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Pet Statistics! part 2

10 Nov

In order to increase awareness of the current state of cats and dogs in the United States, A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter likes to keep people updated with pet statistics. Also, with the upcoming holidays, we threw in holiday statistics as well to spread some holiday cheer. Some pet statistics about pets in the United States are as follows:

-57% of American households today own either a dog or cat
-Dogs households outnumber cat households, there are more cats (64.1 million) than dogs (63.8 million) in the United States.
-Cat owners tend to have more animals than dog owners on average- 2.1 cats compared with 1.5 dogs per household.
-9 out of 10 per owners surveyed say they consider their pet a member of the family.
-63% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners surveyed said they give their pets presents at Christmas.
-Americans spend about $5 billion on holiday presents for their furry friends.
-40% of dog owners and 37% of cat owners hang Christmas stockings for their pets.

We hope these pet statistics help you want to consider adopting a dog or cat so that you can share in the holiday’s spirit with a pet that you can love of your very own. During the holiday season, everyone and everything needs love and family. By adopting pets you can help to spread love to an abandoned/ homeless pets all over. Thereby making this holiday season an even greater one.

For more information about potential pets for adoption, please visit our website at

Written: Ayllana Cook

Find Friendship in Pets!

1 Nov

Sitting at home on a rainy day and wondering what’s needed to make this day better? As the days get colder and the nights get longer, one can inquire what would help the time past quicker. The easiest thing to do is look into adoption! Dogs are a mans best friend yet we wonder what could complete our lives. Loneliness isn’t fun but that could all be changed with choosing to help a loving animal find a home. There are many animals that are in need or adoption and in need of a caregiver. Some might say they don’t have the time to adopt a pet. One can always make time for love and to give care. It’s a human nature! Find your heart at A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter today. You wont regret it!

Here are some surprising statistics for Pet Adoption:

-Approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year and approximately 5-9 million are euthanized (60% of dogs and 70% of cats). Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control.

-Less than 2 percent of cats and only 15-20% of dogs are returned to their owners.* Most of these were identified with tags, tattoos or microchips.

-About 60% of all households in the United States have a pet

-The majority of pets are obtained from acquaintances and family members. 15 – 20% of dogs are purchased from breeders, 10 – 20% of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescues, and 2 – 10% are purchased from pet shops

-The average cost of basic food, supplies, medical care and training for a dog or cat is $400 to $700 annually.

Some of these statistics are surprising but it is great to know that we can be the positive change in these pets lives. Look into Pet Adoption today and live  better life!

By: Morgan Prewitt

Pet Statistics!

21 Oct

For the month of October, we wanted to do a post about the current state of cats and dogs in the United States to show you what the mass population feels about the animals. Hopefully, encouraging you to want to show a cat or dog some affection as well.

– While a solid majority of American households (57%) currently have dogs, cats, or both pets in residence, virtually everyone-more than nine in ten-would like to have either or both of these animals as household members.

– More than 90% surveyed (including non-pet-owning households) said that the following groups could lead more satisfying lives -if they had a dog or cat companion: people living alone, senior citizens, handicapped or disabled people, and young children.

– Almost half of the pet owners surveyed admit they sometimes talk to their pet. And 80% of those people stated that on those occasions, the animal seemed to respond by means of sounds, facial expressions, or body language.

– 80% of dog and cat owners surveyed claimed that their pets could sense their moods. And three in four believed their dogs tried to make them feel better when they were unhappy.

– 70% of dog owners surveyed expect their pet to come to their rescue when they are In distress, compared to 31 % of cat owners.

– In 75% of the nation’s dog-owning households, the dog is treated to rides in the family car compared with 8 % of households with cats.
In one third (34%) of households surveyed, the dog goes along on family vacations, whereas only 11% take the cat along.

– 25% of pet owners surveyed said they blow dry their pet’s hair after a bath.
When a pet dies, 58% of pet owners bury the pet on their property.

Based on the above statistics, it shows that a lot of Americans feel very connected to their animals. Wouldn’t you like to join in on that experience?!

Written By: Ayllana Cook