Expecto Pet-ronum: Survey Reveals Pet Preferences of Harry Potter Fans

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
If you are a Potterhead, it might be possible that you favor one type of pet over the other.

Would you get an owl for your dorm in Hogwarts, make friends with a proud hippogriff, or would you hope to have a niffler accompany you on your adventures? It seems that your magical preferences reflect on your muggle ones, too. According to a fun survey that a company named Joybird did, it appears that Harry Potter fans have unexpected favorites when it comes to pets. Depending on the house The Sorting Hat put you in, you might end up being more of a dog person than a cat person- or vice versa!

If there was a way to make J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world a reality, you’d have many curious creatures to choose from. But, as we’re currently living in the world of muggles, our choice is “limited” to mundane fantastic beasts- cats and dogs. And, in case you’re proud Potterhead, it’s highly likely that you’d opt for a pooch companion over a feline friend. Over half of the people who were surveyed identified more as dog lovers than cat people, but it doesn’t mean that mysterious felines are not popular with witches and wizards.

It was a close call, and in some cases, it was only a few percents that made the difference. For instance, Ravenclaw peeps have most cat lovers out of all houses, and Slytherins follow suit. I can’t say I’m surprised by it- or any of the results, if I’m being honest. The cheerful and loyal Hufflepuffs were strongly in favor of canine companions, with 68% of them voting for dogs. The lion might be the symbol of the Gryffindor house, but they don’t give any precedence to cats, as the majority of these brave fellows prefers pooches.

What do you say? Is there any truth to these results? Or is this just some silly muggle stuff?

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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