For the first time since 2019, visitors will see a selection of adorable, adoptable cats and dogs in Macy’s Holiday Windows from November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023.

SAN FRANCISCO (November 7, 2022)— Today, the San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Union Square announced the return of live rescue animals to its 36th annual Holiday Windows, available for viewing from November 18, 2022, through January 1, 2023. For the first time since 2019, adorable cats and dogs—all available for adoption through the SF SPCA—will delight shoppers and passersby on Thursdays through Sundays from 12-5 p.m. To celebrate the partnership, Macy’s has donated $5,000 to the SF SPCA to support their year-round lifesaving work helping animals who are ill, injured, homeless or in need of an advocate.

“We are thrilled to bring live animals back to Macy’s Union Square for the 36th annual Holiday Windows,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA CEO. “This favorite tradition not only brings joy to holiday shoppers, but more importantly, it has helped more than 10,000 animals find loving homes. This ongoing partnership with Macy’s and their $5,000 donation will help to save lives year-round.”

The Holiday Windows at Macy’s Union Square will provide a preview of the many pets available for adoption this holiday season through the SF SPCA. Those looking for a new best friend can view adoptable animals here.

In order to serve pets year-round, donation drop-offs will be placed on the 8th floor in Macy’s Backstage, accepting new, unwrapped essential supplies for pets and their owners. Guests can donate supplies such as towels, cat and dog toys and more. Alongside the live cats and dogs, shoppers will also be able to view videos in the Macy’s Holiday Windows—both live streams from the SF SPCA’s adoption center as well as videos of SF SPCA shelter alumni. Santa will make special appearances on the live streams, which will be available for viewing online at

“Macy’s Union Square is excited to continue this beloved tradition, which has brought generations of San Franciscans joy and helped thousands of animals find their forever homes,” said John Sparks, Macy’s Union Square store manager. “We are thankful for our long-standing partnership with the San Francisco SPCA and look forward to sharing the season of joy with customers as they continue the tradition of visiting these adorable animals in our Holiday Windows as part of their holiday shopping experience.”

The SF SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy team will also bring their specially trained therapy animals to Macy’s Union Square this holiday season. Shoppers will be able to interact with the animals, whose surprise visits are meant to bring a little extra holiday cheer to Macy’s Union Square.

SF SPCA is grateful for the support of sponsors, including the Nestle Purina PetCare Company. To learn more about these experiences and donate to support the SF SPCA’s lifesaving programs, visit

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About the San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is an independent, community-supported, nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting, and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill, or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions. The organization does not receive government funding.

For more information, visit

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., serves as the style source for generations of customers. With one of the nation’s largest e-commerce platforms powered by and mobile app, paired with a nationwide network of stores, Macy’s delivers the most convenient and seamless shopping experience, offering great values in apparel, home, beauty, accessories, and more. Macy’s gives customers even more ways to shop and own their style through an off-price assortment at Macy’s Backstage and at our highly curated and smaller store format, Market by Macy’s. Each year, Macy’s provides millions with unforgettable experiences through Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® and helps our customers celebrate special moments, big and small. We’re guided by our purpose—to create a brighter future with bold representation—that empowers more voice, choice, and ownership for our colleagues, customers, and communities.

About Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Many thanks to our longtime supporter, Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Purina believes pets and people are better together, which is why they support events like Holiday Windows. Purina supports the SF SPCA’s mission to put pets and the people who love them together every day. Purina generously donates all of the food and litter for the SF SPCA shelter animals who are waiting for loving people like you to take them home. Meow, woof, thank you, Purina!