Pet Ownership Statistics UK

A deep dive into the pet ownership trends in the UK.

Cats vs. Dogs

12 million pets in UK households are cats, while 13 million are dogs.

Households with Children

77% of households with children have pets.

Pet Ownership Breakdown

28% of UK households have a cat, 27% have a dog, and 11% have both cats and dogs.

Pets as Family

49% of UK households consider pets as part of their family.

Pet Popularity in London

In London, 61% have cats, while 50% have dogs.

Pet Spending in the UK

– In 2020, £8 billion were spent on pet food, products, and services.

Fish Ownership

There are 8 million indoor and 6.5 million outdoor fish ponds in the UK.

Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and Hamsters

The World of Veterinarians

The Most Popular Dog Breed

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the UK, taking 12% of the ownership.