These adorable shelter pets are eager to prove that adopting is the way to go.

These adorable shelter pets are eager to prove that adopting is the way to go.
When you're ready to get a pet, why not make adoption your first choice? There are tons of reasons to adopt when you're looking for a pet. Before you make your decision, though, these adopted pets would like to weigh in. Image courtesy of Lucky and Doxie, via Angela Maria/Instagram. Did you know that if just 10% of the families who plan to get pets in the next year choose to adopt, all the dogs and cats currently entering shelters will have homes? You could help make a big difference!And if that's not enough to convince you, why don't you hear what the adopted pet community has to say? Lots of pets are adopted through The Shelter Pet Project, which is a joint effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund, J. Walter Thompson New York, and The Ad Council to make shelters and rescue groups the first place that potential pet-owners turn to when looking to add a friend to their family. When the rescue pets heard what The Shelter Pet Project was doing, they wanted to help. They even made a video! Watch:Yup, shelter pets are definitely social media-savvy. GIF courtesy of Meatball via David Minkin/Instragram. And ready to hang out with you, whether you want to stay in all day... Image courtesy of Harvey/Instagram. ...and all night... Image courtesy of Ruby via Barbara Davis/Instagram. ...or if you want to hit the town! Image courtesy of Andy the Pomeranian/Instagram. Want a beach bud? Your rescue pup is by your side: Image courtesy of Jelly the Frenchie/Instagram. Or perhaps you'd rather be on the water? Image courtesy of Bea and Emmylou via Leeann McCollum/Instagram. Or you can stay on land and stretch out in the sun! GIF courtesy of Barry via Emma White Turle/Instagram. How about a gardening buddy? Photo courtesy of Bonnie. Or a dinner date: Photo courtesy of Holly/Kellyanne Lark. You'll always have a buddy to keep you from getting bored: Image courtesy of Butters McGillicuddy/Instagram. GIF courtesy of Ella/Instagram. ...or to make a gloomy day