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A newly released study from Honest Paws analyzed which U.S. states had the most 2020 pet adoptions and which states had the most 2020 pet adoptions per 100,000 people. 

In the study, the company compared the adoption rates of 2019 to 2020. Some of the key findings include:

Highest total pet adoptions from shelters of all 50 states in 2020.

#1 California - 256,739

#2 Texas - 219,173

#3 Florida - 203,385

 

Highest total pet adoptions in each state per 100,000 people/against a state's total population in 2020:

#1 Idaho - 1,706

#2 Colorado - 1,619

#3 Montana - 1,537

 

Based on the percentage change in pet adoption rates between 2019 and 2020:

#1 New Hampshire - 35.24%

#2 South Dakota - 33.75%

#3 Massachusetts - 21.01%