Q: In 2016 how many households reported owning a pet?


Since 1988, APPA has been collecting and publishing the industry’s most comprehensive consumer research study of demographics, buying habits and other traits of owners of dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, small animals and now equine. Survey results are published every other year

how many households own a pet int he U.S.Answer: According to the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 millions homes

Here is a breakdown of pet ownership in the U.S. according to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey from 2015-2016:

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet (millions)

Bird                                 6.1
Cat                                  42.9
Dog                                54.4
Horse                             2.5
Freshwater Fish         12.3
Saltwater Fish             1.3
Reptile                          4.9
Small Animal               5.4

Total Number of Pets Owned in the U.S. (millions)

Bird                              14.3
Cat                                85.8
Dog                               77.8
Horse                            7.5
Freshwater Fish        95.5
Saltwater Fish            9.5
Reptile                         9.3
Small Animal              12.4


Source: 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey


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