Macy’s Windows Full Of Adorable Pet Orphans – VIDEO

If you’re Christmas shopping in San Francisco this year, you might come home with a furry package!

Press your nose up against the Holiday Windows at Macy’s in San Francisco, and you’ll find a window full of holiday pets, adoptable animals from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

The magic of the Macy’s Believe windows began November 18 and runs until January 1, 2012. The San Francisco SPCA’s experts will help you Meet Your Match and adopt right from the adoption outpost in Macy’s.

Over the past six years, the Macy’s Holiday Windows have helped the San Francisco SPCA raise over $320,000 and find homes for more than 2,000 animals.

In case you think I’m making this up, click here to watch live streaming video of adoptable animals in the Macy’s Holiday Windows, sponsored by KSFO. Choose from six video streams, each featuring a different Holiday Window!

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

Adoption prices vary depending on an animal’s age and size. Kittens can be adopted for $100, and a second kitten may be adopted for free within 30 days of the first adoption.

Prospective adopters can set their own price for adopting adult cats, with a minimum of $20, SF SPCA spokeswoman Krista Maloney said. Puppies are $300, senior dogs–those over 7 years old–are $80, adult dogs under 20 pounds are $100 and adult dogs over 20 pounds are $225, Maloney said.

“It’s Really One Of The Nicest Things That We Do”

The SPCA brings some animals over from the shelter in the morning and about six to 12 animals are on display at any given time. The pets are rotated through the windows depending on how well they get along with one another, Maloney said.

As the production supervisor for Macy’s Visual Windows puts it in the video below: “It’s really one of the nicest things that we do.”

Want to see some cute cats and dogs? Watch this video that SF SPCA did about the holiday windows back in 2009:

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Oleg Kobetz
Oleg Kobetz2 years ago

thank you.

Linda Peterson
Linda P.4 years ago

Thank you Macy's!!

Carrie Anne Brown

great idea, thanks for sharing :)

Carole R.
Carole R.4 years ago

Ah-h-h-h ... so cute pix! What a great deed, Macy's. In the true Christmas spirit. Thanks from me and every pet you place.

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright4 years ago

Thank you Macy's for being involved in such a wonderful cause! I had no idea before I read this article. What you are doing is noble and loving. You've helped to make a difference for thousands of animals. And not just for those who get adopted through this wonderful program but also for those who can be brought into the program once room has opened up. So essentially you've helped at least 4,000 animals who might otherwise not found their forever homes.

I would be curious of other Macy's locations are also doing likewise and if not, why can't we get them on board with this? Just like in "Miracle on 34th Street", it would probably end up being wonderful for their business as well! I would definitely support our local Macy's if they would participate.

Well done Macy's!!!!!!!!!!!

sherry l.
sherry luciano4 years ago

Great idea glad it's working out so well.

Helen K.
Helen K.4 years ago

@Marie W. You are wrong again! Spellcheck would not have picked this up because "spey" is a valid word, it is a river in Scotland. There is a dance named after it, the Strathspey. I wish you would give up nitpicking and trying to drag down well meaning people and elevate yourself to having a few original thoughts. And yes, I am aware the previous sentence has two "ands" in it but just at the moment I don't give a rat's ass so don't bother to criticize.

Helen K.
Helen K.4 years ago

Thank you SO much Macy's. I was about to buy a few things, as a mark of my appreciation I will go out of my way, spend a little more than I intended and buy them from Macy's.

Kim S.
Kim S.4 years ago

What a wonderful idea, and makes me think better of Macy's. I hope that other Macy's stores, and other stores in general, will decide to participate in this type of event. I am so sick of the crass commercialism, greed, and madness of "Black Friday" and the holiday shopping season in general. Making the windows about adopting pets is much closer to the true meaning of the holiday season.

Linda S.
Linda S.4 years ago

I think it great that Macy's is doing such a great a loving deed, However, I think canada should get in on this. Here this spca, I don't think it would be hard for you to find someone like Macy's to work with, show case these amimals and find them homes. And think of the thousands of amimals it would save. Not a bad idea!!!1