Bring Holiday Cheer to Shelter Pets at the Humane Society of Broward County’s Festive Sleepover Program

Bring Holiday Cheer to Shelter Pets at the Humane Society of Broward County's Festive Sleepover Program

By Agrippina Fadel

Give a shelter pet a gift of a holiday with a loving family this December.

The Humane Society of Broward County is asking residents to take a dog, a cat, or a rabbit home for the winter holidays and give the pets a much-needed relief from the shelter environment.

Cherie Wachter, Humane Society’s VP of Marketing, said adult animals will be available for two-week holiday sleepovers starting December 20.

“This gives the pets a break from being in the shelter and lets them get spoiled. Of course, the ultimate goal is for the pet to spend not just this holiday season in their temporary home but many more future holidays as well,” she added.

Pets available for extended sleepovers include several who have been passed by for no apparent reason. Once in a home environment, they relax and want to be a part of the family.

The Humane Society is also running a Holiday Bone Drive all month to collect safe chew bones for the shelter dogs and hosting Ralphie’s Holiday Shop on December 9 and 10 with affordable gifts for the whole family and photo opportunities for kids and pups.

See the animals needing a home and complete the pre-adoption application here before stopping by The Humane Society of Broward County at 2070 Griffin Rd. in Fort Lauderdale.

Call 954-989-3977 ext. 6 with questions.

“Whatever holiday you celebrate, a holiday sleepover could be what you and a shelter pet need to make this special time of year sparkle,” Wachter said.

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Agrippina Fadel

Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master’s in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.

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