Do it for the right reasons

Admiral Pet Insurance asked cat and dog owners why they got their pets and what they regretted*

*An online survey was conducted among 2000 UK dog and cat owners in June 2018

Where did they get their pets from?

  • Breeder (29%)
  • Rescue Shelter (24%)
  • From a friend/family (19%)
  • Petshop (11%)
  • Stray (4%)
  • Online (3%)
  • Other (2%)

Why did they get one?

Wanted a pet since they were a child

Got a pet for their partner

Got their pet for their kids

Pet Regrets

Top reasons for regretting getting a pet

When I am landed with an expensive vet bill 12% 15%
When I have to clean up faeces/urine/vomit/fur 13% 21%
When my pet ruins our home/furniture 12% 17%
When I feel guilty leaving my pet at home 14% 12%
I have never regretted getting my pet 34% 51%

Dog owners would consider re-homing their pet

Cat owners felt the same way

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Admiral Pet Insurance is arranged and administered by Ultimate Pet Partners Limited (5th Floor, The Connect Centre, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 8DE) who are an Appointed Representative of Ultimate Insurance Solutions Limited - FCA number 311368 which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.