Your kiddos may be asking for a pet for Christmas. A family needs a dog or cat to make part of the family. That is what the holidays are about. Family and having it grow with love. That is what a pet will do for your family. They bring lots of love.

If your family is ready to make that commitment then there are plenty of opportunities to make that a reality. You just have to find the perfect new addition to your family. Instead of shopping for a pet, you may want to consider adoption.

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That is where Paws for the Holiday comes in for the win. Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine is ready to make your Christmas merry and bright in more than one way. They will have plenty of pets for you to choose from in their upcoming event.

Paws for the Holidays will have a craft fair. That includes a lot of chances to bring home a great gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. All sorts of great gift ideas to take home and wrap to put under your tree.

Plus if you are looking for a furry friend the adoption event will be perfect. There will be plenty to choose from. The hardest part will be to narrow it down to one. I mean how do you say no to any of them?

Oh, There Will Be Food

credit: Anthony Sanders
credit: Anthony Sanders

Plus you should make sure that you come hungry because there will be food trucks as well. Prissy's barbecue will be there from 11 am until whenever they run out. The thing with them is they run out. Their food is that great.

So you know you will be looking for something to do this weekend. Get some shopping done. Check out all the cute pets and adopt one. Here is to making this Christmas one to remember.

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