Most Pets Acquired During Pandemic Are Still In Their Homes, ASPCA Survey

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), a leading animal welfare organization recently released a new SURVEY which shows that the majority of dogs and cats acquired during the pandemic are still in their homes. The survey revealed that approximately 1 in 5 respondents (19 percent) acquired a cat or dog from March 2020 to May 2021.

It’s estimated that 23 million American households acquired a pet during the COVID-19 crisis.


  • Cats are still in their homes: 85%
  • Dogs are still in their homes: 90%
  • 87% of respondents are not considering rehoming their companion animal.


PRESS RELEASE: New ASPCA Survey Shows Overwhelming Majority of Dogs and Cats Acquired During the Pandemic Are Still in Their Homes (5.26.21)