase of almost 50 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Number of pet and pet supplies stores in Canada as of December 2019, by region

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Canada

Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures refer to active businesses with employees.

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