We invite you to follow along with their HOPE Dog participant on this site, but also visit their own websites to see the many other wonderful animals they have for adoption. If you want to know hard facts on pet homelessness, shall we? There are about 70 million stray animals living in the U.S. Of this 70 million, only about six to eight million cats and dogs enter the nation’s 3,500 shelters every year, according to the Humane Society of the United States. The trend of relocating animals began in the mid-2000s, when a slew of massive hurricanes devastated the South and left thousands of pets homeless. Shelter dogs, many lost or abandoned by fleeing residents, were moved around the country by volunteers hoping to eventually reunite them with owners.
Simply put, it could take a couple of hours at the humane society, or it could take days to weeks with a volunteer-run rescue. Every single shelter, humane society, and rescue have their own rules and regulations when it comes to adopting a dog. So I can’t tell you it’s going to take 1 day, 1 week or 1 month.