8 things you should know about shelter dogs

About 25% of shelter dogs are purebred

Shelters always want you to find a dog that fits your situation and needs

Adopting from a shelter is cheaper

Shelter dogs are trainable

Shelter dogs have their unique personality

There are about 3,500 Shelters in the United States

Shelter animals are euthanized annually

About 1.6 million dogs are adopted annually

  • Rehabilitation services: These programs are designed to give a second chance to dogs with behavioral issues due to abuse and neglect. They use modern behavioral training techniques to save the lives of dogs that may be otherwise euthanized. In other words, they remind us that good dogs are not born but made.
  • Relocation initiatives: These programs help to move dogs from places with a high number of shelter animals to those with lower rates. This is designed to help more surrendered animals find a place to call home.
  • Disaster preparedness training: These programs are intended to offer educational support to shelters to help them know what to do to serve our canine companions in times of natural disasters. This is effective to boost the rate of adoption after such incidents.

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