Data Sources

CountryTotal Cat & Dog PopulationTotal Owned DogsTotal Owned CatsTotal Homeless CountsStreet / Stray DogsStreet / Stray CatsHomeless cats & dogs in shelters% Homeless Companion AnimalsSources* as provided by Mars Petcare market teams, Advisory Board members and secondary research
United States185,407,416 78,175,944 59,531,47247,700,000 1,300,000 41,000,000 5,400,000 26%
India93,841,422 12,674,0201,267,40279,900,00062,000,0009,100,0008,800,000 85%
Germany28,460,00010,700,00015,700,0002,060,000-2,000,00060,0007%
The Deutsche Tierschutzbund (detail available upon request)
Industrieverband Heimtierbedarf (IVH) (detail available upon request)
Greece 5,509,232796,8321,884,400 2,828,000693,000 2,000,000 135,000 51%
Dog's Voice (detail available upon request)
China257,738,944 95,652,41687,086,528 75,000,000 20,000,000 52,000,0003,000,000 29%
TA Foundation (detail available upon request)
Mexico38,895,368 23,219,144 8,076,224 7,600,000 4,600,0001,400,000 1,600,000 20%
UK20,953,432 8,594,176 11,279,8561,079,40067,000 970,400 42,000 5%
South Africa14,915,084 8,264,399 2,600,685 4,050,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 650,000 27%
Russia67,547,799 22,632,444 40,836,355 4,079,000 735,000 3,200,000 144,000 6%
Pet Ownership Survey, Russia 2020 (detail available upon request)
Russian Ministry of Natural Resources (detail available upon request)

*For details regarding the calculation behind each homeless estimate, please contact us.