Prepared for Clay F. | Delivered March 18, 2021
Dog Adoption in the U.S.
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To find information on where the 5 million adopted dogs are adopted from in the U.S.
Best Friends Animal Society
research and data analysis identified the shelters that took in the most dogs and cats in the U.S. and are
summarized them here
. Assuming that these shelters also facilitate the highest number of adoption in the U.S., it can be concluded that they
played a crucial part
in the recent adoption of the 5 million dogs.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are an estimated
brick-and-mortar shelters and an estimated
rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in the U.S.
On the other hand, statistics from Best Friend Animal Society show that in the U.S. there are a
shelters of which
are no-kill shelters.
The Human Society's statistics pointed out that in the 2019-2020 period,
of dogs acquired in the U.S. were acquired from
shelters or rescue centers
According to IBIS World, the biggest companies in the animal rescue shelters industry in the U.S. include American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
Humane Society of the United States, North Shore Animal League America, and
Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals.