Connecticut Ranks Next to Last For Dog Ownership

A new report from the American Veterinary Medical Association found only 28. 3 percent of Connecticut households are home to a dog.


Despite the number of four-legged tail-wagging friends you might see in your neighborhood, Connecticut is not home to many dogs.

According to the Hartford Business Journal, a new report from the American Veterinary Medical Association ranks Connecticut 49th for pet ownership.

The recently released U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook found that only 28.3 percent of Connecticut households own a dog.

Vermont ranked number one, and the District of Columbia came in last.

Howard January 21, 2013 at 04:13 AM
Not many of us citizens can afford it. I'll bet most of the dogs live in the west end of the state.
Tiffany E Williams January 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Hopefully they are pound pets. Rescued dogs & cats are the best! And remember spay & neuter. And if looking check your local shelter.
Meredith Tiffany January 21, 2013 at 01:30 PM
I have four amazing rescued dogs all living with me here in Montville and my Xander boy is from the Montville Animal Control. No house is a home without one!
Fake Mr. Fuji January 22, 2013 at 04:22 AM
Come to New London, pit bull to resident ratio is off the chart.


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