Twin Cities Guide: Pet Photos with Santa Paws

Never mind that those cookies disappeared off the mantel last year (weird). The howlidays are upon us, which means it’s time to snap a few festive pics with your v. good pup! Behold our merry list of photo opps. Bonus points for wearing ugly sweaters, reindeer antlers, an absurd amount of jingle bells (one or more)—we ruv it all and so does Mr. C.

Saturday, November 16

  • 8th Annual Santa’s Cause at Wag ‘n Woofs in Eden Prairie (map), 12-3pm. Come for photos with Ralphie and holiday goodies. Your $10 donation benefits A Rotta Love Plus.
  • Photos with Santa at River Valley Veterinary Service in Prior Lake (map), 1-4pm. Your suggested $10-$20 donation benefits Minnesota Greyhound Rescue.

Sunday, November 17

  • Santa Pet Photos at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 9-11am. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Ruffin’ Inn Pet Lodge and Ranch in Buffalo (map), 12-5pm. Your $25 donation supports Crossroads Animal Shelter.
  • Santa Paws at Urban Tails in Minneapolis (map), 1:30-5pm. Snap photos with your pet and Santa and fetch a few treats from the bake sale. Your $20 donation benefits Twin Cities Pet Rescue.
  • Pet Night with Santa at Mall of America (map), The Santa Experience, Level 1; 7:30-9:30pm. Signed waiver required. Review these guidelines before attending.

Monday, November 18

  • Paw-fect Pics with Santa at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Monday night through December 16.

Tuesday, November 19

  • Pet Photos with Santa at Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Tuesday night through December 10.

Wednesday, November 20

  • Santa Pet Photo Night at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18. IGers take note: on this evening ONLY, you can bring your pets to Rose & Loon for a meet ‘n greet with the owners of Lucy & Co. and Dogs of Instagram!

Sunday, November 24

  • Santa Pet Photos at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 9-11am. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.
  • Pet Night with Santa at Mall of America (map), The Santa Experience, Level 1; 7:30-9:30pm. Signed waiver required. Review these guidelines before attending.

Tuesday, November 26

  • Pet Photos with Santa at Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Tuesday night through December 10.

Wednesday, November 27

  • Santa Pet Photo Night at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.

Sunday, December 1

  • Pet Photos with Santa at St. Paul Pet Hospital (map), 10am-1pm. Your $10 suggested donation benefits Warrior Dog Rescue.
  • Photos with Santa at Pet Evolution in Woodbury (map); 11am-3pm. Bring the kids and pets! Your $15 donation benefits the Woodbury Police K9 Fund.
  • Santa Pet Photos at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 9-11am. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.
  • Pet Pictures with Santa at Chuck and Don’s in Highland Park (map); 12-2pm. Your $20 donation supports Chuck and Don’s Pawprint Fundraiser.
  • Paws & Claus at Maplewood Mall in Maplewood (map), JC Penney Court; 6-8pm. Pups and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for free photos.

Tuesday, December 3

  • Pet Photos with Santa at Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Tuesday night through December 10.
  • Paws and Claus at Northtown Mall in Blaine (map), Burlington Court; 5-9pm. Pup potty and water stations available.

Wednesday, December 4

  • Holiday Pet Photos at Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden in Minneapolis (map), 5-7pm. Bring your dog to Bachman’s on Lyndale and Safe Hands Rescue will take seasonal pictures alongside Bachman’s Poinsettia Dazzler tree, North Pole Workshop, and Christmas Tree Farm sets. Receive four professional, digital images of your pet for a $25 donation (additional $10 for each additional pet).
  • Santa Pet Photo Night at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.

Friday, December 6

  • Paws and Claus at Northtown Mall in Blaine (map), Burlington Court; 5-9pm. Pup potty and water stations available.

