2022 Chicago Pet Photos With Santa Paws

Nothing wishes your friends and family Feliz Navidawg like an adorable portrait of your festive beast. We sniffed out pawlenty of chances for your dog to meet the big guy and snap a pic. Hang it above your mantle, send it to your grandma, give a copy as a gift to all of your loved ones and coworkers—cute pet photos with Santa make everyone’s days hairy and bright!

Santa Paws at Bentley’s Pet Stuff

Mr. Claus is making an appearance at your local Bentley’s Pet Stuff on December 3. Contact the location closest to you for store-specific times and details. Don’t furget to ask about the dognog!

Photos with Santa Paws at Hinsdale Humane Society

This fun event features holiday vendors, reindeer food for kids, crafts, and of course, meet-and-greets with Santa for family photos. Register for November 30 from 4-8 p.m. or December 3 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Animal Care League Holiday Bazaar

The ACL is bringing Santa Claus to town for one day during their Holiday Bazaar. Walk-in sessions will be held on December 3 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes a digital and print copy of your photo.

Santa Paws at Chicago Ridge Mall

Bring your festive hound to Chicago Ridge Mall on Mondays for special Santa Paws photo nights. Reserve your spot on November 21–December 19. Santa will be in the Kohl’s Court, pets must be leased and use the nearest entrance.

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Kriser’s Holiday Photos

Stop by a participating Kriser’s store to capture a pic of your pup on December 3 or December 10 from 1–4 p.m. While we can’t guarantee an appearance from Santa himself, they’ll have props and a backdrop to create a winter wonderland.

Fetch Portraits Holiday Tour

Saint Nick will be making his rounds on the Fetch Portraits’ Holiday Tour. Stops include South Loop, Naperville, Niles, ​and Lombard. Check pop-up dates and details here.

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s

Starting November 5, the whole fam can experience the magic of Santa’s Wonderland at the Hammond Cabela’s. Reservations are recommended as spots fill up fast.

Pet Night at Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Monday nights are reserved for furry friends when Santa returns to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago this season. Reserve your spot for November 21, 28, or December 5 from 4–7 p.m.

Pet Photos at Fox Valley Mall

Select Thursdays are reserved for furry friends to join in family photos with Santa at Fox Valley Mall in Aurora. Register for your spot on November 17, December 1, 8, or 15 from 4–7p.m.

Pet Night with Santa at Oakbrook Center

Complete your holiday card with a trip to Oakbrook Center for Pet Nights with Santa. Book your spot for one of three Monday night sessions on November 21, 28, and December 5, from 4–7 p.m.

Pet Photos at Yorktown Center in Lombard

Bring your decked out dog to Yorktown Center’s special pet days on Tuesdays. Choose from November 15, December 6 or 13, from 11 a.m.–8 p.m (Santa takes a break from 3–4 p.m.).

Santa Photos at Joy’s Best Friends Best Bites

Pose for a pic with your best furry friend and the big guy in Orland Park from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sunday, December 4 or 11. No reservations required, photos are first come, first served! 

Did we miss any Chicago ops for pet pictures with Santa? Woof at us in the comments and be sure to tag us @SidewalkDog in all your festive pics!

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