Americans love their pets
Some 68 percent of all households in the United States owned at least one pet in 2017, this is an increase of over 10 percent since 1988. Freshwater fish were the most commonly owned pet in terms of volume in 2017 , followed by cats, dogs and birds. Pet ownership is, however, not evenly distributed between age groups - Americans aged between 18 and 29 were most likely to own a pet.
PetSmart and PETCO, the American pet product retail chains, are the industry leaders within the North American pet market, with 1,656 and 1,482 pet stores respectively. PetSmart’s revenue reached approximately 5.32 billion U.S. dollars in the United States in the 2018/19 fiscal year ending on January 31.