There is no doubt that Santa will see quite a few requests for a new dog or cat on his list this holiday season. If you are looking to fulfill a wish this Christmas, the Humane Society of Genesee County is the best place to start.

If you are ready to add a new family member, we have the perfect suggestion on where to find your new furry friend! The Humane Society of Genesee County has several animals that are praying to find a new home for Christmas. From dogs to cats, even bunnies and guinea pigs, there is sure to be your perfect furbaby waiting just for you.

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Although a new puppy or kitten is sure to bring all kinds of excitement on Christmas morning, the commitment goes far beyond the holiday season. If you decide to add to your family with a new four-legged friend, you need to consider the work that owning a pet takes. Love, time, dedication, and of course care.

Many times pets that were Christmas gifts under the tree, end up at local humane societies and shelters because their newness and cuteness, as they get older, wears off. No pet should be discarded like the gift box they came in, so take the time to consider your special gift before giving it this year.

If you are committed to opening up your heart and home to someone new to love, take a look at a few of the sweetest Christmas "gifts" just waiting for you to take home.

Merry Christmas!

20 Animals You Can Adopt This Christmas From the Humane Society of Genesee County

Often a Christmas a new pet is on Santa's list. This year consider adopting one of the many sweet animals looking for their furever homes at the Humane Society of Genesee County. Although pets do make wonderful gifts, they are full-time, forever commitments. If you and your family is ready to give time and love to a new pet, always look to adopt.