Adopt a Shelter Dog Month Facts & CLE Canine of the Week!

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month this month I’ve been sharing stories about shelter dogs. I recently came across some facts about shelter dogs that I wanted to share. The Bark Post posted an article recently – 13 Mind Blowing Facts About Shelter Dogs that is worth a read:

Here are a few of the most interesting facts:

  • 20-30% of dogs in shelters are purebred
  • It costs taxpayers roughly 2 billion dollars a year to round up, shelter and euthanize homeless animals.
  • The average age of animals entering shelters is 18 months
  • Many of the adult dogs have already been trained (much less work than a puppy)
  • A whopping 90% of animals entering the shelter system are healthy and ready-to-adopt

Makes it hard for those who want a certain breed or want a young dog say they can’t adopt a rescue dog right?

Speaking of shelter dogs, here’s a wonderful one looking for a home: Meet Stewie, the CLE Canine of the Week!


Stewie is a Chihuahua-mix that is currently with Berea Animal Rescue, who has this to say about him:  I’m sweet, and super smart, and around 6 years young – but that means I am past those pesky puppy behaviors. I am a calm boy who loves company of people. Now I just need to find a home where I can feel safe and loved! It would be so great to have a home of my very own where I can cuddle on the couch – or a soft dog bed. I just love to go for walks and hang out with people.

For more information on Stewie, contact his adoption consultant, Lynda at (216)990-6967 or

For more great shelter dog stories, visit The Shelter Pet Project:

Author: dogsinthecle

The source for what to do with your dog in Cleveland.

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