04/17/2015 10:45 EDT | Updated 04/20/2015 12:59 EDT

8 Playful Pups Looking For Forever Homes This National Adoption Weekend

Cause 4 Paws

April 17 is the beginning of National Adoption Weekend and Pet Valu stores across Canada are hoping to raise money and find homes for 2,000 pets.

Plans to raise $1.5 million would go towards providing abused and abandoned animals with food and supplies and most importantly a home.

“100 per cent of the products and dollars raised are donated directly to pet charities, and money raised at our stores, stays in the local community,” explains Julie Johnston, VP Marketing & Merchandising, Pet Valu.

People can support the cause by visiting local Pet Valu stores and signing an official PAW donation card or by making a product donation to local charities.

This marks the fifth year of the annual event which has already raised 3.3 million dollars for local charities and found homes for more than 3,100 pets.

And if you're looking to expand your family by bringing in a new pet this adoption weekend, Toronto-based Cause 4 Paws has shared a few photos of precious pups looking for a place to call home below.

    A 2 year old lab setter mix. He is sweet, active, and very loyal to his humans.
  • KOTA
    A 10 month old husky. He is very energetic, but has some separation anxiety and would love a high energy family where he is the main focus.
    A 2 year old mastiff/boxer shepherd mix. She loves to play and snuggle, and is great with other dogs and children.
    A 2 year old pug mix. He is a happy and friendly dog, and gets along with other dogs and children.
  • BOO
    A 1 year old Male Sheltie/Shepherd Mix. He is a smart boy with energy. He gets along with other dogs and kids.
    A really nice dog at about 1-2 years old & 35lbs. He is small and compact for road trips and would be great for a runner too.
  • RUBY
    An 8 year old female German Shepherd. She loves kids and is great with other dogs. She loves to give kisses and is fantastic company.
    Suzee is cute as a button, sweet, smart, a little shy too. She is 3ys old, 20lbs and loves to cuddle. She would love a home with kids, cats other dogs and is medium energy.