About one million dogs are the primary beneficiary of their owners' wills in the U.S.
An estimated 1 million dogs in the United States have been named the primary beneficiary in their guardian's will. It is estimated there are 77.5 million people with dogs in the United States. Nearly 40% of American households have at least one dog. 67% have just one dog, 25% two dogs, and nearly 9% more than two dogs.