MIDCOAST — Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick and Lincoln County Animal Shelter of Edgecomb will again have their annual Home for the Holidays special adoption event on Saturday, at both locations, 30 Range Road in Brunswick and 27 Atlantic Highway in Edgecomb. Coastal Humane Society opens at noon for adoptions, and Lincoln County Animal Shelter opens at 11 a.m.

The adoption event will feature dozens of puppies, as well as kittens, dogs, cats and small animals for adoption. The shelters will allow extended holds on pets through Christmas Eve, so parents who are looking to present a new furry family member to their kids can do so as a surprise. Coastal Humane and Lincoln County volunteers will even deliver pets to their new homes on Christmas Day, dressed as Santa and his elves for the full holiday effect.

A new pet is a wonderful addition to a family for the holidays, but the organization cautions that pets are not for gifts outside the family. An animal intended as a gift should be under the direct care of the person choosing the animal, or, in other words, the adopter must be one of the primary caregivers of the animal. Otherwise the pet could be given to someone who doesn’t necessarily want a pet or to someone who isn’t prepared to own a pet.

Both shelters also offer gift certificates that can be used toward adoption.

A Home for the Holidays preview photo album of the puppies going up for adoption along with ages and breeds can be found on the shelters’ Facebook pages.

For more information, call 725-5051, or visit www.coastalhumanesociety.org or www.lcasmaine.org.