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Thinking of Getting a Pet This Holiday Season? Watch This Video First

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 2:30pm

The holidays are a popular time to bring home a new pet—and for animals in shelters, getting a real home is the best gift ever. But listen up, potential pet parents: Bringing home a new furry friend is also a serious commitment.

To help would-be adopters, the ASPCA Adoption Center has prepared a special video explaining the do’s and don’ts of holiday pet adoption.

Just remember, surprises are wonderful, but never give a pet as a gift. See if your shelter has a gift-certificate instead!

To learn more about adopting a new pet and to find a shelter near you, please visit the ASPCA Virtual Adoption Center.