Dogs are being adopted from New Jersey to Sacramento this national adoption day.
The Sacramento Bee reports that “the adoption rate has surpassed 100% in four years.”
The Sacramento Bee has more on the adoption trends in New York, Maryland, and Tennessee.
The national adoption rate is around 70%.
Here are some more details: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the average age of dogs adopted in the United States has dropped from 26 to 22 years.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASHPCA), dogs are now adopted from states with the highest percentage of people with disabilities.
According the National Coalition for the Dog, adoption rates in those states are up 11%.
The American Humane Association says that adoption rates for dogs and cats are up 15% in just five years.
More on dog adoption here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peter-diaz/dog-adoption-national-admission-days-february-19-2015-article/1e6d8af0-e2d7-48f5-8f9b-7f3a5cd1c5cc/dog.html Adoption is still a work in progress, but adoption is at an all-time high.