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Here’s When to Go to PetSmart to Get a Free Photo of Your Pet With Santa

Updated December 5, 2016
by Jamie Cattanach
Staff Writer
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Remember getting your photo taken with Santa at the mall when you were a kid?

Whether you went willingly or had to dragged by your hair (see: yours truly), photos with Santa are a time-honored Christmas tradition… for human children.

But if your only babies are furbabies, you can still participate in this slightly awkward Yuletide ritual. And it won’t even cost you a thing.

Santa Claus is coming to PetSmart on Dec. 10 and 11, 2016 — and he’ll pose for a photo with your pet, free of charge.

Head to PetSmart Next Weekend to Introduce Your Pet to Santa Claus

If you want a Christmas keepsake photo of Fido or Sassy on Santa’s lap, it’s easy to participate. All you have to do is head to a participating PetSmart on Dec. 10 or 11 between 12 and 4 p.m.

Santa will gamely smile while holding your furry companion… but word’s still out on whether or not he’s granting any wishes. (He’d have to speak pet, after all!)

Better yet: The Facebook event doesn’t specify that the animal in question need be a dog or cat.

So I don’t know about you, but I’m considering heading to PetSmart next weekend with my betta fish in tow, bowl and all.

I mean, why not? You’ve got to admit: Santa photos are already pretty darn weird.

Your Turn: Will you bring your pet to visit Santa this year?

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.

by Jamie Cattanach
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