Chicago Guide: Where to Get a Festive Howliday Photo With Your Pup

Nothing wishes your friends and family Feliz Navidawg like an adorable portrait of your festive beast. Paws for a moment and head to one of these amazing photo opps to snag an image you’ll treasure for years to come. 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 a cute holiday pic of a jolly pup. May your days be hairy and bright!

Wednesday, November 20

  • Photos With Santa at the Anti-Cruelty Society (map), 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $40 benefits the animals in their care. Book your session in advance.

Thursday, November 21

  • Santa Paws Pet Photos at Fox Valley Mall (map) in Aurora, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Various packages available; please enter through Entrance 1 near Crab Crackin’ and head to Santa’s home on the lower level near Macy’s.

Saturday, November 23

Sunday, November 24

  • Red Door Animal Shelter’s Winter Bazaar at Warren Park Fieldhouse (map), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photos with Santa, bake sale, and holiday market all benefit Red Door Animal Shelter.
  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Dog Patch Pet and Feed (map), 12 to 3 p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set. Book your session in advance.
  • Pictures with Santa Paws at Dog Dayze Doggie Daycare and Boarding (map) in Bolingbrook, 2 to 5 p.m. Special stress-free accommodations available for dog-reactive frens! Your $10 donation benefits Rescue Warriors Corp., an all-breed rescue.

Monday, November 25

Saturday, November 30

  • Holiday CARE Faire at Unitarian Church of Evanston (map) in Evanston, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Photos with Santa and holiday market benefits C.A.R.E.
  • Pictures With Santa at Bentley’s Pet Stuff (map) in Downers Grove, 12 to 4 p.m. $5 donation benefits Chicagoland Animal Rescue, NFP.

Sunday, December 1

Monday, December 2

Tuesday, December 3

  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Lemon and Lola’s in Grayslake (map), 4 to 7:00 p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set. Book your session in advance.

Wednesday, December 4

  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at The Dog House of L C & L (map), 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. $ 40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set. Book your session in advance.

Thursday, December 5

  • Santa Paws Pet Photos at Fox Valley Mall (map) in Aurora, 7 to 9 p.m. Various packages available; please enter through Entrance 1 near Crab Crackin’ and head to Santa’s home on the lower level near Macy’s.

Friday, December 6

  • Pet Photos With Santa at The Arboretum of South Barrington (map) in Barrington, 6 to 8 p.m. at Santa’s House in the Live 360 Community Room between Georgio’s Pizzeria & Cooper’s Hawk.

Saturday, December 7

  • Pictures With Santa at Bentley’s Pet Stuff (map) in Elmhurst, 12 to 4 p.m. $5 donation benefits Chicagoland Animal Rescue, NFP.
  • Animal Care League’s Holiday Bazaar at Animal Care League (map) in Oak Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get all your shopping done at their special holiday market! All proceeds benefit the animals in their care.
  • Pictures with Santa Paws at Bentley’s Pet Stuff on Southport (map), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $40 for a photo from Fetch Portraits with proceeds to Chicago Canine Rescue. Book your session in advance.
  • 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.

Sunday, December 8

  • 8th Annual Presents for Pits at All Things Woof, Meow Too (map) in Roselle, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20 for 3 digital photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit Pit Crew IL.
  • Open House and Pet Photos with Santa at Companion River North (map), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snag a Santa pic, decorate cookies, and make paw print ornaments, too.
  • Pictures with Santa Paws at Bentley’s Pet Stuff on Southport (map), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $40 for a photo from Fetch Portraits with proceeds to Chicago Canine Rescue. Book your session in advance.
  • Animal Care League’s Holiday Bazaar at Animal Care League (map) in Oak Park, 12 to 2 p.m. Get all your shopping done at their special holiday market! All proceeds benefit the animals in their care.
  • Pictures With Santa at Bentley’s Pet Stuff (map) in Elmhurst, 12 to 4 p.m. $5 donation benefits Chicagoland Animal Rescue, NFP.
  • 4th Annual Santa Paws Event at Bitter Pops (map), 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Your $40 ticket per family includes a professional photo from Mandy Dempsey Photography, pint of delicious beer, Polaroid with Mrs. Claus, raffle entry, and a donation to Peace for Pits.

Monday, December 9

Thursday, December 12

  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Kriser’s in South Loop (map), 5 to 7 p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set. Book your session in advance.
  • Santa Paws Pet Photos at Fox Valley Mall (map) in Aurora, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Various packages available; please enter through Entrance 1 near Crab Crackin’ and head to Santa’s home on the lower level near Macy’s.

Friday, December 13

  • Pet Photos With Santa at The Arboretum of South Barrington (map) in Barrington, 6-8pm at Santa’s House in the Live 360 Community Room between Georgio’s Pizzeria & Cooper’s Hawk.

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.
  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Kriser’s in Bucktown (map), 12 to 3 p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set. Book your session in advance.

Sunday, December 15

  • 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 Mixin Mingle (map) in Woodstock, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Your $20 donation supports the adorable seniors at Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions.
  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Midwest Coast (map), 12 to 3:00 p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set. Book your session in advance.

Monday, December 16

Wednesday, December 18

  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Paw Naturals (map), 6 to 8:00 p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set. Book your session in advance.

Friday, December 20

  • Pet Photos With Santa at The Arboretum of South Barrington (map) in Barrington, 6-8pm at Santa’s House in the Live 360 Community Room between Georgio’s Pizzeria & Cooper’s Hawk.

Did we miss any? Woof at us in the comments.

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