Everyone has seen the movies and TV shows where kids wake up Christmas morning to a puppy under the tree with a bow around it's neck. We have all asked for a puppy for Christmas. But what happens when the holiday magic wears off?

Pets of any kind shouldn't be given as a gift. They are a lot of responsibility and a huge commitment. Does the recipient even want an animal? What happens when they realize they can't take care of a pet right now? The answer to that: they end up in shelters.

Luckily the Tri-County Humane Society here in St. Cloud has a 96% adoption rate and is great at finding homes for pets of all kinds. So if you are considering adding a new member to your family for the new year, check out what the Tri-County Humane Society has to offer! You might just find your new best friend!