Sunday 16 October 2016


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,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme.


  1. My youngest daughter loved looking at all the doggies

    Thank you for linking up

  2. Seems to me like no family is complete without a pet!

  3. Hello, they are all cute dogs. Being a dog lover, I have not met one I did not like. Great photos.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  4. What a lovely variety of dog photos ~ Great photography ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a special week ~ ^_^


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