Posts Tagged ‘puppies’

24th Annual SPCA Macy’s Holiday Windows Pet Display Starts November 19th – Volunteers Still Wanted

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Macy’s Holiday Windows will fire up once again in Union Square come November 19th, 2010.

Volunteer, won’t you?

“The SF SPCA is also seeking volunteers to interact with jolly holiday shoppers and the many visitors to the Windows. Volunteers representing the SF SPCA answer questions about the animals and collect donations in front of the Windows on Stockton and O’Farrell streets. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to sign up online at www.sfspca.org/support/volunteer.”

And the old-school displays are based upon the Yes, Virginia animated movie? Apparently.

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The San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Team Up for 24th Annual Macy’s Holiday Windows Pet Adoption Campaign

The San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Unveil Adoptable Pets on Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. in Annual Union Square Event to Help Homeless Cats and Dogs Find Loving New Homes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010  – The San Francisco SPCA is teaming up with Macy’s for the 24th annual Macy’s Holiday Windows featuring adoptable animals from the SF SPCA. The Windows will be unveiled on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 and last through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Shoppers and pet-lovers alike are encouraged to visit and adopt some of San Francisco’s cutest cats and dogs from the Windows located at Stockton and O’Farrell streets in Union Square. The SF SPCA has a goal of 320 adoptions by Jan. 2, 2011.

KNTV’s (NBC, Bay Area) Emmy Award winning meteorologist Craig Herrera joins the festivities again this year and will host the unveiling ceremony at 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 with students from San Francisco’s De Marillac Academy.

“The Macy’s Holiday Windows featuring adoptable animals from the SF SPCA has become synonymous with the holidays among San Franciscans and has been an enormous boon to our efforts to bring comfort to the many adorable animals we care for through donations and adoptions,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA interim co-president. “Through this wonderful partnership with Macy’s, I hope we inspire visitors to open their hearts and their homes to these precious cats and dogs.”

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Cute, Adoptable Pets are Back in the Decorated Windows of Macy’s Union Square

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

OMG, they’re back! Don’t go into Cute Overload when you see the pets of the San Francisco SPCA Holiday Windows program at the corner of Stockton and O’Farrell.

Folks were still setting up a few days back, but now would be a good time to check things out. And don’t miss the Union Square tree lighting at Nov. 27, 2009, 6:00 PM. Check the photos.

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Kitties and puppies, AFAICS

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HOLIDAY WINDOWS AT MACY’S UNION SQUARE

Nov. 20, 2009 to Jan. 3, 2010

Macy’s will once again partner with San Francisco’s Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to give homeless cats and dogs a second chance to find warm and loving homes. Holiday shoppers can glimpse some of San Francisco’s cutest animals, along with Santa himself, in Macy’s Stockton and O’Farrell Street windows. This year’s windows are inspired by Macy’s Believe campaign, which asks children to deposit their stamped letters to Santa in official Santa’s mailboxes in our stores. Animals up for adoption will frolic in front of a variety of doorsteps indicative of classic architecture, from colonial to cottage, modern to brownstone and log cabin to deco. Santa letters will arrive at Santa’s mailroom, where the jolly man himself will be checking his list to find out which dogs and cats have been naughty or nice. SPCA representatives will be on site while the pets are on display to answer questions from potential adopters.

20TH ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATES THE YOUNG PATIENTS OF UCSF CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Nov. 27, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, Macy’s gift to the city and most recognized Christmas tree will be officially lit in Union Square. A 85-foot Shasta White Fir from the Carlton Tree Farm in Mount Shasta will be adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and 1,500 red and gold ornaments. For the seventh year, Macy’s has made UCSF Children’s Hospital the beneficiary of its annual tree lighting. For $5, anyone can sponsor a light bulb to illuminate the tree; all proceeds go directly to the UCSF Children’s Hospital’s palliative care program, which supports families whose children have life-threatening illnesses. There will be musical performances and, of course, Santa Claus will lead thousands of holiday revelers in a spirited countdown before throwing the switch to light the tree.

See you there!

American Kennel Club Announces the Top Dogs of San Francisco, 2008

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The American Kennel Club released its stats of most popular dogs for 2008. (Sadly, if your pup didn’t come with papers, it might not have been counted. Moving on…)

What were the trends for 2008?

“San Franciscans seem to be moving their preferences from petite pooches to larger breeds,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. ”The city by the bay added the German Shepherd and Rottweiler to its Top Ten while smaller breeds, such as the Pug and Dachshund, dropped in popularity.”

You see these Puli dogs all over town these days. When will they crack the top ten?   

The results for 2008, here are your most popular San Francisco doggies:

 1. Labrador Retriever
 2. Yorkshire Terrier
 3. Bulldog 
 4. Golden Retriever
 5. French Bulldog  
 6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
 7. Poodle     
 8. German Shepherd Dog 
 9. Maltese
 9. Rottweilers (tied)

Sorry Labradoodle, even though Brad Pitt gave one of you guys to Jennifer Anniston a while back, you’re still not respectable enough to be considered a breed of your own. Maybe next century.

More deets after the jump. Congratulations to the winners.

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