Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. About 62% of Australian households own pets. There are an estimated more than 24 million pets in Australia. Dogs are the most common pet, with 38% of households owning a dog. There are estimated to be 4.8 million pet dogs in Australia; 20 dogs for every 100 people. Cats are the second most common pet, with 29% of households owning a cat. There are estimated to be 3.9 million pet cats in Australia; 16 cats for every 100 people. In 2016 the total number of pet birds was approximately 4.2 million and in addition there were about 2.5 million other pets, including companion horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles and other small mammals.
All the dogs below were waiting for their owners outside, while the people were shopping. I certainly hope that they bought a treat for these patient critters...
This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.