(CNN) -- You know you want one, an adorable, fuzzy lifelong friend!
Friday is a great day to pick out a new family members. It's National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!
The day falls on April 30th each year. It helps raise awareness about the thousands of pets in need of forever homes.
If you don't have space or time for a new pet, you can also recognize the day by volunteering or donating items or money to your local shelter.