For the 32nd year in a row, Santa Claus and over 800 volunteers will take time out of their busy schedules to help local homeless animals.
The annual Picture Your Pets with Santa at all 23 Feeders Supply stores will be held the first two weekends in December on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.
While dogs and cats are the most common participants, animals of all species are welcome, as well as their human families. Some of the more unusual guests have included chickens, bunnies, bearded dragons, guinea pigs and even horses.
Dec 7-8 and 14-15 pet owners can get professional holiday portraits and help local homeless animals at the same time. Photos are offered in various packages, starting at $12. Gift items featuring the pet’s photo, including ornaments, mugs and key chains are also available, starting at $14.
Pet owners are asked to have dogs on leashes and cats and other pets in carriers. Horses can be photographed outside with Santa.