This post is brought to you by the SF SPCA.

Every year in the US, millions of cats and dogs pass through the nation's shelters in the hopes of finding their next family. This holiday season, give the best gift of all by welcoming home a new four (usually!) legged friend.

Macy's Holiday Windows featuring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA, the beloved annual San Francisco holiday tradition, is running now through January 4th. Each year 300+ animals meet their forever families right at Macy's, where the SF SPCA has a pop-up adoption center throughout the holiday season. Over 5,000 additional cats and dogs meet their forever families at the San Francisco SPCA adoption center locations in the Mission (201 Alabama Street) and in Pacific Heights (2343 Fillmore Street) each year.

Come press your nose against Macy's magical windows this holiday. Or, visit the SF SPCA adoption centers, where adoptions will be free to qualified adopters throughout the holidays.

Not the right time to adopt? No worries. You can still incorporate the spirit of sending animals homeward bound into your life. Commit to volunteer for the San Francisco SPCA or your local shelter or rescue group in 2015. The backbone of any animal organization is its volunteers, so rest assured, your efforts will be appreciated.

Or you can make a donation. Your dollars not only feed and house animals, but support programs to keep animals from finding themselves homeless in the first place.

Looking for a gift for someone with pets? Get them Pawscout Pet Finder, the next-generation digital pet tag and tracker. Pawscout has partnered with the SF SPCA to make San Francisco the world's safest pet community. Learn more about Pawscout and order today for $29.95 to provide your pet with a lifetime of protection. Never lose your best friend!