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Monday, November 24, 2014

Where To Get Pet Pictures With Santa In Chicago And Surrounding Areas

BY:  Laurie Brzostowski, President, Snaggle Foot Dog Walks and Pet Care-Round Lake

Nowadays people want pet pictures not just of their children with Santa but with their pets as well.

Many people consider their dogs and cats as cherished members of the family. Because of this pet pictures with Santa have become almost a fad. A number of malls, as well as stores and animal shelters are now offering this service to the public. Most places only allow dogs or dogs and cats to be photographed, but some places have gone so far to allow just about any species to have their picture taken with Santa.

Not sure how Santa is going to feel when people show up with their pet cobra, alligator or skunk but it could be interesting... LOL !

So here are the places I have found in the Chicagoland Area that are offering these services...



Arlington Heights
Photos with Santa Paws in Arlington Heights
Saturday, November 30th, Saturday, December 7th & 14th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 11 am to 3 pm
Sponsor: The Buddy Foundation
Event at: 65 West Seegers Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 290-5808
Cost: $7.50 donation per picture

Bensenville
Pet & Kids Pictures with Santa in Bensenville
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Santa Pet & Kids Pictures Hours: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Sponsor: Bensenville Park District
Event at: Deer Grove Leisure Center
1000 West Wood Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-7015
registration required
www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org/
Cost: $7 for residents or non-residents

Bloomingdale
Pet Portraits with Santa at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale
Sunday, December 8th & 15th 2013
Santa Pet Hours : 6 pm to 8 pm
Sponsor: Picture People
Event at: Stratford Square Mall
Lower Level in Center Court
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 582-4120
Cost: Call Pet People for prices

Bourbonnais
Photos of Santa with Your Pet at Paws Meets Claus
at Northfield Square Mall Bourbonnais
Sunday, December 7th 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 6 pm to 8 pm
Sponsor: Northfield Square Mall
Event at: 1600 North State Route 50
Bourbononnais, IL 60914
reservations not required
(815) 937-4111
Cost: Photo package prices apply

Burbank
Pet Pictures with Santa in Burbank
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 11 am to 12 pm
Sponsor: Burbank Park District
Newcastle Park Recreation Center
8050 South Newcastle
Burbank, IL 60459
(708) 599-2070
Cost: $5

Chicago
Pet Photos with Santa at Water Tower Place
Monday, November 17th & 24th, Monday, December 1st, 8th, & 15th 2014
Santa Pet Hours: starting at 6 pm
Sponsor: Water Tower Place
Event at: 835 North Michigan Avenue
at the Santa set
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-3166                                                                 
Cost: Photo package prices apply - purchase before your visit & save 30%

Pet Pictures with Santa at the Red Door Animal Shelter
Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale in Chicago
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 11 am to 4 pm
Sponsor: Red Door Animal Shelter
Event at: Warren Park Fieldhouse
6601 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 764-2242
www.reddoorshelter.org
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT
Note: While there is no cost to attend this event pictures of Santa with your pet are $10 each
           
Photos of Your Pets and Santa at Doggy Style in Chicago
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 12 Noon - 5 pm
Sponsor Doggy Style Pet Shop
2023 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622-3157
Reservations recommended
doggystylepetshop.com
(773) 235-9663
Cost: $15 Donation to Alive Rescue

Photos with Santa & Your Pets in Chicago 
Metropolitan Veterinary Center
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 2 pm - 6 pm
Sponsor Metropolitan Veterinary Center
1556 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 583-1921
Cost:FREE SANTA EVENT                                                                               
Donations accepted but not required
           
Evanston
Photos with Santa and Your Pet at
the Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire in Evanston
Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 11 am – 5 pm
Sponsor: Community Animal Rescue Effort
Event at: Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Street
Evanston, IL 60201
www.care-evanston.org/calendar.htm
(847) 705-2653
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT

Glen Ellyn
Pictures with Talons and Claus
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
Sponsor: Willowbrook Wildlife Center
525 S. Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
www.dupageforest.com
(630) 942-6200
Cost: $10 per photo
                        
Glenview
Pet Photos with Santa at The Book Market
Saturday, November 29th 2014
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Sponsor: Glen Town Center
Place: The Book Market
2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60028
(847) 904-7304
Cost: No cost but a $10 donation to the Heartland Animal Shelter appreciated

Huntley
Pet Pictures with Santa at Animal House Shelter in Huntley
Saturday, December 7th, 14th & 21st
Sunday, December 8th, 15th & 22nd, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: Saturday 12 pm to 3 pm
Sunday 3 pm to 6 pm
Sponsor: Animal House Shelter
Event at: I3005 Ernesti Road
Huntley, IL 60142
(847) 961-5541
Cost: $10 donation for each photo to the shelter

Joliet
Pet Night with Santa at Louis Joliet Mall
Monday, December 9th & 16th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 6 pm to 9 pm
Sponsor: Louis Joliet Mall
3340 Mall Loop Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
reservations are not required for information (815) 439-1001
Cost: Regular photo package prices will apply

Lincolnwood
Pet Night with Santa at Lincolnwood Town Center
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Sponsor: Lincolnwood Town Center
Event at: 3333 W Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(847) 674-9220
Lincolnwood Town Center is located at the intersection of Touhy Avenue and McCormick Boulevard in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
reservations are not required
Cost: Regular photo package prices will apply

Lombard
Pet Night with Santa at Yorktown Center
Sunday, December 7th & December 14th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sponsort: Yorktown Center
Event at: Yorktown Mall
Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-7330
reservations are not required
Cost: Regular photo package prices will apply

