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Some Important Facts about Pet Rescue 


ResearchBreeder.com is pleased to announce our program to assist rescue and adoption agencies in their efforts to find good homes for dogs in rescue. Here are a few statistics.

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1.
  4. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes.  
  5. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  1. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  2. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  3. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  4. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs live in the United States. 
  5. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  6. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.According to a recent AKC Rescue Network survey, rescue volunteers said the top three reasons cited by owners for surrendering their dog are change of lifestyle, not the right breed for them, and lack of time to spend with the dog.  They also said that the biggest issues they face are the lack of foster homes, manpower, and funding.


For these reasons, ResearchBreeder.com has created a free service for non-profit adoption and rescue organizations. The only requirement is to put a link on your website to ResearchBreeder.com. Dogs needing homes can be found here on ResearchBreeder.com.  We applaud those who are doing all they can to help find good homes for these deserving animals.

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