According to the ASPCA approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States own dogs. It is estimated that 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United states. Here are some other not so surprising statistics.
90% of pet owners consider their pet a member of their family.
In about 20% of dog households, the TV, radio, or stereo is left on when the animals are left alone, presumably so they don’t get lonely.
16% of dog owners claim to have bought a car or home with their pet in mind.
Are you a dog lover and live in the Rochester area? Don’t want to leave your dog alone at home, but don’t know where you can bring them? Rochester has several stores, adoption centers, dog parks, dog friendly restaurants, rescue organizations, and grooming centers in the area. You don’t have to do much without your canine partner in Rochester. Here are some links to help guide you.
Want to take your dog with you to eat? Rochester has several dog friendly patios. Five West, The Loop, Tap House, Chipotle, Zzest, Wildwood Sports Bar & Grill, and Forager Brewing Company are a few great options. Dog friendly patios in Rochester
Don’t own a dog, but are considering it? Think about Adopting! Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs.