I could not help but stop and think, "How many of these puppies will be adopted, and by whom? Will they have proper homes, or will they be back at the shelter in 6 months?"
I cannot fault the SF SPCA and Macy's for their desire top help dogs. But I wonder if presenting these animals as Christmas toys for the children of indulgent parents is the right thing for the puppies. Dogs are not disposable in the way that Christmas toys are... to be put up or given away when the fun wears off. I am hoping that serendipity comes to the aid of these little pups and provides a loving and responsible home for each of them, but my skepticism tells me that they won't all win the lottery of life.