Santa isn’t just for humans — dogs, cats, and even reptiles can meet Santa too! Where can my dog, cat or pet get a photo taken with Santa? Well, if you’re in the Minneapolis / Twin Cities Metro area, there are a few places where your pet can meet Santa, tell him his Christmas wishes, and get his photo taken.
Midwest Pug Rescue: Santa Paws
Presented by the Midwest Pug Rescue, “Santa Paws” is more than just Santa Claus pet photos. Events include door prizes, refreshments, coffee, fruit punch, vendors, raffles and fun and games for your dog. Though this event is presented by a Pug rescue group, all breeds of small dogs are welcome. Admission is $5 per person or $10 for a family. The event will be on December 11, 2010 from 12:30PM to 3:00 PM at the Animal Inn, 8633 34th St. N in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. You must pre-register via the website in order to attend.
Mall of America Pet Photos
Pet photos are available with Santa at the Mall of America on Sunday December 5th located at the Santa Village on the third level (60 East Broadway). This is on the East side of the Mall of America and they recommend you park in the East parking ramp on 24th Avenue on the fourth level. Santa pet photos are done by appointment only – please call 952-854-0888 to schedule an appointment. All sizes of pets are welcome. The event is put on by Professor Bellows photography.
PetSmart Santa Claws Photo Event: Twin Cities Area
All PetSmart stores in the Twin Cities metro area will have Santa “Claws” available for a pet photo session. These stores include Maple Grove, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Eagan, Richfield, Eden Prairie, Northeast Minneapolis, Roseville, Maplewood, and Coon Rapids. Santa makes an appearance for three weekends in December: Saturday December 4, Sunday December 5, Saturday December 11, Sunday December 12, Saturday December 18 and Sunday December 19th, all from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Petco Santa Photo Event
Have your beloved Fido or Fluffy meet Santa at most Twin Cities area Petco locations. On December 4th and December 11th, Petco will have Santa at their stores for a cute photo opportunity with your pet. Santa’s hours are 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. For $8.95, you’ll receive a keepsake holiday themed photo frame with a photo of your pet visiting Santa inside. Locations include Roseville, Highland Park, Minnetonka, Fridley, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Richfield, Coon Rapids, Stillwater, Apple Valley, Chaska, West St. Paul and Burnsville.
Petco Santa Photos
Midwest Pug Rescue Santa Event
Mall of America Pet Photo Event