Macy’s Holiday Windows Pet Adoption Campaign, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 16, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013

Animal lovers will find themselves humming the classic Patti Page tune “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?” when they walk past the storefront of an iconic department store in San Francisco during the 26th annual Macy’s Holiday Windows Pet Adoption Campaign.

From November 16, 2012 until January 1, 2013, the window displays at Macy’s Union Square location will showcase some of the San Francisco SPCA‘s adorable adoptables as the store helps to make their wish to find forever families come true.

“We are grateful to be partnering with Macy’s again this year” said Jason Walthall, SF SPCA Co-President. “Holiday Windows provides us with a unique opportunity to help animals in need. The event not only helps homeless animals find new families, but it also raises awareness about important animal welfare issues such as pet overpopulation and homelessness.”

Shining a spotlight on the paws cause, at 5 p.m. on November 16th Mayor Willie Brown and 49ers running back LaMicheal James will unveil the series of San Francisco neighborhood-themed windows displays, which will provide a festive backdrop for a plethora of puppies and purring pals, who will romp in the temperature-controlled areas. If you can’t make it to Macy’s you can virtually press your nose to the windows by watching the pets at play from your computer at

Celebrating the spirit of the season, on National Believe Day (December 14th) Macy’s will match all donations collected outside the Holiday Windows, up to $1,000.

During the duration of the holiday window pet adoption campaign, the San Francisco SPCA will waive the adoption fee on adult animals adopted from the permanent SF SPCA Adoption Center at 250 Florida Street.

At last year’s adoption drive 320 dogs and cats were united with pet parents, and close to $80,000 was raised for the San Francisco animal welfare organization. To help make the winter of 2012 the most wonderful time of the year for San Francisco’s orphan pets, volunteers are still needed. Helpers will greet the public, collect donations, and direct visitors to the San Francisco SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s. Groups are welcome, and children are invited to volunteer alongside their parents.

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.