About 75 million dogs are owned in the United States.
Barbara Bush's book about her English Springer Spaniel, Millie's book, was on the bestseller list for 29 weeks. Millie was the most popular "First Dog" in history.
The Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary. They were named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariae insulae - "Island of Dogs."
Dogs were the first animals domesticated by people.
The dog name “Fido” is from Latin and means “fidelity.”
Most pet owners (94%) say their pet makes them smile more than once a day.
(Made you smile, didn't I?)