Did you long for a four-legged friend during the corona pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This year, there have been over 2 million searches for dogs and puppies on Finn.
That is an increase of 200,000 searches from last year, according to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).
The number of ads has also increased.
“Last year, there were approximately 2,500 ads from people who wanted to buy dogs, and the number doubled in 2020,” communications consultant Linda Glomlien in Finn noted.
According to Glomlien, the peak of searches for dogs was in April and May.
Gudbrand Vatn in DyreID is not surprised by the trend during the pandemic.
“We saw the same trend in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008. For us, this indicates that in uncertain times we seek out what is close and safe. The result? A new four-legged family member,” he said.
As of the end of November, more than 44,000 new dogs were registered in Norway, an increase of 7% from last year.
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