Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays. From Perry Como to The Carpenters, this beloved holiday tune has beguiled households from The Greatest Generation to Gen Z. Why does this song so eloquently capture the feelings and emotions of the Christmas spirit? Whether it be memories one has from family gatherings, to the smells and bells of past and present holiday traditions, there is something universal about the word “home.” It is often understood that the word home does not refer only to the physical place in which we live, but also the people within that fill it with love, laughter, and joy. This is no less true for our furry friends who often come home for the first time over the Christmas season.
Bringing home a new dog or cat over the holidays is an exciting event for young and old! I recall when I was in second grade, we brought home our newest member of the family—a baby Shih Poo mix. For ages I had begged my parents for a puppy, and on that special day nearly two decades ago, my Christmas wish came true. She was with us for over 14 years. At the Tulsa SPCA, we see a substantial influx of adoptions and fosters over the holidays. One of the best parts of working in animal welfare is seeing the looks of sheer joy on the faces of adopters when they find the perfect addition to their families! With this in mind, we would like to take a moment to remind our readers of a few things to keep in mind when adopting over the holidays:
I hope this has been food for thought as the holidays approach us! If you are interested in adopting or fostering, fill out an application on our website! If you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call at 918.428.7722 or email email@example.com for adoption information and firstname.lastname@example.org for foster information.
Happy Holidays from the Tulsa SPCA!
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