Morton Grove
Santa Claws & Chanukah Hound Pet Photos
Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: Saturday - 10 am to 1 pm
Sponsor: Adopt-A-Pet
Morton Grove Animal Hospital
9128 Waukegan Road
Morton Grove, IL 60053
(847) 965-4010 for an appointment
advance appointments appreciated, walk-ins ok
Cost: $10 for framed photo print or three photo digital package

Naperville
Santa at Pet Night at Riverwalk in Naperville
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 5 - 8 pm
Naperville IL 60540
(630) 848-5000 to reserve a time for your pet
Santa House location
Jackson Ave. & Webster St.
(along the Riverwalk)
reservations required
Cost: $8 per photo or two
for $15 - cash or checks only

Pet Day at Naperville Park District's Santa House
Riverwalk, Jackson Avenue Photos
Bring your dog or cat to the Santa House on the Riverwalk, get their picture taken with Santa Claus and they will receive a treat.

Niles
Pet Pictures with Santa at Golf Mill Shopping Center
Monday, November 18th & 25th, December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 5 pm to 8 pm
239 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
(847) 699-1070
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT - Note: Regular photo prices apply

Northbrook
St. Nick's Pet Pet Pictures at Northbrook Court
Monday, November 18th & 25th
December 2nd, 9th & 16th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 6 pm to Santa set closing
2171 Northbrook Court
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-8161
Reservations not required
Cost: Regular photo prices apply
                              
Photos with Santa Paws at Heartland Animal Shelter
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: Noon to 3 pm
Heartland Animal Shelter
2975 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 296-6400
Reservations not required
Cost: $5 donation

Orland Park
Pet Pictures with Santa in Orland Square
Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Sponsor: Orland Square Mall
Event at: 288 Orland Square Drive
(at Lake View Drive)
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 349-1646 For more information
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Cost: Photo picture prices apply

Palatine
Pet Pictures with Santa in Palatine
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Sponsor: Salt Creek Rural Park District
Event at: Twin Lakes Clubhouse
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Palatine, IL 60074
www.saltcreekpd.com
pre-registration required
(847) 259-6890 For more information: aklein@saltcreekpd.com
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Cost: $7                  

Roselle
Santa Paws and Picture
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Sponsor: Roselle Park District
Event at: Clauss Recreation Center
555 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172
pre-registration required - online registration not available
For information: (630) 894-4200
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $5 for pooch pass holder; $8 for non-pooch pass holder


St. Charles
Animal House Veterinary Hospital Pet Pictures with Santa
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 10 am to 2 pm
Sponsor: Animal House Veterinary Hospital
2079 Route 38
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-7404
Cost: $10 per pet photo

Schaumburg
Pets Pictures and Family Photos too with Santa
Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Santa Pet & Kids Pictures Hours: 10 am to 4pm
Sponsor: Purr Photography
Event at: 1800 W. Irving Park Road
Schaumburg, IL 60195
(847) 977-9774 questions?
Cost: Your donation will make the holidays brighter for homeless pets

Santa at Pet Night in Schaumburg
Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Woodfield Shopping Center
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 330-1537
Cost: See www.shopwoodfield.com/petphotos
Santa at Jingle Paws in Schaumburg
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: Noon to 2 pm
Meineke Recreation Center
220 E. Weathersfield Way
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 490-7020
Registration required
Cost: Residents $2 per person; Non-residents $3 per person
Residents Dogs $5 per dog; Non-Residents Dogs $7 per dog

South Barrington
Photo of Your Pet with Santa
at Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital in South Barrington
Saturday November 23rd, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 3 pm - 6 pm
Sponsor: Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital
Event at: 35 South Barrington Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 310-8668
call to schedule an appointment
Cost: $5 donation per photo goes to The Buddy Foundation
                                            
Spring Grove
Pet Pictures with Santa at Nature’s Feed in Spring Grove
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 11 am to 2 pm
Sponsor: Nature’s Feed
Event at: I2440 Westward Drive
Spring Grove, IL 60081
(815) 675-2008
Cost: FREE SANTA EVENT

West Chicago
Puppy Pictures with Santa
at Wiggly Field in West Chicago
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Santa Pet Hours: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sponsor: West Chicago Park District and Paws in Time Pet Resort
Event at: Wiggly Field in Reed Keppler Park
157 West Washington Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
pre-registration required
(630) 231-9474                                                                                                            
Cost: Free Wiggly Field pass holder; $3 non-pass holder

West Dundee
Santa Pet Pictures in West Dundee at Spring Hill Mall
Tuesday, November 26th, December 3rd & 10th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: Tuesday, Nov. 26th - 3 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday, December 3rd & 10th - 6 pm to 9 pm
Sponsor: Spring Hill Mall
Event at: Spring Hill Mall
Route 59 and Aurora Avenue
West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-2200
No reservations required
Cost: Regular Photo prices apply

Worth
Pet Photos with Santa at Photography by Angel in Worth
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Santa Pet Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm
Sponsor: Photography by Angel
Event at: 11416 South Harlem Avenue
Worth, IL 60482
Call for an appointment (708) 361-7750
Cost: Two 4 x 6 photos are $10 - additional prints can be ordered

Yorkville
Photo of Your Pet and Family with Santa Claus at Yorkville Animal Hospital
Saturday, November 30th - 10am – 3pm
Friday, December 20th - 4pm to 7pm                                                                          
Saturday December, 21st, 2013 – 4pm to 7pm
Sponsor: The Yorkville Animal Hospital
Event at: 102 Garden Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
reservations not required
(630) 882-6060
Cost: $8 for one 4 X 6 professional photograph shipped to your home - all proceeds donated to local animal rescues.


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