SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

August 12, 2013 08:30 ET

New Research Shows Hottest States for PetSmart Charities® Pet Adoptions

Texas Leads So Far This Year, but California Isn't Far Behind

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) -  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)

Millions of healthy adoptable pets are euthanized each year simply because of pet overpopulation. But, people who choose to adopt join a nationwide effort to solve this problem once and for all. You don't have to be a hero to adopt -- just someone who is ready to love and support a pet.

If you want to see where your state ranks on pet adoptions this year, visit PetSmart Charities' blog.

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, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

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