Factoid! Can You Guess How Many U.S. Homes Have Pets?

Factoid! Can You Guess How Many U.S. Homes Have Pets?
Factoid! Can You Guess How Many U.S. Homes Have Pets?
Pet ownership facts that might surprise you

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According to the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes. In 1988, the first year the survey was conducted, just 56% of U.S. households owned a pet. The pet industry in the US alone is expected to exceed $60.59 billion—yes, billion, dollars this year.

54.4 million US households have a dog.
Cats are in second place with 42.9 million US households counting a cat among its members.

Number of Pets Owned in the US:
85.8 million cats, 77.8 million dogs

*Cat lovers are more likely to have more than one cat.

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