Electra’s family was leaving her at shelter, and they were not coming back for her. Fortunately, the video of her heart-wrenching reaction went viral and she was quickly adopted. But this is the fate millions of animals face every year when they are brought into shelters.

Maybe you’ll be the person who saves a dog today. Even if you can’t adopt, consider fostering. Taking home one dog or cat temporarily frees up enough space to save another. Hundreds of animals find homes every day through fostering and networking.

Electra was brought to the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA in California, and was then sent to stay with foster mom Adriane Silvano. She immediately fell for this blue gal’s expressive face and decided to make it official.

The first time I saw her – I just fell in love with her, and I knew it was going to be a foster failure,” Silvano told Fox8. Now she’s all smiles, wags, and smooches.