According to the American Pet Products Association's 2011/2012 National Pet Owners Survey, the United States now has a record number of dog owners.

APPA's survey found that the total number of dog-owning households in the US increased 1.5% to 46.3 million households, up from 45.6 million in 2008. In addition, the percentage of households owning multiple dogs is the highest number reported in more than a decade at 40%.