PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Looking to adopt a new furry friend for the holidays? Pinellas County Animal Service has started a program called "Home for the Holidays" that allows residents to foster dogs for two nights in hopes they find the perfect fit for their family. 

The program gives residents a chance to make sure the dog fits with their family as well as provides a comfortable break for the pet. 

Home for the Holidays is only available for adult large breed dogs, with a focus on dogs that have been with Animal Services for more than 100 days. 

If you are looking to adopt a pet, costs for all cats and kittens are $5, for large adult dogs it's $25, and for small breeds and puppies it's $75. 

Doug Brightwell, director of Pinellas County Animal Services, cautions that not everyone should adopt a pet during the holidays. Adoption parents should be committed to offering a new furry family member a forever home. Animals are also not good gift ideas and those who would like to offer someone a new pet can purchase a gift certificate from Animal Services. This allows the future pet owner to make an informed decision and find the perfect match.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering a pet, you should contact the Pinellas County Animal Services adoption coordinator at 727-582-2600 to schedule at appointment for pick up. 

The adoption center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas. 

Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. 

The campaign runs from December 1 to 21.