FREE Photo with Santa at PetSmart (Reservations are Required)

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Book a FREE photo with Santa at PetSmart

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’ll be at PetSmart for Santa Photo Days during the first three weekends of December! During PetSmart’s Santa Photo Days, you can bring your pet into the store for a FREE photo with Saint Nick.

Santa photos will be available in all PetSmart U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico stores from 12 – 3 p.m. (local time) on December 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19. Reservations are required for this event, so head on over here to enter your Zip Code, select a store, and then book a date and time for your pet’s photo with Santa!

Hip tip: You may want to call your store ahead of time to confirm they are participating and have a Santa available.

pig with santa

It appears that Santa Days isn’t just for furry friends like dogs and cats. A wide variety of pets are welcome in accordance with the store’s usual pet policy, so Santa will be happy to pose with your bird, pot-bellied pig, non-venomous snake, or other appropriately secured and vaccinated pets!

Photos taken at the store will be delivered via email after the event. You may also use your personal device during PetSmart’s Santa Photo Days. Download the PetSmart app in advance to use fun photo filters during the event!

Santa with pets

Enter PetSmart’s holiday photo contest too!

Pet parents can enter PetSmart’s holiday photo contest on Twitter or Instagram with their pet’s holiday photos by tagging @PetSmart and using #PetSmartSantaDays for a chance to win. Prizes include a $100 gift card (10 winners each weekend) or a year’s worth of Hill’s Science Diet (30 winners total). Find all the details here!


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Comments 17

  1. Peaches

    My little girl gets a photo with Santa at Petsmart every year. Some come out really nice and others have been absolutely awful. I’m not sure she enjoys the Santa part but she always gets to go on a sniffing spree from one end of the store to the other and gets a new toy to drag around the house so I think it is a win for us both.

  2. Lindsay E.

    I would call your store before doing this. I signed up at my local store and received a confirmation. I showed up and they said they weren’t doing it. 😡

    • jennap

      Oh no Lindsay E., that’s too bad! I’ll add that to the post, that’s a helpful tip!

  3. destiny22

    I signed my doggy up! Thank you so much. I can’t wait 😊

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome!

  4. NikkiLLM5

    I signed up my 3 Boston terriers & my half Boston & schnauzer. If I thought my cat wouldn’t spaz out I’d take her but she doesn’t like noise and lots of people. It would be so funny to put our 4 dogs around Santa, put our kitty in his lap & our 2 ferrets one in each hand. Santa might be a little overwhelmed by us! 🤣Since it’s a 25 minute drive there I decided just on the dogs. If we can get all 4 of them to sit still and look at the camera it will be a miracle! They are so excited at the sight of people! They think it’s that many more hands to pet them. They are complete spazs.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Hahaha! Sounds like it will be a lot of fun with your troop, NikkiLLM5!

  5. HmL1030

    We took our 110lb Presa Canario in a red sweater and it was so much fun!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, that sounds adorable!

  6. Deniece Crawford

    Bo is a chocolate lab who will be 11 on December 8th I am so grateful to get his Santa picture this year!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How exciting! Happy Birthday to Bo! 🥳

  7. Angela Wilson

    Make sure to take ur own pictures,they lost mine.Said they best they could do was to bring me back in on a different day,I was/am very upset.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! SO sorry to hear about that. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

  8. Shannon

    Can parents be in the picture with their pets?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      We did our pics this morning and yes! I had the option.

  9. Nicole

    My 4 little girls want to join their brother ( our 8 year old Boxer ) for his pic with Santa. Can family members join or is it pets only?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Nicole! Be sure to ask your store! Another reader had shared that their store will let family members join in. It may vary by location.

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