Since the pandemic, 3 million homes have welcomed a new pet in Canada. Most new pet owners live in Ontario, with a close second in Northern Canada. Most current pet owners live in Atlantic Canada.

Most Canadian pet owners have more than one pet. Cats are the most popular pet in Canada. Canadians prefer cats to dogs due to their easy adaptability.

Dogs are the second most popular pet in Canada. Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dog breed in Canada.

Surprisingly, fish are one of the most popular pets in Canada.

Birds are the fourth most popular pet in Canada.

*graphic and stat credit: Hepper