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Santa Loves Dogs!

'Tis the season for celebrating the holidays! And one tradition that every pet owner should consider for their photo albums is pet pictures with Santa! Below we have listed some photo events taking place near the Seattle/Tacoma area.

The Auburn Humane Society is doing their annual Santa Paws photo events the first two weekends of December. They have partnered with the MadCap Marketing team in Lakewood to make sure this is a memorable experience. Not only can you get photos with Santa (upt to two people and three animals per session) but the package also includes a holiday card and a flash drive containing up to fifty digital photos for you to do with as you please. This isn’t your average holiday photo; this is a 15 minute photo session worth over $200! Spots are limited, so make sure you make your reservation HERE!

After taking a break during the pandemic last year, Mud Bay has brought back their MEOW Santa Photos! These photos are more like your traditional photo with Santa for dogs or cats. The prophets from this event go to the MEOW pet rescue. What a great cause! There are one- or two-day events taking place at various Mud Bay stores throughout Washington. Find an event near you HERE!

Cats and Dogs are invited to drop by the Seattle Humane Society between 10am and 4pm this coming Thursday, December 2, to have their photo taken with Santa. No reservation required here! A $20 donation is recommended to support the humane society with their efforts. For more information or the address click HERE!

Every Saturday through December 18th, the Frost Fest in Kirkland is offering FREE photos with Santa! The event takes place at the Urban Plaza in Kirkland and does not require any reservations. The festival also offers live performances, crafting opportunities, and lots of various family-friendly activities. Check out more information to start planning your day trip HERE!

Up until Christmas Eve Cabella’s and Bass Pro Shop will have Santa’s Wonderland up and running! One free 4x6 photo with Santa is offered, or you can get more photos with purchase. It’s been confirmed that your furry pup is absolutely welcome to join in the festive photo! Reservations are required. Make yours HERE!

Aurthur & Associates has multiple Santa cabin locations set up around Washington. They offer photos with Santa every day until Christmas Eve!

And finally, the Holiday Magic Village at Pacific Place is also allowing four-legged fur-children to sit with Santa for pictures. Unfortunately, the Grinch is unable to take photos with furry critters. There are also various decorated areas for self-photography or selfies to be taken on your walk through the Holiday Village (located in the old Barnes & Noble). To schedule your reservation click HERE!

With SOOO many opportunities for pictures with or of your pets with Santa, there’s no excuse not to start that Christmas album! Happy Howlidays from Seattle Pup!

Article by Wendi Black

November 29, 2021

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