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.