Packaged Facts' June/July 2017 National Pet Owners Survey reveals that households with children are almost three times as likely as those without children to own a small animal as a pet.
The publication, designed to teach the basic principles, theories and techniques of grooming to beginning groomers, is available for free.
Urban, suburban and rural pet owners hold widely divergent views of their pets' health, according to the report.
Researchers surveyed over 2,500 pet and non-pet owners across three U.S. cities and one Australian city.
Several pet product manufacturers adopted minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policies recently, demonstrating a commitment to supporting the independent pet specialty channel.
In total, Packaged Facts estimates there are around 67 million households with pets, which is 55 percent of all U.S. households.
The city welcoming home the most puppies so far this year is New York, followed closely by Los Angeles, then Boston, San Francisco and Seattle.
During Global Pet Expo, the Fear Free team sought out the best consumer products for reducing fear, anxiety and stress in pets.
The report analyzes 53 of the largest cities across the country based on 10 key metrics broken down into three key dimensions: pet needs, pet recreation and city profile.
The survey shows a new generation of pet owners contributing to the growth of pet ownership.