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U.S. pet-ownership estimates from the APPA for 2012

Dogs

  • 83.3 million—Number of owned dogs
  • 47 percent—Percentage of households that own at least one dog
  • 70 percent—Percentage of owners with one dog
  • 20 percent—Percentage of owners with two dogs
  • 10 percent—Percentage of owners with three or more dogs
  • 1.47—Average number of owned dogs per household
  • 20 percent—Percentage of owned dogs who were adopted from animal shelters
  • $231—Average annual amount spent by dog owners on routine veterinary visits
  • 83 percent—Percentage of owned dogs who are spayed or neutered
  • Even—Proportion of male to female owned dogs

Cats

  • 95.6 million—Number of owned cats
  • 46 percent—Percentage of owners with one cat
  • 31 percent—Percentage of owners with two cats
  • 24 percent—Percentage of owners with three or more cats
  • 2.11—Average number of owned cats per household
  • 26 percent—Percentage of owned cats who were adopted from an animal shelter
  • $193—Average annual amount spent by cat owners on routine veterinary visits
  • 91 percent—Percentage of owned cats who are spayed or neutered
  • 73 percent vs. 62 percent—The difference in number of owned female cats and owned male cats, respectively

Source: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/pet_ownership_statistics.html

Here are some U.S. animal shelter Statistics

 

  • 3,500—Number of animal shelters
  • 6 to 8 million—Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year
  • 25 percent—Percentage of purebred dogs in shelters
  • 3 to 4 million—Number cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year
  • 2.7 million—Number of adoptable cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year
  • 30 percent—Percentage of shelter dogs reclaimed by their owners
  • 2 to 5 percent—Percentage of shelter cats reclaimed by owners

Please be a responsible pet owner.

 

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