Pet adoption is bigger and more popular than ever – since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. During these times with increased downtime, It’s no secret that many have turned to furry friends to keep them company while, in the meantime, giving them a loving home.

There are many covid doggies, and kittys out there changing peoples everyday lives for the better.

Fun fact: A new report from says 53% percent of survey-takers who adopted a pet in the last 12 months adopted a dog, while 32% took in a cat and 14% adopted a dog and a cat.

Of those who gave these animals a home, 26% got them from breeders, while the vast majority (64%) adopted from either a nonprofit or rescue group (40%) or another family (24%).


According to, “93% of people said their “pandemic pet” improved their mental and/or physical wellbeing in the last year and over 80% said it made working from home and being at home during the pandemic more enjoyable.”


So, If you are currently thinking of adopting a new furry family member, take this as a sign to do so! Adoption fees are without a doubt higher than normal because of the strong demand, but if you are ready to provide a loving and safe home for a sweet animal that will give you all the love and happiness back, it is 100% worth the investment!

See all the animals at our SPCA that need a home HERE!


Kate Tattersall