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06/03/2014 06:48 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2014

These Elementary School Students Will Totally Persuade You To Adopt A Dog Right Now

Baltimore Humane Society

Recently adopted cats and dogs from a Baltimore animal shelter may have a group of local fourth-graders to thank for their new homes.

As part of a persuasive writing assignment, fourth-grade students at Ebb Valley Elementary School in Manchester, Maryland, wrote letters in the voices of homeless cats and dogs. The messages explained why the animals should be adopted. The letters, which were shipped to the Baltimore Humane Society, were then put on display next to the animals' cages, according to teacher Tiffani Murphy.

"They have been ecstatic about the whole project," Murphy, who recently took students on a field trip to the shelter, told The Huffington Post. "Before they went on the visit they would want to check the [Baltimore Humane Society] website everyday to see if it had been updated and see if their dog or cat had been adopted."

In one case, Murphy learned, a couple who adopted an animal from the shelter even took home a student's letter and got it framed.

But beyond the positive effect of the assignment, the letters are also adorable. Take a look at some of the letters that are helping find Baltimore-area cats and dogs homes.

  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear Family
    Hi! My name is Butter. I would like for you to adopt me. Jast looking at him would make you happy. Butter is cute very cute. He is little and cuddly. He is house trained. He is out of the puppy phase. He doesn't chew on things. I am a perfect dog for kids and to keep you company too.
    Sincerely
    Makezie S
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear family
    Can you please adopt me I am not over weight and I am so fluffy. I am only 9 months old and I would love to live in your home. I have lots of energy so we can go walking everyday. Lots of people say I am so cute but know one will take me. I get into some mischief but I make mistakes. And I am a male. So can you please adopt me.
    Love
    Jax
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear adopter
    This poor little dog needs a home. He is a year and four month old. He is a male terrier pit bull mixed. His name is Jazz. This dog will love you to death if you adopt him. He could be the most loving animal ever. If you get this dog he will be so happy and you will not regret getting this dog. PLEASE ADOPT THIS DOG.
    Sincerely
    Ben. C
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear potential adopter
    Roxanne is 7 years old and furry. She is very energetic for her age. And will run with you where ever you go. Are you convinced yet? If not read on. This female labrador retriever is a great gift for a kid or a wife. If you live on a farm this dog is perfect. She'll run and play with your kids and relax by the fire with you. So please, please, please, please get Roxanne right now!!!!
    Fondly,
    Jack M.
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear family
    Please take me home with you. I am only 5 years old. I am a Mastiff\Mix. My name is Bru and I am a male. I loved to be pet and Im very soft you could pet me all day long. I love being outdoors, I loved being walked. Most importintly I love playing fech outside. Please adopt me so I have a home please!!!
    Sincerely
    Bru
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear Loving Person
    Please take me home. I love to play. I make you happy. Playing is good for me. I'm fun to play with. I'm 4 years and 3 months old. I'm an American bulldog mix. I love exercise. I will walk everyday. I spend time outside. You can trow a ball with me. I will really love to be in your family. So please take me home with you and be my friend. P.S. I am a great pet so please take me home.
    Love
    Chani
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear loving person
    Please adopt Aloha please. I love to snuggle with other pets so would not bother you as much. If you have a small yard or large I will love that. I am so cute and I'm brown and white. So please adopt me please I need a good home to live in.
    Love
    Aloha
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear Adopter
    Hi my name is Bishop I have a very stressful life. I'm a Terrier American Staffordshire/mix short for a pit bull and I'm 5 years and 6 months. So let talick about pit bull they get a dad rupe bescause of fiting. But be siad that loving dog I stay ... your side and I'm loyal I'm good with kids nice protect your home. Please adopt me so I don't die in a shete.
    From,
    Bishop
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear my potential buyer
    Why would you leave me? Why wouldn't you adopt me? PS. It would make me happy to get out of dogey jail! I'm a retriever. Just imagine how much fun we could have playing outside ... I'm also very young ...
    From ...
    Jessie
    p.s. my last names missing if you adopt me I'll have your last name!
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear cat lover,
    Don't you like me June Bug. I am a female cat. And I am a domestic short hair/mix cat. And I am 3 years old and 1 month old. I am homeless. I have no home I am so homeless. I am really sad here I need a home. This cat really needs a home. Friendly I am really ... I have a lot of fun with people. I am very cute and cuddley. I love people very much. I am a loving cat. Don't you like me June Bug. I am a female cat. I am a domestic short hair/mix cat. And I am 3 years old my birth day is 1 month old.
    Love, June Bug
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear Future Pet Owners,
    I beg you to adopt Dory. She is fluffy and so cute. The sad part is that she could have been abused or suffered from hunger. Dory is extremely sad and lonely. Her cage is small and uncoftable imagin you were in a cage all day. She looks so sad and looks like she was misteated. Like other cats Dory is very playful and loves people. She is 5 years old and despretty needs a warm hug! I hope you adopt Dory if you do that will make he super happy.
    Sincerely
    Steve M. and Dory
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear Adopter
    My name is Cinnamon and can you please adopt me I am cute, fluffy, cuddley I get into some mischief. But I am not that old. I am snuggle alout (Purr. Purr.) Sorry I just saw a ball of yarm. I really like for you to adopt me I really do all this stuff but if you do adopt me first stop the store so I can have a ball of yarn.
    Love
    Cinnamon
  • Baltimore Humane Society
    Dear family,
    I'm Hope a female domestic shorthair mixed cat. I am 5 years and 2 months old, and I will be your best friend. I will be a amazing pet for a family. And if you don't have a family I will also be a great cat for you. I am very cuddly ... and you can tell me anything I won't tell I can't talk! Another reason you should adopt me is I need to run and play. Cats are supposed to be curious ... right? Well I can't when im in this cage! I have always wanted to run around with a ball of yarn ... I really don't want to get fat so I need some exercise. My worst nightmare is my belly flopping on the ground because of my weight so don't let that happen to me!
    Love
    Hope

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