Monthly Archives: November 2013

A recent survey taken by the American Pet Products Association, Inc.’s 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey shows:

68% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 82.5 millions homes.

In 1988, the first year the survey was conducted, 56% of U.S. households owned a pet.

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet (millions)
Dog…………….56.7
Cat…………….45.3
Freshwater Fish….14.3
Bird…………….6.9
Small Animal……..6.9
Reptile………….5.6
Horse……………2.8
Saltwater Fish……1.8

Total Number of Pets Owned in the U.S. (millions)
Freshwater Fish……145.0
Cat……………….95.6
Dog……………….83.3
Bird………………20.6
Small Animal……….18.1
Saltwater Fish……..13.6
Reptile……………11.5
Horse………………8.3