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Household Pet Ownership, 2011–2013

According to the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 68% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 82.5 million homes.

Pet-owning
households,
2011
Total number
of pets,
2011
Pet-owning
households,
2013
Total number
of pets,
2013
Dog 46.3 million 78.2 million 56.7 million 83.3 million
Cat 38.9 million 86.4 million 45.3 million 95.6 million
Freshwater fish 11.9 million 151.1 million 14.3 million 145.0 million
Saltwater fish 0.7 million 8.61 million 1.8 million 13.6 million
Bird 6.4 million 16.2 million 6.9 million 20.6 million
Small animal 5.0 million 16.0 million 6.9 million 18.1 million
Reptile 4.6 million 13.0 million 5.6 million 11.5 million
Source: American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, 2011–2012 National Pet Owners Survey; 2013–2014 National Pet Owners Survey
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