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Animal Attraction: Pet Photos with Santa

Animal Attraction:  Pet Photos with Santa

Credit: AP Images for PetSmart

Beaux Jangles, an eight week old English bulldog, greets Santa at PetSmart's 25th Annual Santa Claws� photo event Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Richard W. Rodriguez/AP Images for PetSmart)

by Stacy Fox

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Santa will be pulling up his sleigh at PetSmart® stores nationwide to spread holiday cheer and pose for photos with pets during the company’s annual Santa Claws Photo Event. Whether they have fur, feathers or scales, companion pets are welcome. Pet parents are asked to bring their own cameras to snap their pet’s photos with Santa in front of a special holiday photo backdrop and then make a $5 donation which will go entirely to participating local animal-welfare organizations.

Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time 
Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time
All PetSmart stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.  Visit for store locations.

Pet parents can do even more goodwill for homeless pets when they share their pet’s holiday photos on Instagram and tag @PetSmart using #SantaClaws. For each photo posted between Dec. 1 and 15, Purina® Pro Plan® will donate $10 to PetSmart Charities, Inc. in the United States – up to $25,000 – to help homeless pets this holiday season.

PetSmart, Inc.

Richard W. Rodriguez/AP Images for PetSmart