Do you have one or more dogs? You may be interested to learn that there are roughly 46.3 million households in the United States that also have a dog. Furthermore, this amounts to about 37% to 47% of all American households. While most pets are acquired from family members and acquaintances, 28% of dogs are purchased from breeders. Both dogs and cars are adopted from shelters or are rescues, which accounts for 29% of these family pets.
Since most Americans consider their pets to be part of the family, they are prepared to spend a considerable amount of money to care for them properly. It may not be surprising to discover just how much people in the United States spend on their four-legged loved ones every year:
- Pet food: $20 to $46 billion
- Pet supplies and over-the-counter me