Lifestyle Pets National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day Is Here, So What Are You Waiting For? Best Friends Animal Society knows they can find you the perfect furry soulmate By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 30, 2018 09:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Today is a day full of furry feels because it’s National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Proud owners of rescue animals know these critters are some of the cutest and most grateful creatures around. For those of you without a shelter animal in your life, what are you waiting for? If you are on the fence about adopting a new best friend, we talked to the experts at Best Friends Animal Society to help swing you. Can’t get enough of cats, dogs and other furry friends? Click here to get the cutest pet news and photos delivered directly to your inbox. The sad truth is that millions of shelter animals are euthanized each year due to shelter over crowding. Best Friends Animal Society is working to bring this number down to zero by pulling animals from kill shelters and promoting awareness about the joys of animal adoption. Watch the newest episode of Paws & Claws onPeopleTV. Go to PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite mobile or connected TV device. RELATED VIDEO: What Should I Know Before Adopting a Shelter Dog? While making a commitment to a pet may seem overwhelming, shelter workers, who know the pets best, can help you find the perfect match. Celebrate this special day by meeting your new soulmate.