Annually there are about 2.7 million healthy shelter dogs and cats who aren’t adopted, so they are euthanized.

Fortunately, this is low when compared with previous years.
In the 1970s, approximately 67 million households had pets. However, in 2012 there were 164 million owned pets – meaning pet ownership in the U.S. has more than tripled in that timespan.


the numbers look like this:
83.3 million—Number of owned dogs
70 percent—Percentage of owners with one dog
20 percent—Percentage of owners with two dogs
10 percent—Percentage of owners with three or more dogs
1.47—Average number of owned dogs per household
20 percent—Percentage of owned dogs who were adopted from animal shelters
$231—Average annual amount spent by dog owners on routine veterinary visits
83 percent—Percentage of owned dogs who are spayed or neutered
Even—Proportion of male to female owned dog

In 2012, 62 percent of American households had at least one pet and in whole spent more than $50 billion on their beloved companions.

Every year the number of dogs adopted increase, however it would b nice to get the number coming from shelters to over 50 percent. Dogs really might mans best friend considering that they are indeed the most popular household pet.



Any questions, stories, or suggestoins are much apperciated. Thanks for reading and please remember to adopt your next dog from a shelter.