As excitement surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens prepares to hit its crescendo this week, the Ottawa Humane Society, one of Canada’s leading animal welfare organizations for more than 125 years, is getting in on the intergalactic fun with “The Furs Awakens.”

The newest photo shoot from OHS volunteer photographer Rohit Saxena, “The Furs Awakens” pairs dozens of the shelter’s adoptable pets with iconic Star Wars characters (portrayed by volunteers from the Capital City Garrison - 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion - Canadian Base), as seen in the photos below. Who knew Chewbacca had a soft spot for Shih Tzus?