Pet owners are great water treatment prospects. And, our Pet Owners List lets Water Dealers reach this very lucrative market. After all, pets are a beloved family member. And, there is nothing more important that our furry children!
Did you know that 66% percent of U.S. households, or about 86.9 million families, own at least one pet? This is according to the latest 2023 statistics. This breaks down to 90 million dogs and 94 million cats.
Americans spent $123.6 billion on their pets in 2021. The top spend categories include: food, supplies/OTC medicines, veterinarian care, new adoptions and pet purchases. Plus – we can add in pet services, like grooming, boarding, dog walking and dog-sitting.
On average, Pet Owners spend $1,600.00 per year on their Dogs, $1,200 per year on their Cats. Pet food is the highest category of spend, with $50 million spent in 2021.
BTW – Millennials have the highest percentage of pet ownership – 32% – of all the generational segments. Another interesting statistic, provided by Rainwalk Pet Insurance company, is that Wyoming, West Virginia, Idaho and Nebraska are the states with the highest percentage of pets per household!
Everyone’s Pet Deserve Quality Water
This list gives dealers in markets that have a high percentage of empty-nesters a creative invitation into the home. Affluent empty-nesters will spare no expense for the care & comfort of their pets. Make sure your copy includes tips on hydration – it’s vital for pets to have enough water to keep them healthy and happy.
In terms of offer – consider including a pet-themed premium. An over-sized postcard with a great photo of a dog, mailed to dog owners that offers a dog-themed premium will definitely get attention.
Select Homeowners with dogs, cats or birds…..or pet owners in general. All pet owners are great water treatment prospects…..dog owners especially.
A note on branding – if your dealership features an animal on your truck – you will definitely want to target market to this very niche group.