No doubt about it, Canada is a nation of pet lovers. But do you know what the top choice for a pet is in our nation?
Nope, it’s not a dog...try again.
That’s right...it’s a cat!
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada put together a detailed report cataloguing the number of cats, dogs and other non-human family members and cats took the number one spot. Canadians, apparently, are cat people. More than one third of Canuck households have at least one feline. And just how many pet cats do we winter-hardy bunch own? The number is larger than the combined population of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. In fact, there are more cats in Canada than there are people in Toronto. About 8.5 million domestic felines call the Great White North home.
The second pet of choice is...nope, not dogs...try again...
Dogs came in third at about 6.4 million, a very respectable number, no doubt about it, but still much lower than cats. It’s not that Canadians don’t love dogs, they do. But dogs require much more maintenance and time commitment. You can’t be too busy – or too lazy – with a dog!
And hey, it’s okay to be a crazy cat lady, after all. Because it’s very Canadian!
So move over, Fido...cats now rule!