Where to Go For a Pet Pic with Santa Paws

The howlidays are upon us, which means it’s time for our beasts to get festive for a pic with Santa (it’s the least they can do, right?). Behold our merry list of photo opps, bonus points for ugly sweaters, silly costumes, plaid anything—we ruv it all (#SidewalkDog, please and thank you) and so does Mr. C.

 

Sunday, November 18

 

Monday, November 19

  • Pet Photos 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 17.
  • 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 Monday night through December 10.

 

Wednesday, November 21

  • 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 Wednesday night through December 2.

 

Sunday, November 25

  • Pet Pics with Santa at Maplewood Mall in Maplewood (map), JC Penney Court; 6-8pm. Pups can sit on Santa’s lap for free photos.

 

Friday, November 30

 

Saturday, December 1

  • 7th Annual Santa’s Cause at Wag ‘n Woofs in Eden Prairie (map), 1-4pm. Come for photos with Olaf and holiday goodies. Your $10 donation benefits A Rotta Love Plus. Optional: bring some pup or kitty supplies to place under the Giving Tree. Supplies collected will be donated to Secondhand Hounds.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Northtown Mall in Blaine (map), Burlington Court; 5-9pm. Benefits Good Karma Animal Rescue.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Burnsville Parkway Animal Hospital (map); 11am-1pm. A $5 donation is recommended, and benefits Secondhand Hounds.
  • Santa Paws at Modist Brewing Company in Minneapolis (map); 12-5pm.  $35  for up to three subjects (human or dog) and $5 for each additional subject. Your donation benefits Safe Hands Rescue.

 

Sunday, December 2

 

Monday, December 3

  • Photos with Santa at Pet Evolution in Woodbury (map), 11am-3pm. Free event; donations accepted in support of several local organizations.
  • Pet Photos 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 17.
  • 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 Monday night through December 10.

 

Tuesday, December 4

  • Pet Photos with Santa at Northtown Mall in Blaine (map), Burlington Court; 5-9pm. Proceeds benefit the Animal Humane Society.

 

Wednesday, December 5

  • Pet Photos with Santa at Northtown Mall in Blaine (map), Burlington Court; 5-9pm. Benefits Good Karma Animal Rescue.
  • 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 Wednesday night through December 2.

 

Thursday, December 6

  • Pet Photos with Santa at Northtown Mall in Blaine (map), Burlington Court; 5-9pm. Proceeds benefit the Animal Humane Society.

 

Friday, December 7

 

Saturday, December 8

  • 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 at Atlas Pet Supply in Stillwater (map); 10am-1pm. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
  • Holiday Photo Fundraiser at Secondhand Hounds in Minnetonka (map); 15-minute time slots from 10am-2pm. Pre-registration is required, and you can reserve your spot here. $45 donation for 1 pet (humans welcome) and $60 donation for 2+ pets (humans welcome). This one features festive decor in lieu of Mr. C.
  • Holiday Photos with Santa at Embassy Suites in Bloomington (map); 2-5pm. Take your own photos and download professional shots by Joseph Yetman Photography. A $15 donation goes to Minnesota nonprofit TRAIL.
  • Santa Paws 2018 at Bald Man Brewing Company in Eagan (map); 12-3pm. Treats for pups will be on hand, and ugly holiday sweaters are encouraged! Your $5 minimum donation benefits Secondhand Hounds.

 

Sunday, December 9

  • Holiday Photo Fundraiser at Secondhand Hounds in Minnetonka (map); 15-minute time slots from 10am-2pm. Pre-registration is required, and you can reserve your spot here. $45 donation for 1 pet (humans welcome) and $60 donation for 2+ pets (humans welcome).  This one features festive decor in lieu of Mr. C.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska (map), Snyder Tea Room; 10am-2pm.
  • Santa Land at Advanced Veterinary Care in Blaine (map); 10am-2pm. Pictures with Santa, food, and family fun. Bring the kids and pets!
  • Photos with Santa at Pet Evolution in Arden Hills (map); 11am-3pm.  Bring the kids and pets! Your $15 donation benefits Basic Animal Rescue Training.
  • 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 next to Macy’s; 7:30-9:30pm. Signed waiver required. Review these guidelines before attending.

 

Monday, December 10

  • Pet Photos 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 17.
  • 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 Monday night through December 10.

 

Saturday, 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.
  • Photos with Santa at Chuck & Don’s West St. Paul (map); 12-3pm. Ugly holiday sweaters encouraged! A $20 donation to the Paw Print Fundraiser benefits Heading Home K9 Rescue, Ruff Start Rescue, and Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MNSNAP).
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Bent Brewstillery in Roseville (map); 3-7pm. Benefits Minnesota Greyhound Rescue.

 

Monday, December 17

  • Pet Photos 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 17.

 

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

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