Hundreds of dogs up for adoption in Pembrokeshire, study reveals
There are over 250 dogs up for adoption in Pembrokeshire, according to a recent survey.
The study, conducted by PuppyHero, investigated which areas of the UK had the most dogs up for adoption.
With 252 dogs available, out of a population of 126,751, the county has 19.88 dogs for adoption per 10,000 people.
The most adopted dog breed is a cocker spaniel, with 28 available in the county.
Meanwhile Carmarthenshire’s figures (57.29) were the third highest in the UK, with only Aberdeenshire (84.94) and Ceredigion (74.77) having more dogs up for adoption.
Amy Ockleford, spokesperson for the RSPCA, said: “The RSPCA rescues and rehoms thousands of dogs across England and Wales every year.
“The dogs most likely to see at our centers are Staffordshire bull terriers, lurchers, Jack Russell terriers, German shepherds and crossbreeds.
“Unfortunately we are seeing a lot of pets being placed in our care at the moment due to the rising cost of living, with owners having to make heartbreaking decisions to part with their pets as they struggle to pay. household bills and to feed their families.
“We’re also seeing a lot of dogs coming to us who have behavioral issues as a result of being raised during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, which has left many with severe separation anxiety and a lack of life skills. in terms of socialization.