SAN FRANCISCO (Ashley Caldwel/KTVU) - The Christmas spirit is upon -- ice skating in the city, sipping hot chocolate at Ghirardelli by Fisherman's Wharf.
And, of course, the puppies and kittens on display in the Macy's window in Union Square.
But these aren't just cute window dressings. The future pets - with holiday-appropriate names like "Yams," "Potato" and "Turkey" -- are up for adoption. As is annual tradition, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is partnering with Macy’s, showing off the cute furballs in the windows so that passersby may, hopefully, be enticed to bring them home, just in time for the holidays.
Around 9,000 puppies have received new homes these from Macy’s “holiday windows” over the last 30 years, according to Claire Lacey, the associate manager of the San Francisco SPCA.
About 250 animals were adopted and nearly $100,000 have been raised last year alone, she said, to support the SPCA programs in San Francisco.
Lacey said if this year is like years past, the adorable pups and kitties won't be stuck in Macy's window for long.
“These puppies and kittens will be here until Jan. 1," she said. "[And I] think all of them are going quick.”
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KTVU's Christien Kafton contributed to this article.