A corgi dog standing in the middle of a railway line

Statistics

pet industry statistics

  • The pet industry is expected to reach $358.62 billion by 2027.
  • There are over 630 different pet food brands.
  • Americans spend $103.6 billion on pet products per year.
  • Pet industry spending has increased 115% since 2011.
  • 86% of pet owners shop for their pet online.
A girl with her pet dog sitting in a public place.

most popular pets in the united states

  • According to the American Pet Products Association, 66% of U.S. households own a pet,
  • Dogs are the most popular pet in the United States, with 65.1 million households owning at least one dog.
  • Cats are the second most popular pet in the United States with 46.5 million households owning at least one cat.
  • According to the ASPCA, the first-year cost of owning a dog can range from $1,471 to $2,008, while the first-year cost of owning a cat can range from $787 to $1,448.

Pet ownership by generation

According to American Pet Products Association, following are the pet ownership statistics by generation.

  • Generation Z (born 1997-2012) are 16% pet owners.
  • Millennials (born 1981-1996) are 33% pet owners.
  • Generation X (born 1965-1980) are 25% pet owners.
  • Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are 24% pet owners.
  • Builder (born 1928-1945) are 2% pet owners.

pet related statistics

miscellaneous

pet Adoption Statistics

  • 4.1 million animals are adopted from shelters every year.
  • Over 1 in 3 dog owners say they adopted their dog from shelter.
  • 6.3 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters every year in the United States.
  • There are over 14,000 shelters and rescue groups in the United States.

pet grooming statistics

  • The global market for pet grooming is expected to grow from $1305 million in 2022 to $2015 million in 2029.
  • 86% of pet groomers in the United States are female.
  • 14% of pet groomers in the United States are male.
  • 65% of horse groomers are female and 35% are male.

pet travel statistics

  • 78% of American pet owners travel with their pets each year.
  • 54% of dog and cat owners plan to travel with their pets.
  • 58% of people would prefer to travel with their pet over a friend or family member.
  • 64% of travelers prefer to travel with pets by car