Santa Paws is coming to town with free in-store pet photos at PetSmart.

PetSmart brings the holiday photo tradition to pets with the Paws and Claus Photo Event.
And free mixbook photo book

Phoenix, December 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Santa Claus is making an extra special stop. PetSmart Stores across the country to pose with every pet on the “good” list. On December 16-17, pet parents can enjoy the weather and have their pet photographed with Santa at the Paws & Claus photo event. Reservations are required and are now open to the public. To find a local Paws & Claus event and book an appointment, pet parents can visit

Helping pets make for tree-filled holiday photos
Pet Smart Salon Paws and claws can help pets look their best before an event. Pet parents can book a pampering service for cats and dogs such as a quick bath and brush or a full haircut to ensure they’re photo-ready. And to help pets stitch their vacation photos, PetSmart training experts Judy HavensCPDT-KSA shares four tips to ensure a successful end result:

  • Create a festive look: Make sure pets put their best foot forward by choosing outfits or accessories to complement their photo with Santa, such as Holiday striped hat and scarf for cats and dogs, Snowman costume for reptiles or a Christmas Tree Ugly Holiday Sweater for Small Pets.
  • Get rid of the holiday clutter.: Help pets expend extra energy by playing at home or strolling the aisles of PetSmart before their appointment to capture their beautiful — and calm — smiles.
  • Get their attention.: Create a perfect photo moment by using the eyepiece A holiday themed toy Or making noises, like calling a pet’s name, to make sure they’re looking at the camera during their time with Santa.
  • There is a cure at hand: Ensure pets have a paw-filled experience by rewarding them with special holiday snacks BRRR Bark Cookie Dog Treats. After every few photo frames. Be sure to give pets extra praise after their photo session with lots of rubs and extra treats.

Once they are photographed and photographed, pet parents can turn the photo into a keepsake. PetSmart Treats Rewards members can receive a gift of a picture book from MixBook*. Members will receive a promo code for a mixbook via email after the event so they can start creating their photo book to keep the memory alive forever. Additionally, Treats Rewards members can earn 3X Treats Points** for purchases made on the day of their appointment by using their Treats Rewards email to check in.

For more information about the free pet photos with Santa event and PetSmart’s holiday shop, visit

*Terms apply. See the email sent after the event for details.
** Terms apply. See store for details.

About PetSmart
PetSmart is the leading pet retailer offering products, services and solutions for pets’ lifelong needs. At PetSmart, we love pets and we believe that pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilling lives together. This vision influences everything we do for our customers, the way we support our colleagues and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart operates more than 1,670 pet stores. United States, Canada And Puerto Ricoplus more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® Dog and cat boarding facilities. We provide competitively priced pet food and products as well as a wide range of services such as dog training, pet sitting, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption.

PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® Of Canada Work with nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature programs, PetSmart has facilitated more than 10 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.

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