Where pets can pose with Santa around Boston

Claddagh of Wilmington poses with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Photo submitted by Kristen O’Brien)
Claddagh of Wilmington poses with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Photo submitted by Kristen O’Brien)

Are you looking for a place to take your pet this month for photos with Santa? Boston.com Pets has the following ideas for you. In some cases, you can even help raise money for organizations that help animals. And don’t forget to share your pets with Santa photos with us!

PetSmart, Woburn, Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Receive a holiday collector frame with your pet’s photo. $5 from every photo package will be donated directly to Woburn Feral Cat Coalition. $10. www.petsmart.com

South Shore Plaza, Braintree, Dec. 9 and 16 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Santa’s Elegant Garden, where the photos will take place, is located in the Nordstrom wing, level 1. $2.99 for a keychain to $34.99 for a CD of up to three images. Facebook page.


Especially for Pets, Canton, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get a photo of your pet with either Santa or the Grinch. $20 for a single pose photo burned on a CD and a goodie bag. Money raised will benefit Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. www.especiallyforpets.com

Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, Dec. 8 and 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. $10. www.hotelmarlowe.com

Bark Place, South End, Dec. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. Pet photographer Jann Tenenbaum will style and photograph each pooch and provide digital prints for holiday cards. Part of the proceeds will benefit MSPCA-Angell. $25. Facebook page

Burlington Mall, Burlington, Dec. 9 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Give your pet a turn on Santa’s lap. $24.99. www.simon.com/mall/burlington-mall

Swansea Mall, Swansea, Dec. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Dress your pet up in a festive costume for the photo! Costumes provided. $21 to $45. www.visitswanseamall.com

MSPCA Boston Adoption Center, Boston, Dec. 15 from 9 to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the animals of the MSPCA-Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center. $25 for a framed photo of your pet with Santa. Pet owners who donate will also be e-mailed their favorite digital photo images.www.mspca.org


Petco, Hanover, Dec. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. The proceeds will benefit Hilltop Humane Society. $8.95. www.petco.com

Not visiting Santa this year, but getting your furry friend into the holiday spirit at home in a Santa hat? Share your pets in Santa hats photos with us!

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