The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Shelter Pets More Popular Than Ever The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Shelter Pets More Popular Than Ever

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Shelter Pets More Popular Than Ever


Getting a new dog or cat? Over sixty percent of people planning on bringing home a new pet say they're going to adopt.

The PetSmart Charities 2014 U.S. Shelter Pet Report finds that 66 percent of people considering bringing home a new pet say they would adopt their new furry friend instead of going to a breeder or other source. That's up from 58 percent in 2011.

Spaying and neutering is also on the rise. Eighty-six percent of pets are now spayed or neutered, up from 80 percent in 2009.

Put those figures together with increased pet ownership -- the report finds 81 percent of households now have a cat or dog (or both), up from 60 percent in 2009 -- and they amount to a real boon for homeless pets.











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