Almost one in five people bought puppy During the pandemic, they are now considering relocating their new dog, the study found it.
An estimated 3.2 million British families welcome the new pet Into their homes during the lockdown, and puppy with Cat According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, the most popular animal.
But now the restrictions of the pandemic are relaxing and people are returning jobs, Some owners expressed that they were worried that they would no longer be able to take care of them, according to Kennel Club.
The survey found that nearly a quarter of owners worry that they will not be able to provide a suitable home for their dogs after lock-in, and 17% have considered resettlement.
The Kennel Club warned that unless more workplaces become dog-friendly, the UK is facing an imminent “epidemic puppies welfare crisis.”
Bill Lambert of the Kennel Club said: “This new study shows worryingly that if dogs cannot go to places with their owners and adapt to the post-pandemic lifestyle, some dogs will be left alone at home for too long. Even sadly resettled or abandoned.
“These consequences can be devastating for the dogs of the country. Frankly speaking, they have become the lifeline of so many people during the lockdown and should not be left behind.”
According to this study, as many as 21% of owners admit to leaving their dogs alone at home for long periods of time.
The study found that 14% of people said they left their pets in the car while shopping.
The Dog’s Trust charity warned that between August 2020 and January 2021, traffic to its “give up your dog” page increased by 41%.
Although Battersea Dogs & Cats Home predicts that the number of abandoned dogs will increase by nearly 27% in the next five years.
Mr. Lambert urged hotels, businesses and workplaces to create more dog-friendly places for people across the UK.
He added: “Hotels, businesses, and workplaces can play a role in responding to the imminent welfare crisis faced by this pandemic by opening up to dogs; helping owners introduce or reintroduce their pets into a’normal’ state. Without leaving them behind.”