How many pets owned?

According to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 71.4 millions homes.

Total Number of Pets Owned in the U.S. (millions)

Bird                              15.0

Cat                               93.6

Dog                              77.5

Equine                         13.3

Freshwater Fish            171.7

Saltwater Fish               11.2

Reptile                          13.6

Small Animal                 15.9

 * Ownership statistics are gathered from APPA’s 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey


Now, let's see how many types I have owned throughout my life:

Collie dog

Weimaraner dog

2 stray cats


gauphin cockatoo

cockatiels (younger brother had 2 for 12-14 years)

fish (freshwater)




ant farm

iguana (15 years old)

rat snake


various small lizards, frogs, toad


Friends had squirrel monkey, skunk, rabbits, and then your more common pets.

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