These adorable, spontaneous pictures show the intuitive, relatable side of shelter dogs. (3/5)

They can make almost as many facial expressions as we can! (Of course, some of them, like Rosco here, needed to be tossed a treat first.)

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As anyone who has adopted a shelter pet knows, being without a family doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with the animal — like Abby, shown below. It just means they haven’t found the right human to love yet. (2/5)

Photos of the pets — like dynamic duo Cookie and Patty here — are meant to inspire as many people as possible to choose a shelter pet. After all, how could anyone turn their backs on these precious faces? (4/5)