The two most popular pets in the United States are dogs and cats. However, a survey done in 2007 found that there are approximately 86.4 million cats in the United States and only 78.2 million dogs. Dog owning households actually outnumbered those of cats, however the total number of cats per household was greater than that of dogs. The same was true for surveys done in 2009 and 2010. In 2013, the number of pets actually outnumbered children four to one in the United States.
You may be wondering which state has the most cats or dogs? casinotions.com The answer would be Vermont. Apparently people in Vermont sure do love their pets. In fact, almost 1 out of 4 (70.4 percent) of homes in Vermont have a pet, while Rhode Island has the lowest percentage of households with a pet. Surveys also found that more than 6 out of 10 pet owners consider their cats and/or dogs to be members of their family.