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Canon Contest Winner Creates Photo Shoot to Give an Adoptable Shelter Dog Her Best Day Ever

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Willa is one lucky dog.

This four-year-old, walker hound mix was selected from the pups at Hudson Valley Animal Rescue an Sanctuary for Guinnevere Shuster‘s dream photo shoot.

Shuster is the winner of the Canon Rebel with a Cause contest, a campaign created to honor of the 25th anniversary of the Canon EOS Rebel SLR camera. As the photographer picked out of the talented batch of applicants, Shuster won the chance to create her own Rebel with Cause video shot on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR . 

An avid animal advocate, who volunteers to take professional photos of shelter pets to help them get adopted, Shuster chose to create a dog-centric video, with an adoptable rescue pup as the center of attention.

Willa, the star of the show, was treated to everything a dog desires: golden toilets, steak dinners and oodles of toys — to name a few. The result was an amazing day for both Shuster and Willa, and a precious video for the rest of us.

PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at this adorable, aww-inspiring video that will surely give you that warm and fuzzy Friday feeling, even on a Thursday morning.

Willa’s “Best Day Ever” didn’t stop after the shoot was over. Snippets from the day of filming were sent to Dogs of Instagram, who posted a story on Willa to help her find a forever home.

After the Instagram story went live, HVARS was overwhelmed with calls, emails and in-person inquires about Willa and the shelter’s other adoptable dogs. Because of Willa’s superb acting skills, numerous dogs have found homes.

Willa is still looking for her perfect fit. Could it be you? Watch the video above to learn more about this talented pup and see how you can give your pet the Best Day Ever.

Anyone interested in adopting Willa can contact Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary bywww.hvars.org or calling (845) 392-4849. HVARS feels strongly that Willa will do best in the suburbs and should not go to a home in the city. She needs room to run and lots of fresh air, as you will see in the video.