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Tigre is a handsome young tabby who is super sweet and loves to cuddle. He's 8 months old so he's slightly past his rambunctious kitten behavior, but he's still playful and fun. This cute cat will be a constant companion for his new person or people. His adoption fee is $65.

Jersey is a sweet and loving 1-year-old pit bull. This gorgeous dog absolutely adores toys, and he already knows how to sit on command. Although this breed has a reputation for being tough, Jersey is a big, silly baby who resists going out in the snow. Jersey's adoption fee is $95.

Tigre and Jersey are hoping Santa will send the perfect people in to give them homes before the holidays. While it's never a good idea to surprise anyone with a live pet present, in this season of giving, there could be no more loving act for your family than to give the precious gift of life to a homeless pet by adopting him or her into your home. If you know of another family looking for a new furry friend, please visit us and purchase one of our adoption gift certificates, which allow the recipients the chance to choose the perfect pet for their lifestyle! And don't forget to join us for our Christmas for the Animals open house, Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30 at our shelter. Enjoy cookies and cider, bring donations for the animals, and of course come meet terrific Tigre, gentle Jersey or any of their furry friends at Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 W. 3900 South, or call 269-7499. View pets virtually at www.slcoanimalservices.org.