2021 Guide to Chicago Pet Photos With Santa

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Nothing wishes your friends and family Feliz Navidawg like an adorable portrait of your festive beast. And in 2021, there are still plenty 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—nothing beats cute pet photos with Santa. May your days be hairy and bright!

Wednesday, Dec 1

Photos with Cardboard Santa at Animal Care League in Berwyn, 2-7 p.m. Get the perfect snapshot for your holiday cards this year with Animal Care League’s photo sessions with cardboard Santa. Appointments are required, and the $15 registration gets you a print, a digital copy of your photo, and goes to help the animals in their care.

Thursday, Dec 2

Photos with Cardboard Santa at Animal Care League in Berwyn, 2-7 p.m. Get the perfect snapshot for your holiday cards this year with Animal Care League’s photo sessions with cardboard Santa. Appointments are required, and the $15 registration gets you a print, a digital copy of your photo, and goes to help the animals in their care.

Saturday, December 4

Photos with Santa Paws at Hinsdale Humane Society in Hinsdale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This dog-friendly, kid-friendly event features holiday vendors, reindeer food for kids, crafts, and of course, a socially-distanced Santa for family photos. Registration for the event is $20, and goes to a great cause.  

Santa Photos at Joy’s Best Friends Best Bites in Orland Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No reservations required for photos of your friendly, leashed dog with Santa. Photo prices may vary. 

Sunday, December 5

Pet Santa Photos at Petco in Bloomingdale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Swing by the Bloomingdale Petco for free photos with Santa. No appointments necessary.

Monday, Dec 6

Pet Photos With Santa at Chicago Ridge Mall in Chicago Ridge, 12-7 p.m. (break from 3-3:30 p.m.). Santa’s in town, and we heard your pup’s on the nice list. Make her wish come true and get her photo taken with the big guy at Kohl’s Court. Appointments can be made online and don’t forget the waiver forms!

Note: The mall is not dog-friendly, and there are designated entrances and spaces for your pet. 

Tuesday, December 7

Pet Photos With Santa at Yorktown Center in Lombard, 11 a.m.-8 p.m (break from 3:30-4 p.m.). Santa’s ready to hear your dog’s wishlist at Center Court. All pups must remain on-leash, and masks can be removed for photos. 

Saturday, December 11

Photos with Santa at Metrovet Center in South Loop, 2-5 p.m. Stop by for Metrovet Center’s annual photos with Santa. Photos are no cost, but donations will be going to local animal rescue group, The Grey Muzzle Organization. You’ll get a 5×7 framed photo to take home as a gift!

Pet Photos With Santa at Orland Park Petco from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Give a $10 donation for your Santa pic. Proceeds support Halfway-Home Animal Rescue.

Sunday, December 12

Pet Photos With Santa at Orland Park Petco from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Give a $10 donation for your Santa pic. Proceeds support Halfway-Home Animal Rescue.

Monday, December 13

Pet Photos With Santa at Chicago Ridge Mall in Chicago Ridge, 11-7 p.m. (break from 3-4 p.m.). Santa’s in town, and we heard your pup’s on the nice list. Make her wish come true and get her photo taken with the big guy at Kohl’s Court. Appointments can be made online, and don’t forget the waiver forms!

Note: The mall is not dog-friendly, and there are designated entrances and spaces for your pet. 

Tuesday, December 14

Pet Photos With Santa at Yorktown Center in Lombard, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (break from 3:30-4p.m.). Santa’s ready to hear your dog’s wishlist at Center Court. All pups must remain on-leash, and masks can be removed for photos. 

Sunday, December 19

Sniff-mas Dog Party at Midwest Coast Brewing in West Town, 12-4 p.m. Join Sidewalk Dog and ManyPets for a very merry howliday party at Midwest Coast Brewing Company! Enjoy seasonal tunes, local makers, yummy T-R-E-A-Ts for humans and pups, pet pictures with Santa Paws himself, and mutts more. Pet pics are FREE, and you’ll get a printout and digital version.

Monday, December 20

Pet Photos With Santa at Chicago Ridge Mall in Chicago Ridge, 11-7 p.m. (break from 3-4 p.m.). Santa’s in town, and we heard your pup’s on the nice list. Make her wish come true and get her photo taken with the big guy at Kohl’s Court. Appointments can be made online, and don’t forget the waiver forms!

Note: The mall is not dog-friendly, and there are designated entrances and spaces for your pet.

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

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