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7 Adorable rescue dogs that are loving life

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

These rescue dogs are part of the family and love it

Ready to see some of the cutest rescue dogs ever? Soak up the puppy love, then head over to AvoDerm's "Glow and Tell" photo contest and enter a pic of your own cutie for a chance to win some serious pet swag.

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Instagram sensations Zoey and Jasper are ready to rock the weekend. See all the adventures of this rescue dog and her boy at zoeyandjasper.tumblr.com. Zoey is only one of many dogs to spend time in a shelter. In fact, nearly 4 million dogs enter shelters nationwide every year.

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Where Carter goes, Toby goes. Follow the adventures of this sweet boy and his canine companion on Instagram. Looking for a Toby of your own? It shouldn't be too hard to find one. There are an estimated 3,500 animal shelters across the United States, each one offering you an opportunity to meet your perfect canine match.

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If her smile is any indication, this golden retriever sure is happy the weekend has arrived. Approximately 1.4 million shelter dogs are adopted each year. We bet they feel like smiling, too.

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Who wouldn't want to wake up to a face-to-face encounter with this cutie? Unfortunately, black dogs tend to linger at shelters much longer than dogs of lighter colors. Could you say no to that face?

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Scout the Rescue Dog has a cuddle with his "fur mom" Sam. Not all shelter dogs face such happy futures, though. While it's true that the number of dogs euthanized in shelters has decreased, there is still much progress to be made. An estimated 1.2 million dogs are euthanized each year.

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The full series of Pork and Pikelet's napping photos will melt your heart. Sweet dreams, fellas. Of all the dogs (and potential napping buddies) that enter shelters each year, only 35 percent are adopted. Think of how much you would sleep at night with one of these guys next to you.

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California rescue pup Remis is a girl's best friend. Only about 30 percent of dogs in homes nationwide came from shelters. Could you be missing out on your own best friend by bypassing the shelter?

Ready to share a photo of your own snuggle pup or kitty with the world? Snap a pic of your pets showing their affection and enter the The AvoDerm Glow and Tell Photo Contest Aug. 16 through Aug. 29, 2014 for a chance to win. You can also get a $5 coupon to try AvoDerm's premium dog and cat food right here.

This post is sponsored by AvoDerm.

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