Well, that was weird!

The Townsquare Home Office has shut down my search for a post on pets!

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I just got an email that basically read -

with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show coming up in a month, here's the result of a survey to determine which state's pet owners prefer dogs versus cats.



I thought that sounded interesting to share, so I clicked on the survey and was instantly WARNED that I couldn't go there because the site compromised our corporate off-limits GAMBLING category.  Hey, I just wanted to write a story, not place a bet on whether you would read it or not!

Not to be deterred, I found other sources because I WILL WRITE THIS POST!

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National Pet Month Is On

June is just 11 days away and June is National Adopt a Rescue Cat Month...and we have 2!   And on top of that, we're in May and May is National Pet Month which covers all the furry, feathery, leathery, finny, funny pets ... including dogs...and we have 2.

So, if that's not a semi-weak but legitimate reason to investigate pet populations in a post, then I don't know what is!

So a hunting I did go for pet ownership info for the Pacific Northwest and here's what I found (according to Pawlicy Advisor )

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NW Pet Ownership By The Numbers

Washington Pet Ownership Stats

  • 62.7% of Washington households own a pet.
  • 42.8% of Washington households own a dog.
  • 30.5% of Washington households own a cat.

Oregon Pet Ownership Stats

  • 59.2% of Oregon households own a pet.
  • 37.8% of Oregon households own a dog.
  • 30% of Oregon households own a cat.

Idaho Pet Ownership Stats

  • 69.9% of Idaho households own a pet.
  • 33.3% of Idaho households own a dog.
  • 34.4% of Idaho households own a cat.

US Pet Ownership Snapshot  

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS (according to Zippia)

  • 85 million or 67% of American homes include a pet.
  • 63.4 million or 53% of American households own dogs.
  • Most homes only own one dog. Sorry fido, no friend for you.
  • $1,126 is the average amount pet owning household spends on their pets each year.
  • Married couples with no children spent the most on their pets, while couples with young kids spend the least.
  • The most dog loving state is Arkansas, where 48% of households own a dog.
  • Southern states dominate the top 10, while Northeastern states own the bottom 10.
  • Only 9 states have more cat owners than dog owners- 5 of them are in the northeast.
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