It is estimated that over two-thirds of Americans own at least one pet. Our pets have always been valued members of the family, but perhaps never more than right now.
Pets give us unconditional love, companionship and even help relieve loneliness and stress. Perhaps that is why during the pandemic, Texans have been adopting pets at record levels. Although pet adoptions are surging across the country, Texans are clearing out animal shelters like never before. According to one news outlet, some North Texas rescue shelters are receiving 600 applicants per dog.