Austin has third-highest rate of pet ownership in U.S., survey says

Austin has the third-highest percentage of households with pets out of major United States metro areas, according to new data from the American Housing Survey.

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According to the survey results, 48.4 percent of households have pets in the average American metro area. However, Tucson, Ariz. had the highest rate of pet ownership, with close to 60 percent of households with at least one pet. Oklahoma City was second, and Austin was third, with just over 50 percent of households containing pets. Other Texas cities on the list included San Antonio at No. 4 and Houston at No. 13.

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