Our 34th annual Holiday Windows will take place November 24 to January 3 at Macy’s Union Square! To adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines, this beloved holiday tradition will look different this year, but we still have lots of adorable holiday surprises to share.
Instead of filling the holiday windows with adoptable animals, this year we have created special videos of SF SPCA shelter alumni. Check out the outrageously cute puppy, dog, kitten, and cat videos in the windows at the corner of Stockton and O’Farrell Streets, as well as inside Macy’s.
This year’s windows will also take the form of a thank you letter to first responders, essential workers, marchers for equality, and San Franciscans who showed their grit, good humor and hopeful spirit during a tumultuous year.
Throughout the season, several of our Animal Assisted Therapy pets will be making surprise visits at Macy’s. These specially trained therapy animals, accompanied by a volunteer and handler, will help spread holiday cheer. Keep an eye out when you’re shopping!
Inside Macy’s, shoppers can take selfies at four “Instagrammable moment” stations featuring giant cutouts of cats and dogs. Shoppers can learn about the animals’ stories and share the holiday joy with their friends by using hash tag #SFSPCAholiday. Some of the animals are traditionally “perfect” and others perfect in their own way; for example, one of the featured kittens came to the SF SPCA with a fractured leg and is now living a happy and healthy life as an adorable tripod. Even imperfect animals can make perfect family members.
“Our partnership with Macy’s has saved thousands of lives, and we are so grateful that we can continue the tradition in 2020,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA President. “In fact, Macy’s doubled their grant to the SF SPCA this year to $10,000, giving us even more capacity to save lives during this difficult time.”
For those looking to add a new furry family member this holiday season, adoptions by appointment will continue at the SF SPCA’s Mission Campus Adoption Center.