While New York City is famous for its elaborate Christmas window displays at stores like Macy’s and Bergdorf Goodman, Santa Barbarans can enjoy a special storefront every Sunday in La Cumbre Plaza. Called Give a Dog a Home, the “ReTail” shop’s purpose is to “connect potential adopters with shelter dogs, outside traditional shelter environments and business hours,” said S.B. County Animal Services volunteer Lee Heller. The open, sunny space is a friendly place to interact with pooches that are ready for adoption; volunteers are on hand to answer questions about each doggie. There are also training demonstrations, education, and resources for dog lovers. Check out youtube.com/watch?v=IrlmPBWm4Bw for a peek of the innovative animal adoption effort. La Cumbre Plaza (at the Sears end), open Sundays 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.


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