More Pooch-Friendly Holiday Events
For New Yorkies and All Big Apple Pooches:
December 11-12: Bring your leashed pooch and a camera to the Santa Paws event at the Eventi Hotel in Manhattan from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. You can also bring a dog food donation for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Santa, his helper Elf and adoptable pets from Posh Pets Rescue will be on hand, and light refreshments will be served to two- and four-legged guests alike.
December 12: TAILS of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals is hosting Family Portraits from noon until 5:00 p.m. at ViNO ViNO and Maslow 6. A pet photographer will take portraits of your furry family, and there will be treats for both people and pups. Shorty Rossi, star of Animal Planet’s “Pit Boss” and founder of Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue, is making a special guest appearance with Hercules, his Pit Bull service dog. Although admission is free, donations are welcome and will be collected at the door.
For Chicago Chihuahuas, Etc.:
December 11: The Bow Wow Holiday Bash & Santa Snapshots at Wrightwood Tap is a fundraiser for Sit Stay Read, a literacy program for kids and dogs. Bring your leashed pooch for a photo opportunity with Santa from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP.
For Miami Mutts:
December 10 and 17: Your pooch can have his picture taken with old St. Nick on Santa Paws Pet Photo Nights at the Dolphin Mall. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to woof their wishes to the jolly guy from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
For Dallas Doggies:
December 12: A raffle benefitting the no-kill Humane Society of Dallas County will be emceed by actress Farah White during a pooch party at Lee Harvey’s from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Prizes include plane tickets, a pet party package and much more.
For Snoopys in Seattle:
December 11-12: For a suggested $20 donation, you’ll receive a digital copy of your pooch’s picture with his jolliness during the Santa Paws at Seattle Humane Society event from noon to 4:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the humane society’s animals.
There are many more events going on across the country. To find one near you, try searching for your city name and “dog-friendly holiday event” using your favorite search engine.