Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted a survey about dogs and cats of pets. In Tokyo, according to the survey
- Number of male dogs is almost same as the number of female dogs.
- Pet shop has the highest portion in the dog suppliers. 50% owners got dogs from pet shops.
- 89% owners have registered their dogs. In Japan, owners have to register their dogs to the local authority in order to prevent rabies.
The survey was conducted in 2011 Oct. - 2012 Mar.
Table 1: Pet dogs by gender
Table 2: How owner got the dog
|Born at home||11|
|From pet shop||150|
|Found dog outdoors||5|
|From public pet adoption organization||5|
|From private pet adoption organization||22|
Table 3: Ratio of registered dogs
Source is Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health. //www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.jp/kankyo/aigo/horeishiryou/siryou.files/23tyousa_gaiyou.pdf