Animal Attraction

Find posts by keyword
Find posts by date


Animal Attraction: Texas Leads the Nation in PetSmart Charities® Pet Adoptions

by Stacy Fox

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM

The lone star state sizzles when it comes to finding homes for adoptable dogs and cats in 2013, according to new research by nonprofit PetSmart Charities.

As the leader in pet adoptions, PetSmart Charities analyzed all adoptions that occurred January 1-June 23 through its partnerships with more than 2,000 shelters and rescue agencies. Adoptions took place at PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers and during national and community adoption events in all 1,278 PetSmart® stores.

Here is PetSmart Charities' list of the top ten states for pet adoptions:

  1. Texas (20,983)
  2. California (18,593)
  3. Florida (13,437)
  4. Arizona (12,081)
  5. Georgia (8,806)
  6. North Carolina (8,260)
  7. Virginia (7,886)
  8. Ohio (6,915)
  9. Indiana (6,551)
  10. Pennsylvania (6,495)

You don't have to be a hero to adopt -- just someone who is ready to love and support a pet. For those looking to add a furry friend to their home (and help boost the adoption numbers of their respective state), PetSmart Charities' next National Adoption Weekend event is coming up Sept. 13-15 in all PetSmart stores. Visit for more details.

PetSmart Charities