When you think of pets what do you think of first? Do you own a pet? How many pets do you have? Having a pet is a big commitment and there are so many pets right now that need a forever home. According to the ASPCA, about 3. million dogs enter shelters every year. Not every animal gets a forever home. It would be nice however if these poor animals were adopted into loving homes.

Here is a list of local shelters where you might find the perfect pet for you and your family.

If now is not the time to adopt a pet you can always volunteer. Dogs need walked and cats loved to be petted. Visit any of these local shelters to find out how you can help.