This week, we give you some tips about how to make sure that the pet you adopt is the perfect fit for you and your family. Plus, we'll meet Astra, the pup with the cutest perma-smile!

Astra is about a five year old Lab mix and came to the Animal Welfare Society from a high kill shelter down south. She's in New Milford now, just waiting for her new forever home.

Astra seems to love everyone. She gets along well with other dogs and cats too, and after a brief introduction, she warmed up nice to us and even started in with some kisses. However it's always advisable to bring any other pet you have or a pet that you know will have lots of contact with your new dog, and even bring your kids with you when getting serious about adopting any dog from the Animal Welfare Society. It's just a precaution, and a way to make sure everyone's on the same page. It could save you a lot of aggravation in the long run.

Let's Meet Astra and find out exactly how to make sure you choose the perfect pet:

For more information on Astra, and all the other adoptable Dogs and Cats, call the Animal Welfare Society at (860) 354-1350 or visit them on Dodd Road in New Milford.

They’re open Tuesday from 11 AM to 7 PM, and Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Here Are Some Other Pets That Are Still Looking For Their Forever Home: