Pet Adoption: The Numbers Behind the Need
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Each year millions of companion animals enter shelters. Hundreds of thousands are currently in need of homes. It can be tough to grasp the size of the issue when talking about numbers so large, so here’s a visual representation of some of the key facts about pet homelessness in North America.
THE NEED FOR DOG ADOPTION, ILLUSTRATED
Getting people to adopt animals isn't the whole story. About 20% of people who leave dogs in shelters adopted that dog from a shelter earlier. The challenge is finding lifetime homes for these pets.
The average cost of basic food, supplies, medical care and training for a dog is less than most people may think: ONLY $400 TO $700 A YEAR.
Give a Dog a Permanent Home Today
Petfinder.com works with 12,089 adoption groups across North America to find homes for companion animals. As of May 25, 2016 there were 129,224 dogs available for adoption on Petfinder.com
Common breeds on Petfinder.com as of May 25, 2016
You're Not Alone in Wanting Specific Breed Traits in Your Adopted Dog
Top 10 searched dog breeds on Petfinder as of Feb. 2016
Orvis has partnered with the Petfinder Foundation to help animal shelters and rescue groups find loving homes for dogs in need. Want to learn more? Visit petfinderfoundation.com to find out how people like you have helped change the lives of homeless pets.