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Adopt a Shelter Dog!

* Adapt a Shelter Dog Month 4,619 Number of dogs in the U.S. named Buddy, making it the most popular name for male canines; the most popular female-dog name in 2014 is Bella. Average race speed, in mph, of greyhounds. 25 Percentage of shelter dogs who are purebred. 1994 Year that the Labrador retriever became the most popular dog in America. It is also the most popular dog in Texas, followed by the German shepherd and the West Highland white terrier. 29.5 Age of Bluey, an Australian cattle dog who holds the Guinness World Record for oldest living dog. He herded cattle in Australia for 20 years and died in 1939. 65 Percentage of pets in the U.S. that are adopted from animal shelters. 83 Percent success rate in San Antonio's efforts to become a no-kill city, which means that in the most recent year statistics were available, municipal shelter Animal Care Services adopted out or returned to owners 83 percent, or 1,804, of the animals it took in. Percentage of dog owners who have two dogs; 10 percent have three or more. 1994 Year that first no-kill shelter, the North Shore Animal League in Long Island, was launched. 1974 Year that rescued mutt Higgins's first movie, "Benji," was released. Rank of Texas in number of registered dogs, with more than 31,000. California is first. 34G000 Approximate number of pets available on at any given time. 2,217 Number of pets adopted on 2014's "Empty the Shelter Day" in the Dallas area. Number of puppies born to Tia, a Neopolitan mastiff, in the UK in 2004 for a world record. warldearcom / centricitymaq.worldearaom

Adopt a Shelter Dog!

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Since the early 1970s, pet adoptions have steadily increased. Fewer animals are euthanized each year, but we’ve still got a long way to go. Here are a few facts and figures about our canine companio...


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