You can make a difference by adopting a pet … and saving a life.

Sometimes you need more than the to inspire people to adopt a pet, and that's something India-based photographer Amol Jadhav and art director/retoucher Pranav Bhide were keenly aware of when working on a recent campaign aimed at increasing awareness around pet adoptions.

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First, prepare the animal for adoption. To increase the chances of finding a home and the success of the new placement, it is important that the pet is:

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Receive useful adoption info and helpful tips and tricks for training your new adopted pet. Request a home visit with a potential adopter. If an adopter refuses, don't re-home your pet with her, as she may have something to hide or may have improper intentions for your pet. Never go alone to a potential adopter's home, for safety's sake; bring along a friend. Ensure the home's clean and safe; ask if the adopter has the approval of her landlord to have a pet like yours, if she rents; request the contact information for the landlord to confirm this. If the potential adopter has young children or other pets, re-home your pet with her only if you feel your pet will get along with them and will be safe in their company.

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More than likely, you will need to do the work yourself to find the pet a good home. If you cannot keep the pet in your home, ask friends and family to help, or look for a boarding facility or veterinary office where you can pay to house the pet. Don't house the pet too far away or it will be hard to show him/her to potential adopters.

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New York, NY, May 1, 2017 – What happens when pets from shelters and rescue groups take over a social media lab to try to get their friends adopted? That’s the premise of the new Social Paws campaign from The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort between the , and . The campaign, which encourages shelter pet adoption by giving adopted pets a voice on social media, was created with the help of award-winning marketing communications brand J. Walter Thompson New York and digital agency ISL, and launched on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, April 30.“We’re absolutely thrilled to be introducing the newest class of social media mavens with these shelter cats and dogs,” said Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “The goal of The Shelter Pet Project has always been to excite and inspire people to go out to adopt one of the millions of shelter pets who need our help to find homes. Who better to tell that story than the pets themselves?”The pets, from Washington D.C.-based and , turn out to be social media geniuses in their attempts to inspire viewers to adopt their amazing dog and cat friends currently waiting in shelters, deploying creative memes, videos, GIFs and social media posts to share their message.The Shelter Pet Project also partnered with GIPHY, who are launching custom frames and filters to be featured in its GIPHY Cam app, as well as GIPHY Studios, who have created custom GIFs to support the adoption of shelter pets. This collaboration will allow pet lovers to show their support by creating their own GIFs, using photos of their pets with the GIPHY Cam filters, to spread the adoption message through text and social media.