Special Report

States With the Most Dogs

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23. California
> Households with at least one dog: 40.1%
> Number of dog-owning households: 5,576,000 — the highest
> Number of human households: 13,911,000 — the highest
> Dog population: 8,690,000 — the highest

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22. North Carolina
> Households with at least one dog: 41.3%
> Number of dog-owning households: 1,663,000 — 9th highest
> Number of human households: 4,022,000 — 9th highest
> Dog population: 2,742,000 — 8th highest

21. Michigan
> Households with at least one dog: 41.9%
> Number of dog-owning households: 1,705,000 — 8th highest
> Number of human households: 4,071,000 — 8th highest
> Dog population: 2,763,000 — 7th highest

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20. Delaware
> Households with at least one dog: 42.2%
> Number of dog-owning households: 168,000 — 5th lowest
> Number of human households: 399,000 — 5th lowest
> Dog population: 310,000 — 11th lowest

19. Washington
> Households with at least one dog: 42.8%
> Number of dog-owning households: 1,217,000 — 13th highest
> Number of human households: 2,844,000 — 13th highest
> Dog population: 1,846,000 — 13th highest

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