Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento has a special just
your family is ready to give a puppy a forever home, you
can have Santa drop the little one off on Christmas Eve.
can make an appointment to meet available puppies ahead
of time and adopt the one that captures their hearts,
Front Street says. Then Santa or a Front Street
volunteer will bring your new furry family member to
your door on Dec. 24.
of around 2 p.m. Thursday, there were 12 openings left
are three "delivery options," according to
($150): A Front Street volunteer will deliver your puppy
to your home between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Christmas
($200): Santa will deliver your puppy to your home
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 24.
($300): Santa delivers all of your gifts and your puppy
to your home after dark on Christmas Eve (only 10
a previous Facebook post, people were commenting with
concerns about families returning the puppies after
Christmas or when they grow bigger and adopting animals
for people without them meeting them.
can be a 10- to 15-year commitment and often go through
puppy and destructive stages.
ASPCA recommends the giving of pets as gifts only to
people who have expressed a sustained interest in owning
one, and the ability to care for it responsibly,"
the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
all families go through the shelterís adoption
process, and the aforementioned concerns can be there
with any adoption.
a 2013 ASPCA survey of 222 people who had received pets
as gifts found that most ó 96 percent ó didnít
have any issues with love or attachment to the animal.
It also found that many were still in their homes ó 86
an incredible way to save a life and make it the best
Christmas ever for your family," the shelter says.