2 out of 10 Romanians say they bought a pet during the lockdown

In Romania, 6 out of 10 inhabitants have a pet

The lockdown period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic influenced the purchase or adoption of a pet. Thus, 20% of pet owners state that they have owned a pet for at least two years.

According to a Reveal Marketing Research study, the dog is not only man’s best friend, but also the most common pet owned by urban and rural households.

Data shows that that 73% of pet owners have a dog, while 57% have cats. The top of the most popular pets is made up of parrot/canary birds (9%), fish (7%), turtle and hamster/guinea pig (3%).

Dogs stand out as the favorite animal by young people aged 18 to 25 (80%) and families with children (78%).

Romanians seem to be more and more interested in the adoption part (57%), instead of the acquisition (57%). When considering the adoption of a pet, 7 out of 10 Romanians say they intend to adopt a dog.

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