This calculator takes the most current (hourly) US population estimate from the US Census and calculates the current number of households that are pet owners based on statistical pet ownership data. It provides a further breakdown on numbers of dogs and cats.
As of 02-23-2017 it is estimated that there are currently 316,158,692 people in the US, equaling 119,757,080 households.
Of these, 80,117,487 households own a pet.
43,711,334 of US households own a dog.
There is an average of 1.6 dogs per dog-owning household, totalling an estimated 69,938,135 dogs in US households. 23,079,585 of owned dogs are not spayed or neutered.
36,406,152 of US households own a cat.
There is an average of 2.1 cats per cat-owning household, totalling an estimated 76,452,920 cats in US households. 9,174,350 of owned cats are not spayed or neutered.
The total estimated number of dogs and cats owned in the US is 146,391,055