Saturday, 3 March 2018


In 2013 there were estimated to be more than 25 million pets in Australia, with nearly 5 million of Australia's 7.6 million households home to pets. At 63%, Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world.

Dogs are the most common pet, with 39% of households owning a dog. There are estimated to be 4.2 million pet dogs in Australia; 19 dogs for every 100 people. Cats are the second most common pet, with 29% of households owning a cat. There are estimated to be 3.3 million pet cats in Australia; 15 cats for every 100 people.

Fish are the most numerous pet type, with a total population of 10.7 million. The number of birds is estimated to be 4.8 million, with a further 2.2 million other pets including small mammals and reptiles. Almost half (48%) of all Australians would like to either get a pet or get another pet. More than 1.1 million Australian households (14.9%) were planning to get a companion animals in 2013.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.


  1. All so cute. That last one is stylish in that red coat.

  2. I like all animals, even though we are cat owners. Great captures!

  3. Hello, love all these cute dogs. I am a dog lover, I hope to have another soon. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. I like that first one...makes me want one!


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