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According to the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes. In 1988, the first year the survey was conducted, just 56% of U.S. households owned a pet. The pet industry in the US alone is expected to exceed $60.59 billion—yes, billion, dollars this year.

54.4 million US households have a dog.
Cats are in second place with 42.9 million US households counting a cat among its members.

Number of Pets Owned in the US:
85.8 million cats, 77.8 million dogs

*Cat lovers are more likely to have more than one cat.

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