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According to a review of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, 66 pets died in transport aboard flights of eight national and regional carriers over a more than two-year span, from January 2014 to August 2016, the most-recent month for which information is available. While that number is a tiny fraction of the more than every year, it does spotlight the risk for animals traveling in the baggage compartment of planes — particularly ahead of the heavily traveled holiday season.
Southwest Airlines is the only major U.S. air carrier that doesn’t permit customers to check their pets. The airline didn’t introduce a pet fare until 2009 and has never transported warm-blooded animals in the baggage compartment of its passenger planes, said spokeswoman .
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Meanwhile, the ownership of small dogs—that is, pets weighing no more than 20 pounds (9 kilograms)—is doing just the opposite. Americans have been buying more and more small dogs each year since 1999. The population of little canines more than doubled in the US over that period, and is only projected to continue upwards, according to data from market research firm Euromonitor.U.S. National Forests Pets are allowed in all U.S. National Forests, but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times while in developed recreation areas and on interpretive trails. Most other areas within the National Forests do not require dogs to be on a leash, but they should be under control at all times. Pets are not permitted in swimming areas. U.S. National Parks In general, pets are permitted but must be restrained either on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length, caged or crated at all times. Requirements for visiting a national park with your dog vary, so be sure to check each park's regulations before you visit. The statistic depicts the estimated number of pets in the United States in 2017/2018, by species. As of March 2017, a total of 89.7 million dogs was estimated to live in U.S. households as pets. In 2017, some 68 percent of all households in the United States , up from 56 percent in 1988.