The holidays are in full swing! If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your family or last-minute stocking stuffer for your kids, grab Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You on DVD and Blu-ray! I have some cute clips and free printables that your kids will love! With Christmas just days away, I’m betting you could use a few “keep ’em busy” ideas while you finish up your shopping and wrap everything!

 

Narrated and executive produced by Mariah Carey, the animated family film follows little Mariah as she chases her dream of having a puppy of her very own, making her ultimate wish for Christmas come true! The film features an original song written just for the release and also includes 3 of her Christmas Classics! Check out the following clips featuring a star from the film, Breanna Yde who voices Little Mariah, as she demonstrates how to make a cute Santa Hat Headband (also included in the free printable below) and gives pet adoption tips.

Santa Hat Headband DIY

 

Pet Adoption PSA & Tips

DOG ADOPTION TIPS

Have you ever wanted to adopt a dog but weren’t sure if you were ready for the responsibility or even sure where to start? Adopting a new dog or puppy can be so exciting! As the holidays approach, many kids and families will scribble “puppy” onto their holiday wish list but it’s important to remember that taking care of another life comes with lots of responsibility! In support of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You we talked with The Vanderpump Dog Foundation to get the top tips and tricks you should consider before you bring a new furry friend into your home! Be sure to check out the film on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, and On Demand to see how little Mariah handles her new responsibility!

VANDERPUMP TIPS:

What are some questions potential pet owners should ask themselves or their children before adopting?

Being a pet parent is a full time job. Some things to think about: Do I have enough time to dedicate to acclimating and training. You need to think about if you are financially equipped to deal with the many things that come along with caring for a rescue. Do all the members of my family support this decision? It’s a team effort so everyone should be on board.

Do you have any numbers of how many pets are adopted during the holidays each year? Of those adopted about how many are returned, brought to shelters, or neglected due to the new owners not being ready?

We don’t have numbers but it is well documented that adoptions spike during the holidays. Many people adopt dogs for their kids or loved ones. As a result, we also see a spike in returns and surrendered animals. People make quick, impulse decisions for the holidays and later realize the responsibility is too much.

Where should someone look to adopt pets?

We highly encourage that potential adopters look in their local shelters and research rescue groups in their state. There are so many homeless animals in need of a good home. Adopt and don’t shop.

What are some benefits for adopting vs buying from a pet store?

Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet. When you adopt and don’t shop you not only save the life of the animal you adopt but so many other lives. Adopting a dog is typically much more affordable than buying from a pet store or breeder.

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