Every Day Pet Care Information From Pet Professionals

How difficult is it for senior animals to get adopted?

This report examines the social trend in adopting pets, focusing on cats and dogs. Specifically, data on their age and the time they spend in the shelter until they are adopted are shown. How difficult is it for senior animals to get adopted?

Small, medium or large? Which size of dog are adopted more?

We wanted to understand whether the size of a dog is an important factor for its adoption. To do that, we looked into real historical data from several shelters and studied the adoptions for the last 10 years.

Which pets are adopted more? Males or females?

This report examines the social trend in adopting pets, focusing on cats and dogs. Specifically, data are shown in relation to their gender and the time they spend in the shelter until they are adopted. Which pets are adopted more? Males or females?

Removing the stigma: the increase in the adoptions of potentially dangerous dogs

The adoptions of potentially dangerous dogs have increased by more than 400% in the last 6 years. This study presents the actual numbers from different shelters in Spain and mainly in Catalonia.

Which day of the week the web pages for pet adoptions are visited the most?

The social tendency of new adopters when visiting the adoption websites of the shelters is a very relevant changing value for these organizations.

An important factor when adopting a pet: WHEN

Domestic animals are not adopted evenly during the different months of the year. In this study we when the adoptions happen.

The impact of the COVID pandemic on pet adoption

The COVID pandemic has affected the normal operation of the shelters. During the lockdown, the adoptions have decreased by a 50%. In the months after the lift of the restrictions, these delayed adoptions started completing and the situation is progressively reaching its normal state.

Food tendencies for families with multiple pets

Most of the families with multiple dogs or multiple cats have pets of “similar characteristics”. This allows to the families to use the same food for all their dogs or cats. More than half of these families use just one food for all their dogs or cats.

Families with multiple pets

From our analysis it becomes clear that for families with multiple pets, these pets tend to have similar characteristics in terms of size, neutering, breed and age. In addition, it becomes clear that families with less variance tend to have less members compared to the ones that host pets of wider range of characteristics.

Caring for multiple pets

Many families are lucky enough to have multiple pets. There are several periodic preventive tasks that families need to perform for their pets such as deworming and vaccinations. What we want to see is whether families tend to care for all their pets at the same time or have a separate schedule for each one of them. We focus our analysis on families with cats and dogs.