Pets have been crucial to boosting the spirits and motivation levels of their owners during lockdown, a new study has found.
As part of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's new rescue pets campaign, the animal welfare charity spoke to 2,000 dog and cat owners about the joy of having a pet.
Britain’s pets have become crucial colleagues for their owners as they work from home by boosting morale and motivation and reducing stress and anxiety, research has found.
Four in 10, of the 2,000 owners surveyed, said that having a pet with them during these challenging times has provided consistency, as well as much-needed companionship. Meanwhile, 58% also said that having a pet helped to improve their motivation levels.
The research, carried out via OnePoll, coincides with Battersea’s new advertising campaign, which highlights the key role that rescue dogs and cats have played across the UK during quarantine.