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The people who work in animal shelters have very often dedicated their lives to helping cats, dogs and small mammals find safe and loving homes. And the folks at Chicago Animal Care and Control have recently accomplished that goal on a massive scale: they helped every single adoptable dog in the shelter find a forever home.

If that accomplishment doesn’t brighten your day, I don’t know what will. It’s the first time in the shelter’s history that all dogs had been adopted.

The shelter shared the good news on Facebook:

CACC has no dogs currently available for adoption. We’ve never typed those words before. 😮 The last 2 available dogs -…

Posted by CACC Adoptable Pets on Sunday, April 5, 2020

Shelter workers were still hard at work, however, as new dogs come in all the time. They were also still taking care of a number of dogs that they could not yet adopt out because they’re not currently able to provide any spay or neuter surgeries.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control celebrated a similar victory recently, as it adopted out all the dogs from one of its largest kennel areas.

The shelter posted a touching video on Facebook that’s sure to bring a tear to your eye:

Empty Kennel

An incredible and joyful thing happened today….For the first time in the history of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, we have completely emptied one of our three dog kennels!This amazing milestone was made possible by the help and support of our entire community! Thank you to the shelter staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to care for, find homes for, and advocate for the pets who come through these doors; thank you to our incredible foster parents who open their heart and homes to thousands of pets each year; thank you to everyone who has opted to adopt a shelter pet – whether it be here or from any of the other amazing organizations out there; thank you to our placement partner organizations far and wide – without them, this would not be possible.Let's keep the momentum going and good vibes flowing! We still have dogs available for adoption or foster in our main kennel, along with a few adoptable cats, two adoptable horses, and Charlotte the adoptable pig. If you are interested in fostering or adopting, please visit our website to view our available pets and submit an application online: www.pbcgov.com/snap.Pictured in this video: Shelter staff celebrating in Kennel Two, the shelter's stray housing kennel and adoption overflow kennel. There are 48 double-sided in runs in each of the three kennel buildings at the shelter.#C2Z #shelterdogs #adopt #foster #PBCACC #RescueProud #GetYourRescueOn

Posted by Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Of course, some people were worried that the folks who adopted all these puppies don’t really understand the responsibility of owning a pet.

But let’s just hope we don’t see a rush of people surrendering dogs in the coming weeks:

Other people are just posting adorable pictures of their rescue dogs, which we 100 percent welcome.

More dog pics, please:

What are your thoughts about adopting a shelter dog versus buying from a breeder?

We know people have lots of opinions on the topic, so let us know in the comments!

We’d love to hear from you!