We love a feel-good story, especially on a Monday morning. And when that feel-good story is about animals? Even better. It started off sad when a small dog was injured and left abandoned on the streets in Beijing China. But WRAL reports that Kai Wei was visiting Beijing when she happened to walk past the dog. And she knew instantly he deserved better. He had been abandoned by his owner and waited in the same spot for them to return. It was outside a restaurant and the owners did feed Rain food scraps daily. They also constructed a dog house for him but city leaders had it taken down. Wei took Rain to a vet and got his injury cared for. He had suffered a broken leg from being kicked by a drunk passerby.

As WRAL states, Wei was concerned about who would care for the animal, named Rain, and when she returned home to North Carolina took it upon herself to arrange care for him. It took two years but she was finally able to adopt Rain and get him home to the states. It was not an easy journey at all. According to a Facebook post from the SPCA of Wake County Rain arrived at their facility on Wednesday. He is now safe but looking for his forever home. According to the SPCA of Wake County, they are looking “to ensure he finds a wonderful family who can promise that his future will hold nothing but snuggles, treats, and the best possible care — just as he’s deserved all along.

Looking For A Friend? These Are The Most Adopted Dog Breeds In North Carolina

2020 will be known for a lot of things. But one most positive? The puppy boom! Spending so much extra time at home contributed to a large increase in dog adoptions in the United States. Whether it was looking for companionship or just having the extra time to dedicate to training and raising a puppy they were a great source of comfort for many during a trying time. I’m sure you know plenty of people maybe even you who added a dog to the family in the last few years. But what were the most adopted dog breeds?

Our friends at TOP puppy adoption levels prior to and during the pandemic discovered some very interesting facts about Americans’ favorite pets. They ranked each state’s most adopted dog breeds as well as ranked the most puppy-obsessed states. Here were the 5 most adopted dog breeds in North Carolina:

Ranking The Most Puppy-Loving States

They also ranked each state according to the number of people per capita looking to adopt a dog in the same time period. Below are the top 15 states as well the most popular adopted dogs in each state. To do this TOP Data analyzed a dog adoption database of 500,000 adopted dogs, analyzed online adoption data, and surveyed 1,000 dog owners across the U.S. Did you add a furry friend to your family in the past few years? I didn’t but these adorable dogs are definitely giving me puppy fever.

  • Top 15 Most Puppy Loving States

  • 1. New Hampshire

      1. Labrador Retriever
      2. Mutt
      3. German Shepherd
      4. Chihuahua
      5. Beagle

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  • 2. Oregon

      1. Chihuahua
      2. Labrador Retriever
      3. Pit Pull
      4. Mutt
      5. German Shepherd

    Chihuahua

      1. Beagle

  • 3. Nevada

    1. Chihuahua
    2. Pit Bull
    3. Labrador Retriever
    4. Shih Tzu
    5. Mutt

    Chihuahua

  • 4. Connecticut

    1. Labrador Retriever
    2. Chihuahua
    3. Mutt
    4. Yorkshire Terrier
    5. Pit Bull

    Lab

  • 5. Colorado

    1. Chihuahua
    2. Labrador Retriever
    3. Mutt
    4. Siberian Husky
    5. Pit Bull

    Chihuahua

  • 6. Massachusetts

    1. Labrador Retriever
    2. Chihuahua
    3. Mutt
    4. Beagle
    5. German Shepherd

    Lab

  • 7. Delaware

    1. Labrador Retriever
    2. Chihuahua
    3. Pit Bull
    4. Beagle
    5. German Shepherd

    Lab

  • 8. Washington

    1. Labrador Retriever
    2. Chihuahua
    3. Mutt
    4. Pit Bull
    5. German Shepherd

    Lab

  • 9. Rhode Island

    1. Chihuahua
    2. Shih Tzu
    3. Labrador Retriever
    4. Yorkshire Terrier
    5. Beagle

    Chihuahua

  • 10. California

    1. Chihuahua
    2. Pit Bull
    3. Labrador Retriever
    4. Mutt
    5. German Shepherd

    Chihuahua

  • 11. Maine

    1. Labrador Retriever
    2. Mutt
    3. Beagle
    4. Pit Bull
    5. Chihuahua

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  • 12. New Jersey

    1. Chihuahua
    2. Yorkshire Terrier
    3. Shih Tzu
    4. Labrador Retriever
    5. Mutt

    Chihuahua

  • 13. Arizona

    1. Chihuahua
    2. Mutt
    3. Shih Tzu
    4. Labrador Retriever
    5. Mutt

    Chihuahua

  • 14. Wyoming

    1. Labrador Retriever
    2. Border Collie
    3. Chihuahua
    4. Mutt
    5. Pit Bull

    Lab

  • 15. Maryland

    1. Labrador Retriever
    2. Mutt
    3. Chihuahua
    4. Beagle
    5. Pit Bull
    Lab

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