More than Three Out of Five Pet Owners Share Bed with Their Animals
(NEW YORK) -- Nine out of ten pet owners say they consider their pet to be a member of the family, and for 67 percent of those folks, that relationship includes frequently or occasionally sharing a bed at night.
Thirty-three percent of pet owners say they rarely or never share a bed with their pet. The stats come from a new Harris Poll on Americans and their pets.
- 60 percent of Americans have a pet. Among these pet owners, two-thirds have a dog while just over half have a cat. About one in ten have a fish, and less than one in ten pet owners have a bird or some other type of pet.
- 61 percent of dog owners have just one pooch, while 28 percent have two dogs and 11 percent have three or more dogs in the house.
- 46 percent of cat owners have just one cat while one-third have two felines. Twenty-two percent have three or more cats. Four percent of the surveyed cat owners admit to having six or more in their home.
- 31 percent frequently purchase holiday presents for their pet, while another three in ten occasionally do so.
- 18 percent frequently buy their pets birthday presents and 22 percent do so occasionally.
- 19 percent admit to frequently or occasionally dressing up their pet in some type of clothing. Eighty-percent say they rarely or never do.
- 10 percent of pet owners have taken their pets with them to work, while 82 percent say they have never done so.
The Harris Poll surveyed 2,634 U.S. adults.
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