Saturday, December 7

  • Photos with Santa at Chuck and Don’s in Mahtomedi (map); 10am-1pm. Your $15 donation gets you a professional pic by LW Photography and benefits animal rescue.
  • Tinsel and Tails with AHS at The Block (map); 10am-2pm, benefits Animal Humane Society.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Petco locations nationwide (click the link to find the closest one to you); all day during store hours. Your $9.95 donation to Petco Foundation benefits lifesaving animal welfare organizations in your local community.
  • Pictures with Santa Paws at Chuck and Don’s in Plymouth (map); 1-4pm. All good dogs (and cats!) will score photo booth pics with Santa and a holiday goodie bag.

Sunday, December 8

  • Photos with Santa at Pet Evolution in Arden Hills (map); 11am-3pm. Bring the kids and pets! Your $15 donation benefits the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Pet Supplies Plus in Burnsville (map); 1-5pm. Your $25 donation benefits Ruff Start Rescue and gets you five professional pics.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Southdale Center in Edina (map); 6-8pm.
  • Pet Night with Santa at Mall of America (map), The Santa Experience, Level 1; 7:30-9:30pm. Signed waiver required. Review these guidelines before attending.
  • Santa Pet Photos at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 9-11am. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.
  • Dog Photos with Santa Paws at Broken Clock Brewing Co. (map); 2-6 pm. Grab a pint with your pup. (Psst: we’ll be there, too! Buy our Brewery Pass for a free beer).

Monday, December 9

  • Paw-fect Pics with Santa at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Monday night through December 16.

Tuesday, December 10

  • Pet Photos with Santa at Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Tuesday night through December 10.

Wednesday, December 11

  • Holiday Pet Photos at Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden in Minneapolis (map), 5-7pm. Bring your dog to Bachman’s on Lyndale and Safe Hands Rescue will take seasonal pictures alongside Bachman’s Poinsettia Dazzler tree, North Pole Workshop, and Christmas Tree Farm sets. Receive four professional, digital images of your pet for a $25 donation to Safe Hands Rescue (additional $10 for each additional pet).
  • Santa Pet Photo Night at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.
  • Paws and Claus at Northtown Mall in Blaine (map), Burlington Court; 5-9pm. Pup potty and water stations available.

Friday, December 13

  • Paws and Claus at Northtown Mall in Blaine (map), Burlington Court; 5-9pm. Pup potty and water stations available.

Saturday, December 14

  • Pet Photos with Santa at Petco locations nationwide (click the link to find the closest one to you); all day during store hours. Your $9.95 donation to Petco Foundation benefits lifesaving animal welfare organizations in your local community.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Chuck and Don’s in Cottage Grove (map); 11am-3pm. Your $10 donation scores you pawfessional pics with Mr. C.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Embassy Suites Bloomington (map); 2-5pm. Your $15 donation benefits TRAIL, providing transportation for adults with developmental disabilities living in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, and Richfield.
  • Pupper Pics with Santa at HeadFlyer Brewing in Minneapolis (map); 12-4pm. Bring your doggo for some cute photos and pick up one of our Brewery Passes to score a free pint.

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Sunday, December 15

  • Santa Pet Photos at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 9-11am. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.
  • Santa Land at Advanced Veterinary Care in Blaine (map); 10am-2pm. Free pictures with Santa, food, and family fun. Bring the kids and pets!
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Petco locations nationwide (click the link to find the closest one to you); all day during store hours. Your $9.95 donation to Petco Foundation benefits lifesaving animal welfare organizations in your local community.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Chuck and Don’s in Bloomington (map); 12-2pm. Your $20 donation supports Chuck and Don’s Pawprint Fundraiser.

Monday, December 16

  • Paw-fect Pics with Santa at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Monday night through December 16.

Wednesday, December 18

  • Santa Pet Photo Night at Rosedale Center in Roseville (map), 5-8pm. Dogs and cats can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo each Sunday morning and Wednesday night through December 18.

Sunday, December 22

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8 thoughts on “Twin Cities Guide: Pet Photos with Santa Paws

  1. Chloe Adams

    Westgate Pet Clinic in Minneapolis has Santa photos from 12-4pm. 20$ benefits Leech Lake Legacy and you get holiday cards made with your photo!

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