The ASPCA is hoping New Yorkers will consider giving a four-legged friend a new home for the holidays.
So far this year, the organization's adoption center has placed nearly 3,300 pets in new homes, but they want to increase that number by the end of the year.
Around 140 pets that have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped are still looking for homes that will take them in.
One ASPCA rep who spoke with NY1 on Saturday said there is a good reason to do it now.
"It is a great time to bring a pet home, because a lot of families are home for the holidays, so they have a few extra days to prepare the household, to set up the environment and make sure that they're ready to introduce a pet into the home," said Arthur Hazelwood of the ASPCA.
Adopters must be 21 or older and show ID and proof of a current address.
For more information, visit aspca.org/adopt.