A Snapshot of Numbers, Trends, and Expenditures
A staggering 86.9 million domesticated animals live in 66% of American pet-owning households in 2023-24.
Dogs lead in popularity with 65.1 million, while cats are at 46.5 million in U.S. households.
The U.S. is home to 2.2 million horses, and 11 million households maintain captivating saltwater fish tanks.
Pet ownership in the U.S. surged from 56% in 1988 to 67% in 2019.
Females represent the majority of pet owners in the U.S., accounting for 60% of the total.
Nearly 46% of households in the European Union own at least one pet.
Vietnam leads in goldfish ownership, with 15% of households having one.
In 2022, U.S. pet owners splashed out approximately $11.4 billion on various pet services.
A whopping $136.8 billion was the total pet expenditure in the U.S. in 2022.
More dogs are insured than cats in the U.S., emphasizing their value to owners.
A brief look at pet ownership and trends around the globe.
The undeniable health and emotional benefits of having a pet in one's life.
Predictions and trends shaping the future of pet ownership.