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Brandywine Valley SPCA seeks to give animals a home for the holidays


Shelter pets at the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) are looking forward to getting away for the holidays. 

The BVSPCA is holding a holiday pet sleepover program for the second year in a row.

Spending time in a foster home is a stress reliever for shelter dogs and cats - and marketing director Linda Torelli says time away from the shelter significantly improves the animal’s moods.

“The holiday sleepovers are tremendously beneficial for the pets and they actually come back much more relaxed and much more at ease. And then we also know more about them for adoption.”

The program offers two different options, both with pickup dates between Dec. 20-23. The Santa Sleepover return date is Dec. 26-30 and the Winter Break return date is Jan. 2-5. 

Torelli says last year many foster families ended up falling in love with their pets.

“We had a tremendous response from the community. We had more than 30 pets placed for their temporary sleepovers and we were happy if it was temporary but we had quite a few of them also turn into forever homes so that was really a great bonus.”

Families interested in signing up for the foster program can do so at

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