It’s amazing how much a pet can change your family; they instantly become such an important member that you forget they’re not one of your kids. You tell yourself they’re just a pet, and before you know it you’re planning activities that include the family dog!
Pre-pup, I didn’t think dogs needed clothing, but as we near the second Holiday with our dog, I’ll have to admit that he got a Christmas sweater along with my other boys this year.
So of course when I see an opportunity for our family pet to take part in one of our favorite family traditions, I’m going to jump at the chance, right? I mean, I already have the sweater.
And, when my kids have decided that they are too cool to sit for the annual photo with Santa, I have my back-up ready!
Where to get Pet Photos with Santa in Indianapolis
Greenwood Park Mall
December 11, 2022, 6-7 pm
Located in the Mall, in front of Von Maur
Bring your pets to pose with Santa at Greenwood Park Mall on Sunday, December 11, from 6-7 pm. Enter through Entrance 1, head to Von Maur court with your furry friends, and get their special photo with Santa.
Hamilton Town Center
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 11 am-7pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 6-8 pm
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 11 am-7pm
Located at the Dog Park across from COhatch.
Everyone is welcome at Hamilton Town Center‘s Pet Photo with Santa nights—even without pets. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, but to make reservations you have to purchase a photo package.During Pet Night events, Hamilton Town Center will be collecting donations on behalf of The Humane Society.
The Shops at Perry Crossing
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 6-8 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 4-6 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2022, 10 am-8 pm
Located in Suite F100 between JCPenney & Ulta.
The Shops at Perry Crossing is offering pet photos with Santa. Bring in your furry friend (on a leash!) to see Santa and get a paws-itively adorable photo! Please note times listed for Pet Photos are reserved for only those events. All other photos can be taken during the rest of the listed operating.
Metazoa Brewing Company
Friday, November 19, 2022, 2-5 pm
140 S College Avenue, Indianapolis, 46202
Santa, Citizen Canine Senior Rescue, and City Dweller Photography invite you and your dog to Metazoa Brewing Co, on Saturday, November 19 for a Christmas photo. Photos with Santa are $35 with a portion donated to Citizen Canine Senior Rescue Center! No sign-up necessary and pet-parents must be 21+ to participate.
PetPeople in Greenwood
Sunday, December 3, 2022, Noon-3 pm
1675 W Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, 46142
Pet People in Greenwood is hosting Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership’s Pet Pictures with Santa. Photos are $10 each and will be printed while you wait. All pets are welcome—dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, and more!
Five Points Kennels
Monday, December 4, 2022, 11 am-2 pm
3729 Five Points Road, Indianapolis, IN 46239
Five Points Kennels is hosting Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership’s Pet Pictures with Santa. Photos are $10 each and will be printed while you wait. All pets are welcome—dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, and more!
Paw Street Bakery
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11 am-2 pm
1647 E Main Street Suite A, Plainfield, 46168
Bring the furbabies to Paw Street Bakery for a picture with Santa Paws and a free mini cookie (for the pups)!
Specks Pet Supply
Sunday, December 11, 2022, Noon-3 pm
6845 Bluff Road, Indianapolis, 46217
Specks Pet Supply is offering Santa Photos with your pet for $10 per picture with 100% going to Cuddle Me Cat Rescue. This project will directly support the fosters and their needs.
Camp Bow Wow Lawrence
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 11 am-2 pm
10830 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, 46236
Camp Bow Wow in Lawrence is hosting Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership’s Pet Pictures with Santa. Photos are $10 each and will be printed while you wait. All pets are welcome—dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, and more!
PetPeople in Nora
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 1-4 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2022, 11 am-2:30 pm
1300 E 86th St, #28 Indianapolis, IN 46240
Pet People by Hollywood Feed in Nora is hosting two separate Pet photos with Santa. On Sunday, December 11, bring your pups, pets, kiddos, family, and friends for photos with Santa for $10 and all proceeds go to Indiana Bulldog Rescue. On December 18, Pet Pictures with Santa benefits the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership. Photos are $10 each and will be printed while you wait. All pets are welcome—dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, and more!
This was never a thing when I was a kid, but I am all about this trend. Where do you get your photos with Santa taken for your pet?
Also, is this an Easter thing too? I’ve checked the list of 50 Things to do with my Dog in Indy, but as a somewhat new doggie-mom, tell me EVERYTHING I need to do with my pup!