Based off the number polled, it was found that in the U.S., 60% of households have a dog and 47% have a cat. The data revealed that cat people and dog people are more alike than different. For both, their pets occupy a familial role in pet parents' lives. Their pets influence everything from furniture selection (35%), to purchasing a car (29%) or renting a home or apartment (26%). Rover's report found that pet parents are nearly unanimous in seeing their pets as family members. Most even preferring animal company to the human variety. Fifty-two percent of cat people prefer to spend time with their cats versus people. And 43% of dog people prefer to spend time with their dogs over people.