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Finding the perfect Christmas pet

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- It's probably every kids dream: aPuppy or a kitten for Christmas.

If you're looking to buy a pet as a gift this holiday season, there are few things to keep in mind. First- there are dogs and cats of all sizes and ages in need of homes at the Coulee Region Humane Society. The humane society has adoption counselors to help people find the best fit. And they make sure potential pet owners know the costs and needs of the animal to ensure they find a forever home.

"It's really important that when you choose an animal that you are looking at the kind of pet you want to add to your home," said Liz Meil, who works at the Humane Society. "Lifestyle is really important. If you have kids and they're in an after-school programs, a puppy or a kitten might not be the best choice, they need a lot of attention so maybe adding an older pet would be a better option at this point."

You can also buy a gift certificate for someone looking for a pet. It covers the adoption fee. The Humane Society will be hosting an adoption event at Dahl Subaru in La Crosse on December 14 and 15. You can get more details here.

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