Pet Ownership Statistics

A Snapshot of Numbers, Trends, and Expenditures

Domination of Domesticated Pets

A staggering 86.9 million domesticated animals live in 66% of American pet-owning households in 2023-24.

Dogs vs Cats

Dogs lead in popularity with 65.1 million, while cats are at 46.5 million in U.S. households.

Horse & Saltwater Fish Enthusiasts

The U.S. is home to 2.2 million horses, and 11 million households maintain captivating saltwater fish tanks.

Growth in Pet Ownership

Pet ownership in the U.S. surged from 56% in 1988 to 67% in 2019.

Female Connection

Females represent the majority of pet owners in the U.S., accounting for 60% of the total.

European Love for Pets

Nearly 46% of households in the European Union own at least one pet.

Goldfish Popularity in Vietnam

Vietnam leads in goldfish ownership, with 15% of households having one.

Splurging on Pet Services

In 2022, U.S. pet owners splashed out approximately $11.4 billion on various pet services.

Grand Total of Pet Expenditure

A whopping $136.8 billion was the total pet expenditure in the U.S. in 2022.

Insuring our Furry Friends

More dogs are insured than cats in the U.S., emphasizing their value to owners.

Global Overview

A brief look at pet ownership and trends around the globe.

Health Benefits of Pets

The undeniable health and emotional benefits of having a pet in one's life.

Future of Pet Ownership

Predictions and trends shaping the future of pet ownership.