Given the furry fandom’s affinity for animals, over the years we’ve asked participants several questions about pet ownership, including whether they had ever owned a pet, currently owned a pet, and the number and type of pets currently owned.
The table below outlines the frequency of pet ownership by furries, organized by pet species.[tagcite tags=w12]
Pet Ownership in Furries
% of Furries Owning at Least One
It would be worth looking, in future research, at the extent to which furries want to own a pet; these numbers might help to distinguish—among the one-third of furries who do not have a pet—those who genuinely do not wish to own a pet from those who, while wanting a pet, may be unable to do so due to their current living conditions (e.g., living with their parents,[tagcite tags=1.7] living in an apartment which does not allow pets, being unable to afford a pet[tagcite tags=1.5])