Animals are awesome creatures and it is sad to know that over four million cats and dogs are euthanized each year because they don't get adopted and the shelters cannot handle the amount of discarded animals. This is why pet adoption from a shelter is so important. You are saving a life and getting a new best friend. Plus, you just never know how great your pet will be for you. Just ask the Littler family in Ohio, their newly adopted Saint Bernard saved their family from a burglary.