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In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 photo, Sassafras sits in a quiet corner at the home of Jackie Schulze, 77, in Williamsport, Pa.¨Sassy" was rescued from a meth lab.

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Where did Fido or Tabby come from? Gifts, strays lead list

Where do people get their pets? A new AP-Petside.com poll found that the most common way people acquire a pet is as a gift, followed by taking in a stray. About four in 10 pet owners say at least one of their current pets was given to them by friends or family, while a third say they have a pet that showed up on their doorstep as a stray.

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