Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rise in pet ownership for singles

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) survey shows that singles both those never married and those recently separated or divorced are increasingly turning to pets for love and a sense of family.

According to AVMA’s U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, it’s still more common for a pet to be owned by a family, but pet ownership among single people increased by 16.6% from 2006 to 2011, and is now 54.7%. That compares to just 1.37% growth in pet ownership for families, to 66.4% now.

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