The purpose of this report is to summarize the results of a survey about the growing popularity of keeping pets at home. The survey was conducted on a sample of over 150 teenagers from a local school.
A total of 65% of those questioned students have a pet. Of these, 27% have a dog, 22% a cat and 11% have another kind of pet, such as birds or parrots, rabbits, an acquarium with fish and/or turtles and so on.
Half of those who do not have a pet cannot keep one because their parents are against it, 30% do not have enough space and the remaining about 20% do not like pets in general (which is about a 14% of the total number of interviewed students).
In general, those who have pets, like them and think they are good company or that they makes you feel better. Only 10% of these think it is very expensive and tiring having a pet whereas the great majority of the students who have a pet (90%) and anyway 72% of the total number of students think that having a pet is a pleasure.
In conclusion it is clear that keeping a pet is increasingly popular. People find their company irreplaceble. Although their require effort to be kept, the friendship they give in return seem to be a much more important and paying-back factor.