This holiday season, Hallmark Hall of Fame and CBS are partnering with Petfinder.com to launch the first ever “Foster a Lonely Pet for the holidays” program, inspired by the original movie A Dog Named Christmas which will air Sunday, Nov. 29, on CBS.
Based on Greg Kincaid’s popular novel, A Dog Named Christmas tells the story of a developmentally challenged young man whose affinity for animals inspires him to champion his family and their community to participate in a local animal shelter’s “Foster a Dog for Christmas” program. In keeping with the movie’s heartwarming story, Petfinder.com is working with more than 2,000 shelters and rescue groups across the country to give families the opportunity to welcome a lonely pet into their home for the holiday season, ideally from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day.
The effort is intended to ease the burden on shelters, give homeless animals some much-needed attention and affection, and provide families the opportunity to experience the joy of having a pet in their home. Families will have the option to adopt their fostered pet at the end of the holiday week.
Interested families can visit petfinder.com/fosteralonelypet to find participating shelters and rescue groups near them or tune in to A Dog Named Christmas to view a PSA about the fostering program, which will air at the end of the film.
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