By the numbers
71 percent of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults own pets.
63 percent of heterosexual adults own pets.
90 percent of gay pet owners say the pet is a member of the family.
64 percent of gay pet owners have bought a pet a present.
$52.87 billion spent in the pet industry in the United States each year.
3.9 percent of U.S. households have pet birds.
1.8 percent of U.S. households own horses.
*Statistics compiled by Harris Interactive, a global market research and consulting firm.