U.S. Pet Ownership Statistics: Total number in United States 69,926,000 DOGS 74,059,000 CATS! I am finding it hard to rent a place because I have dogs. I understand that other people have ruined it for us because they didn't take care of their animals. I am getting divorced and moving out. I need a place but everywhere that I like says "NO PETS"! Everyone I know has either a dog(s) or cats! I will not get rid of my dogs, they are my life (besides my kids who are grown). This is so unfair!!!!!!