There are few things more wholesome than picking out a Christmas tree. Whether you’re heading out to find the perfect tree with your young kids, or with your annoying roommates, the process of picking out a tree, if done correctly, can be the one of the highlights of the holiday season.
This evening, we went behind the scenes, thanks to the SF SPCA, of the unveiling of the Macy's holiday windows featuring adorable, adoptable kittens and puppies. Last year, over 300 dogs and cats were adopted during the holiday season thanks to this collaboration, and over $70,000 was raised to support the efforts of San Francisco's SPCA. Let's rally together to make it even more successful this year!
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Why? Because dozens of adorable, adoptable puppies and kittens from the SF SPCA are about to fill the holiday windows of Macy's Union Square.
Dozens of onlookers will be oohing and aahing at these little furballs–but if you're in the market for a new four-legged friend in your life, you can beat the holiday rush by taking a gander at the kittens and pups who need homes now (and there are a lot of them!) at the SF SPCA Adoption Center. New pups and kittens are available each and every day, so you'll never be at a loss for eye candy and prospective new best friends.
Yeah, it's only Monday, but we're already thinking about the weekend. Why? Because thanks to the SF SPCA's bustling DOGMA street fair and pet talent show coming up on September 24 in Hayes Valley, it's going to be a heck of a good one. It's the perfect way to get outside and support local businesses and pet adoptions. So come on down and bring your dog, cat, lizard, rat, bird or guinea pig (any beloved critter in your life!) along to enjoy the day.
If there are two things we love most here at 7x7, they're San Francisco (and all its colorful 'hoods!) and animals of all shapes and sizes. Anytime the two worlds collide, it really gets us going. That's why we're proud to help our friends at the SF SPCA present DOGMA, a bustling Hayes Valley street fair and pet talent show on September 24th celebrating pet adoptions and local businesses. To kick things off, we're starting a photo contest featuring pets repping their neighborhoods.
Cats in the Bay Area are in full reproductive swing right now thanks to slightly warmer weather, which means kittens are flooding places like the SFSPCA, just waiting to be adopted into loving new homes. Look at these little guys and girls! Talk about eye candy. In honor of this special time of the year, they're offering adoption deals like two-for-one kittens. Call them for details.
But don't forget about the older kitties in shelters too. They need your love as well, and there are a million reasons to love "senior kittizens" just as much as their tiny, furball counterparts. The kittens below are just a slice of what the SFSPCA has to offer. Click on their names to learn how you can adopt them!
You wouldn't know it from Taco Bell commercials and perezhilton.com, but California chihuahuas have hit some rough times. The Golden State has a massive overpopulation of chihuahuas, so much so that Virgin America has chartered flights of them out of California to New York for adoptions, where they're apparently in higher demand.
With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, 7x7 and the SF SPCA are doing what we can for the little guys by throwing them a party in Dolores Park this Sunday, May 1. We're calling it The Whole Enchihuahua because it's big time. We're talking a chihuahua meet-up and adoption booth, a Cinco de Mayo-themed doggie costume contest, SF mariachi band Trio Sol de America and all your favorite Off the Grid food trucks.
Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!
Q: Cat or Dog? Which makes a better pet for City living?
A: Both cats and dogs make wonderful pets and will bring more joy into your home than you can imagine. Don’t be deterred by your urban setting in considering adding a pet to your life.
Every day, I look forward to my morning walk through Duboce Park on the way to the N train. The dog scene there is a constantly evolving comedy (and sometimes drama) of cliques, patrol groups, and ball-chasing competitions. One thing that's unwavering, however, is the adoration owners have for their pets. Everyone thinks that their dog - purebred or mutt - is the cutest.