One way to cure the winter blues, and improve the life of one lonely, furry creature, would be to adopt a pet. But, of course, if you are too busy these days and non-committal and/or lazy for pet ownership, you could just follow one or all of the local animal shelters below on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, and occasionally share a cute a puppy photo, thereby improving that puppy's chances of finding a home, maybe.

Or you could just enjoy the photos, and the stories of happy pets getting adopted.

The San Francisco SPCA

SF Animal Care & Control

East Bay SPCA

Furry Friends Rescue

New photos of super cutie Jensen, 4 mos., 14 lbs! We all LOVE him!!!! Must have will power. :} He was a little...

Posted by Furry Friends Rescue on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Humane Society of Silicon Valley

Hopalong and Second Chance Animal Rescue

Our Feline Monday focus today is our darling Little Rock.Little Rock is a sun goddess. Her favorite thing is to laze...

Posted by Hopalong and Second Chance Animal Rescue on Monday, January 18, 2016

KitTea Cat Café

Marin Humane Society

And just like that, Poof, he's gone!Poof (also known as Phil), was adopted today. His adopter had come in to meet him...

Posted by Marin Humane Society on Saturday, January 16, 2016

Oakland Animal Services

Looking for a cute kitten to join your family? Come meet Petite, a darling 4 month old who brings a sweet disposition...

Posted by Oakland Animal Services on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Peninsula Humane Society / SPCA

Petaluma Animal Services

Rocket Dog Rescue

Wonder Dog Rescue

Here they are! Come to our adoption event today if you'd like to adopt or foster a pup... 󾁅󾁅󾁅

Posted by Wonder Dog Rescue on Saturday, January 16, 2016