DENVER (STACKER) – When you look at the make-up of American families today, it’s rare to see a home where a pet isn’t part of the family. According to the latest data from the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67% of households – or approximately 85 million households – have a pet. Of these households, dogs and cats top the list of the most popular pets. 63.4 million and 42.7 million households have dogs and cats, respectively.

In researching the history of animal shelters and rescue organizations in the country, nothing turns out to be as problematic as the lack of a central reporting system to collect data about these organizations. Most of the animal shelter statistics available and accepted are estimates based on multiple periodic surveys, including the above-mentioned APPA National Pet Owners Survey along with the AVMA US Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Without a nationally codified and streamlined procedure for collecting, organizing and reporting protection data, there was a serious lack of transparency with regard to the protection areas of the country. This makes it difficult not only to compile accurate statistics on protected animals in America, but also to understand the real state of animal welfare in the country. This is the first step in improving this animal welfare.

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If you’ve been thinking about bringing home a furry companion, be sure to read on. Stacker has compiled a list of dogs available for adoption in Denver on Petfinder. It includes age, racial composition, temperament, and needs. It is important to note that pet adoption is a huge responsibility and requires available savings on emergency and routine veterinary care, a daily routine and schedule for cover if the puppy needs to be left at home during the day (e.g. dog walkers ) and time and attention to educate your newest family member. Make sure you carefully examine your breed research to determine which type of dog will best suit your lifestyle.

Here are readily adoptable dogs in your hometown:

Roxy – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Roxy

Theodore – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Theodore

Nina – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Nina

Holden – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

held

Yasmin – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Yasmin

Brooklyn – HO-BO Boxers Rescue

Brooklyn

Draco – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Draco

Penny – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

penny

Charger – Aurora Shelter

charger

Mary – HO-BO Boxer Rescue

Maria

Harry – HO-BO Boxer Rescue

Harry

Polly – LOLA’s rescue

Polly

Delilah – Rescue Doberman Animal Rescue

Delilah

Andres – Animal Rescue of the Rocky Mountains

Andres

Trixy – Rescue Doberman Animal Rescue

Trixy

Parker – LOLA’s Rescue

Parker

Beast – DFL

animal

Samson – Rescue Doberman Animal Rescue

Samson

Rey – DFL

Rey

Baby – Old Dogs New Digs

infant

Bridget – A friend of Jack Rescue

Bridget

Tatiana – mothers and mutt

Tatiana

Colby – Aurora Shelter

Colby

Shiloh – dogs unbroken

Shiloh

Meredith – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Meredith

Max – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Max

Sammy – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Sammy

Donovan – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Donovan

Ainsley – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Ainsley

Rocky – Humane society of the South Platte Valley

Rocky

Remy – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Remy

Gail – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Gail

Abby-Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Abby

Louise-Human Society of the South Platte Valley

Louise

Rocky-Human Society of the South Platte Valley

Rocky

June Human Society of the South Platte Valley

June

Amaya – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Amaya

Davie – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Davie

Brunner – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Miley – MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue

Miley

Elio – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

helium

Hazel Blue Lion Rescue

hazel

Katie Blue Lion Rescue

Katie

Khloe Blue Lion Rescue

Khloe

Scottie – Scottie Rescuing the Rocky Mountains

Scottie

Ziggy 2 Blondes All Breed Rescue

Ziggy

Snickers – Colorado Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Snickers

Thor Blue Lion Rescue

Max Moe Moe’s Rescue of the Rocky Mountains

Max

Ruffles – Colorado Retriever Rescue

Ruffles

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