In most states, the percentage of households with pets is higher than the percentage of voters who voted in the last election. Dogs hold the lead in every state but Vermont. And the percentages of cats and dogs don’t add up to 100% in any state due to the ownership of other pets that are neither feline nor canine. All those pets cost money, to the tune of $136.8 billion in 2022,according to the American Pet Products Association. Click the map below to get the numbers.
Source: Pet Ownership Statistics by State [Updated May 2023] (worldpopulationreview.com)
Map Monday, from the State Legislatures News team, offers a weekly look at stats from the states, territories and commonwealths in map form.