Special Report

States With the Most Dogs

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43. Massachusetts
> Households with at least one dog: 28.9%
> Number of dog-owning households: 783,000 — 15th highest
> Number of human households: 2,714,000 — 15th highest
> Dog population: 1,096,000 — 22nd highest

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42. New Jersey
> Households with at least one dog: 29.1%
> Number of dog-owning households: 992,000 — 11th highest
> Number of human households: 3,414,000 — 11th highest
> Dog population: 1,253,000 — 17th highest

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41. Maryland
> Households with at least one dog: 30.2%
> Number of dog-owning households: 683,000 — 20th highest
> Number of human households: 2,261,000 — 20th highest
> Dog population: 963,000 — 24th highest

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40. Illinois
> Households with at least one dog: 31.0%
> Number of dog-owning households: 1,590,000 — 5th highest
> Number of human households: 5,138,000 — 5th highest
> Dog population: 2,230,000 — 10th highest

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39. South Dakota
> Households with at least one dog: 32.1%
> Number of dog-owning households: 114,000 — 4th lowest
> Number of human households: 356,000 — 4th lowest
> Dog population: 149,000 — 4th lowest

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