Nor Cal Elderly Couple's Animal Hospice Featured in KQED's Truly CA Shorts
Why tick prevention medication and regular vetting of dogs is important

Snoopy to unveil Annual Macy's Union Square Holiday Windows Featuring Adoptable SF SPCA Dogs & Cats

Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy's for the 29th annual Holiday Windows event. The window displays feature adorable – and adoptable – cats and dogs who need loving homes. This tradition is one of the most beloved symbols of the holiday spirit in San Francisco.

On November 20, at 5 p.m., the Windows, inspired by the golden anniversary of the classic holiday animated special “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” will be unveiled on the corner of Stockton and O'Farrell Streets by Snoopy, this year’s special guest.


sfspca dog adoption
Photo credit: Rob Schroeder



Before the unveiling, children in the De Marillac Academy choir will perform classic holiday songs. Last year, 267 animals found homes during Holiday Windows and $90,000 was raised to provide year-round support for the SF SPCA’s lifesaving programs. Over the last 28 years, Holiday Windows has helped more than 8,500 animals find loving forever homes.

“This tradition is a wonderful expression of the holiday spirit in San Francisco,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA co-president. “This is our biggest event of the year, and we’re incredibly thankful for Macy’s ongoing partnership. Their support has helped thousands of animals in need.”

Holiday Windows relies on volunteer support. The short two-hour shifts involve greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing people to the SF SPCA adoption center inside Macy’s. No prior training is required, and groups are welcome to volunteer together.  Learn more at SF SPCA Volunteer

See all the cute! Each window is equipped with a camera that streams video to, so you can watch the kittens and puppies from your computer throughout the season.

FREE Adoptions: November 20 – January 3, the SF SPCA will be waiving the adoption fees for adult cats (6+ months) adopted at its permanent shelter locations in the Mission and Pacific Heights.  For hours and locations, visit

Subscribe to the blog here and never miss a post!