My youngest son and I went to the pet store and purchased some items for our local humane league.
We delivered them and visited the animals while we were there. There were only a few dogs(about 12), but many, many cats.
A few of the dogs had been adopted. This one little guy dog had the saddest eyes, and when you approached him, he flinched. He would be going home to someone though...hopefully a very loving home.
I found it so sad how some of the dogs barked and barked while you were in front of their cage and then as you walked past they got quiet and forlorn. The cats would rub up against the cages and stick out their paws.
If you are thinking of adding an animal to your family, consider adopting from your local shelter.