A new poll from Siena College shows that for New Yorkers one pet clearly outnumbers the other by a considerable margin.

24 percent of pet owners tell pollsters that they've dressed their pet in a costume.

It's the age-old question, are you a cat person or a dog person? A recent poll of 800 New Yorkers shows that there is one pet that we love most of all, and that's man's best friend. The Daily Freeman printed the findings of a  Siena College poll that was released on Monday. The poll shows that 57 percent of the people in our state consider themselves “dog people” and only 17 percent say that they are “cat people.”

42 percent of the 800 people polled say that they have a pet. Out of those, 30 percent own a dog, 20 percent have a cat, and 10 percent have both.

In another interesting finding, 24 percent of pet owners tell pollsters that they've dressed their pet in a costume. There's some good news for those pet owners, as this Saturday is the First-Annual WPDH Pet Costume Contest.

The Boris & Robyn Show is hosting a pet costume contest on October 24 from Noon to 3pm at Petco on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie. There will be trick or treat bags for every pet that comes by, filled with goodies. Plus, humans will be able to enjoy free hot dogs from Chocolate Mousse Catering and win fun prizes.

You can bring your costumed pet anytime during the event to get their photo taken on the Halloween runway. Photos will be posted at wpdh.com where listeners will vote on their favorites. Grand prizes will be handed out for the winning costumes, including a full grooming service at Petco, a gift basket including admission to Pet N Play Luxury Pet Resort and even a flat-screen TV.

Participants are asked to bring an item to donate to Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary or simply make a monetary donation of their choosing. We’ve got a list of suggestions for much-needed items that Pets Alive is hoping to stock up on for the winter.