Movie inspires Petfinder’s Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays Program

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Tune in to the CBS special, A Dog Named Christmas, Sunday, November 29 at 9/8 c.

‘Tis the season … of Christmas re-runs. But there’s a new movie I bet will
be on your seasonal favorite list from now on — and a brand new Petfinder program to go with it.

The show is Hallmark Hall of
Fame’s presentation of A Dog Named Christmas.

Based on a great little book by author and Petfinder blogger, Greg Kincaid,
the story follows a developmentally challenged young man who fosters a
dog from his local shelter during the holidays and he gets the whole
community involved. It’s a feel-
good story with a great message.

The idea inspired Petfinder to start the Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program, and we hope you will invite a shelter pet into your home for this special time of year.

By contacting a participating Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays shelter or rescue, you’ll be helping
a shelter during a season when it’s short-staffed or when the pet’s
regular foster “mom” or “dad” needs some respite time. Plus, you’ll be
making a difference in some little (or big) critter’s life. You can
hardly top that for imbuing yourself with Christmas spirit!

Fostering doesn’t
have to be a long-term commitment — just a few days or a week. And if
you’re thinking of adopting, this will be a great way to see how adoption might
work out.

Watch the show on Sunday, November 29, on CBS, then find a participating shelter in your area and give them a call.

See if you can help. It will be a case of life mimicking art where everyone has a very happy holiday season.

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