As athletes from around the globe go for the gold in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio, homeless dogs in shelters across America are hoping to win the love of a forever pet parent with a heart of gold. Each year approximately 3.9 million dogs find themselves in U.S. shelters. One way to help change this sobering statistic is by sharing photos of adoptable animals via social media. Following are a few of the dogs we’ve highlighted in recent days on Twitter. For a look at more adorable adoptables, and the latest news of celebrities who are using their star wattage to shine a spotlight on animal welfare issues, follow us at @HollywoodDogs. California Georgia Kentucky North Carolina Ohio Tennessee Texas