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How Many People in the World Own Pets?

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Over half of people internationally have at least one pet, according to a recent study conducted by GfK.

 

WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE THE MOST PETS?

11111????Owning a pet is most popular in Argentina and Mexico, with 80% owning at least one

11111????70% of Americans own a pet

11111????People living in Asian countries were the least likely to have a pet. In South Korea, only 31% had a pet companion.

11111????That percentage rose to 35% in Hong Kong and 36% in Japan.

“Although the Asian countries come lower in this list, these countries comprise a significant and growing share of the global pet market. This is due to the overall size and growth rate of their human population,” said Pushan Tagore, vice president of pet care research at GfK.

 

WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE THE MOST DOGS?

11111????A third of the online population has dogs

11111????Dogs are the most popular in Argentina (66% of people are dog owners)

11111????64% of people in Mexico are dog owners

11111????58% of people in Brazil are dog owners

11111????Russians purrrfurr cats, with only 29% having a dog

11111????In the US, dog owners outnumber cat owners, with 50% owning a pooch

 

DO WOMEN OR MEN HAVE THE MOST PETS?

11111????Women have slightly more cats and dogs living with them (34% VS. 32% for dogs and 25% VS. 22% for cats)

11111????Men are more likely to own a pet fish (14% VS. 11%)

 

The online survey questioned over 27,000 people in 22 countries

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