Kris Rankin of Dayton takes care of two dogs, four cats and fish in an outside pond. She’s pictured here with Stella (top) and Dinah, her shepherd mix dogs, and one of the cats, Simon. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
U.S. households spend more each year on their pets than they do on alcohol, furniture, landline phone service or men and boy’s clothing, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data collected by the Census Bureau.
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