Interesting & Fun Pet Owner Statistics – JFF (Just for Fun)

We could not resist posting these stats.  If you are a pet owner, we think that you may be able to relate to some of these statistics if not all of them.  Please share other interesting statistics in the comments!

  1. 83% of pet owners refer to themselves as their pet’s mom or dad
  2. 70% of pet owners sign their pet’s names on greeting cards (along with thier kid’s names)
  3. 18% of dog owners say they have included or would include their pet in their wedding
  4. 66% of dog owners say they would refuse to date someone who didn’t like their pet
  5. 21% of dog owners say their dog sleeps in their bed with them
  6. At least 25% of cats are obese or likely to become obese (not sure how you categorize likely?)
  7. Between 25-40% of dogs are considered obese
  8. 64% of US households own a pet (2011 statistic)
  9. 45% of US households own more than 1 pet
  10. 40% of US households own a dog
  11. There are 90 million cats in the USA and 73 million dogs
  12. 78% of dog owners buy their pets several gifts a year – for birthdays and holidays
  13. 51% of cat owners have bought their pet a gift within the last 12 months
  14. 60% of dog owners purchase Dog Chew Toys for their dogs
  15. 30% of dog owners own Dental Care Products – Treats & Toys for their pet. This includes toothbrush, floss, mouthwash and whitening products.
  16. 34 million dogs traveled with their owners in 2011