The most popular name for dogs, according to one survey, is Max, and other popular names are Molly, Sam, Zach and Maggie.
That 62% of US households have a pet, which means there are about 72.9 million homes with a loving creature. Forty five percent of dogs sleep in their owner’s bed (probably most hog the covers as well, but no statistics there).
Some amazing facts about dogs and cats include…
While there are around 74 million dogs in the US, there are 88 million cats.
Dogs’ sense of smell is between 10,000 and 100,000 more acute than humans.
And did you know that Shakespeare Animal Fund is helping an animal survive each and every day. Here’s an example of a recent email we received asking for help:
I have no family. Summer (the Cavalier) is my only family. I live on $786 a month, Social Security, and I am able to survive with food stamps and Medicaid for myself. Susanna B.
We offered help to Susanna and hundreds of others who need help. You can help in a variety of ways: