December Pet Events: Where’s Santa?

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December 2, 2011
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One of the cutest photo holiday cards I tend to get from friends are the ones with their pets on them. I have one friend who has 3 cats and somehow she gets them to all sit still and together long enough to snap a picture. My other friend has dogs and fosters dogs. One year her holiday card had 7 dogs on it! Yes, 7. It was awesome. The cards I get with my friends’ children on it are great too but the animals ones are funny and light hearted. If your dog, cat, ferret, duck, chicken, snake, parrot, iguana, or finch celebrates the holidays too, then you can make your own holiday postcard by taking a great picture and then printing up a few cards at your local pharmacy or grocery store using the photography kiosks.

However, if you want a picture with Santa, check with your local shelter, pet store, and rescue organization’s website to see where Santa will be. Below are a several photography events for your pets to meet Santa, get their picture taken, and give him their Christmas list. Just make sure your pet is ok being around other pets, strangers, and won’t get too nervous being handled by Santa and people in costumes.

Pet People 4S Ranch located at 10537 4S Commons Drive in San Diego, Ca is hosting a pet event that includes a raffle, silent auction, and pet photos with Santa on December 3 from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Bring the family, this will be a day full of fun. Admission is $15.00 and all proceeds benefit the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. For more information, call 858-472-3491.

Santa Paws will be at the People For Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic in Hillsdale, NJ on December 3 and 4 from 9am to 3pm. You don’t need to make a reservation but you may have to wait in line. Pets have a lot of requests for toys, treats, and soft beds. It can take a while till Santa sees your pet. The photo is a great keepsake and it is $10.00 to have your pet’s picture taken. The money raised will help the clinic and help save animals. The People for Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic is located at 401 Hillsdale Avenue in Hillsdale, NJ. For more information please call 973-282-0890.

If you’re in Evergreen, Co and was wondering if Santa had made a plan to stop by, wonder no more! He’s going to be there on December 3 at the Evergreen Animal Protective League. He’ll listen to your pets whimper, bark, purr, and give them all hugs. The photos with Santa are $15.00 and the money raised will benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League. Santa will be there from 10am to 4pm and there will also be cider, food, and wine served. So head over to 30406 Bryant Drive right off Highway 74, it’s the A-frame building and say hi to Santa. For more information please call, 303-674-6442.

The Baltimore Humane Society is hosting their annual Holiday Lights and Pictures with Santa event on December 4, from 1pm to 5pm. Every year they have this event and there are beautiful lights, the chance to have your pet’s picture taken with Santa, and a chance to look at the available animals for adoption as well as help a few of them with a donation. They accept money but they also have a Christmas list compiled by the staff that the animals at the shelter would love to have for Christmas. You could play Santa for a homeless dog or cat and donate a blanket, toy, or food. The Baltimore Humane Society is located at 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown, MD. For more information call 410-833-8848.

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