2001-01-11 / Pets

Many millions of dogs owned in U.S.

Many millions of dogs owned in U.S.

Pet facts

U.S. pet ownership statistics


There are about 62.4 million owned dogs in the U.S.

Nearly four in 10 (or 39 million) households own at least one dog.

One in 10 dog owners own three or more dogs.

Looking at the total number of dog owners, they own an average of almost two dogs per owner.

There’s an equal number of male and female dogs owned, based on the percentage of total dog owners.

In households where there are no children under 18 years of age, more dogs are owned on average (two) than in households where there are children under 18 (one dog).

The above statistics were complied from the American Pet Products Manufacturing Association 1999-2000 National Pet Owners Survey.

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