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Did you know that approximately 4 million adoptable dogs and cats are killed each year due mainly to overpopulation? And that 25 to 30 percent of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? The other 70 to 75 percent, of course, are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for you.

Don't be fooled into thinking that animal shelters and pet rescues are filled with dog or cats that were discarded because they're "bad". Shelter pets for adoption are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners.

In an effort to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, many humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues provide adoption counseling to help match you up with a pet for adoption.

Use the's adoption tool, and find your new best friend today!

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