Young Adults Who Own Pets Emily hiott

According to The Washington Post, 62 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 34 own dogs, while 71 percent of men own dogs.
While for owning cats, according to The Washington Post, 48 percent of men between ages 18 and 34 own a cat. While only 35 percent of women between the same ages own a cat as a pet.
Not only are more millennials making the decision to own a pet, they are also 76% more likely to splurge on their pet, according to The Washington Post. This means they are more likely to spend more money on clothes, toys, and extra items for their pet's enjoyment.
So why are young adults making the choice to own a pet?
While there are not always exact numbers from research, many studies have been conducted to prove that owning a pet helps young adults with mental health, physical health, and emotional development.

Works Cited

Bhattarai, Abha. "Millennials Are Picking Pets over People." The Washington Post. WP Company, 13 Sept. 2016. Web. 03 Mar. 2017.

Zuckerman, Diana PhD, and Casciotti, Dana, PhD. "The Benefits of Pets for Human Health - National Center for Health Research ." National Center For Health Research. N.p., 09 Aug. 2016. Web. 03 Mar. 2017.

June 14, 2011 - by MarketingCharts Staff. "3 in 5 Americans Own Pets." MarketingCharts. N.p., 14 June 2011. Web. 04 May 2017.

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