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Statistics About The Most Popular Pet In The Us

The most popular pet in the US is the dog, with about 63.4 million households owning at least one.

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"Dogs are the most popular pet in the United States, with 63.4 million or about 53% of households owning at least one dog."

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"Cats are the second most popular pet, numbering at about 42.7 million in US households."

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"67% of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet."

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"There are approximately 89.7 million dogs in the United States."

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"The US has about 94.2 million cats."

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"Fish take third place with 11.5 million households owning fish."

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"The fourth most popular pets are birds, owned by 5.7 million households."

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"22% of dog owners and 30% of cat owners found their pets in a shelter."

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"The state with the highest pet ownership is Wyoming, at 72%."

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"The state with the lowest pet ownership is the District of Columbia, at 38%."

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"The total amount of money spent on pets in the US in 2020 was $99.0 billion."

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"More households feed their pet dog dry food than any other type of food, at 79%."

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"46% of pet owners have purchased pet health insurance."

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"49% of pet-owning households in the U.S have more than one type of pet."

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"34% of dogs are purchased from breeders, making breeders the most common source of puppies in the United States."

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"The most popular dog breed in the United States is the Labrador Retriever."

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"Women are more likely to own cats, whilst men are more likely to own dogs."

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