Here at 97.3 The Dawg we just love our four-legged furry friends.

Unfortunately, there are more animals than you may imagine that need a good home. Shelters throughout Acadiana are sometimes overflowing with lovable, family friendly dogs that are just looking for someone to care and love them.

We decided to try to help out in this cause by getting more of these sweet babies adopted and/or fostered into loving homes.

In the video above you'll meet Beethoven -- a sweet and gentle boy. He's around three years old and weighs in around 45 pounds. He enjoys playing with his friends, he gets along with other dogs and he's always polite. He loves running around playing with balls and relaxing outside on a nice day. 

Now he is a little shy at first but becomes very friendly once he warms up to you. Beethoven is eager to please and wants nothing more than to have his own family! Can Beethoven please crash at your house or apartment? 

To meet and possibly adopt or foster Beethoven, apply at www.arfla.org. You can also follow them on Facebook at Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana. They are currently looking for fosters, volunteers and sponsors at ARFLA.

You won’t change the world by saving one animal, but you will change that animal’s world!