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PHOENIX (Dec. 4, 2023) – Santa Claus is making an extra-special stop at PetSmart stores nationwide to pose for a photo with every pet on the “nice” list. On Dec. 16-17, pet parents can cherish the season and capture a photo of their pet 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 to book an appointment, pet parents can visit www.petsmart.com/santa-photo-days.html .

Helping Pets Strike a Pose for Tree-mendous Holiday Photos

The PetSmart salon can help pets look their best before the Paws & Claus 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 are photo ready. And to help pets sleigh their holiday photos, PetSmart training expert Jodie Havens, CPDT-KSA, shares four tips to ensure yule be s-mitten with the final result:

  • Create a festive look : Make sure pets put their best paw forward by selecting an outfit or accessories to complement their photo with Santa, like a holiday striped hat and scarf for cats and dogs , snowman costume for reptiles or a Christmas tree ugly holiday sweater for small pets .
  • Jingle out the holiday jitters : Help pets expend extra energy by playing at home or walking through the PetSmart aisles before their appointment to capture their beautiful – and calm – smile.
  • Capture their attention : Create a picture-perfect moment by using an eye-catching holiday-themed toy or making noises, such as calling a pet’s name, to ensure they are looking at the camera during their time with Santa.
  • Have treats on hand : Ensure a paw-sitive experience by rewarding pets with special holiday snacks like 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 additional treats.

Once they’ve been primped and photographed, pet parents can turn the image into a keepsake. PetSmart Treats Rewards members can receive a photo book gift from Mixbook*. Members will receive a promo code for Mixbook via email after the event so they can start creating their photo book to forever cherish the memory. 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 on the free pet photos with Santa event and PetSmart’s holiday shop, visit PetSmart.com .

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

** Terms apply. See store for details.

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PetSmart operates more than 1,670 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel ®  dog and cat boarding facilities. We provide a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, 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 possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated over 10 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.

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Deck the Paws! PetSmart Offers Free Pet Photos with Santa in Stores Everywhere this Holiday Season

PHOENIX , Dec. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To get pets in the holiday spirit, PetSmart is hosting Santa Photo Days where pet parents can get a free picture of their pet with Saint Nick himself. All PetSmart stores across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are offering the photo events Dec. 11-12 and 18-19 between noon – 3 p.m. local time. Pet parents can find a local Santa Photo Days event and book a reservation at PetSmart.com/SantaBooking .

Pet parents can get a free photos of their pet with Santa Clause on Dec. 11-12 and 18-19 between noon – 3 p.m. local time at all PetSmart stores across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico

Holiday Pet Photo Contest For those interested in participating in holiday photos virtually, PetSmart is also hosting the #SantaAtPetSmart contest on social media, giving 30 grand prize winners a chance to win a year's supply of premium Hill's® Science Diet® pet food. Participants will be entered in a weekly drawing by posting a photo or video of at least one pet with a holiday component on their public Instagram or Twitter, mentioning @PetSmart and using the hashtags #SantaAtPetSmart and #Contest*. Find more information at petsmart.com/SantaPhotoDaysContest .

2021 Merry & Bright Collection PetSmart is helping pets get photo and holiday ready with the 2021 Merry & Bright collection, now available online and in stores. This year's holiday collection gives pet parents all kinds of ways to spoil their pet and bring them in on the celebration, including advent calendars, matching sweaters and tons of festive toys and treats for all pet members of the family.

For feline and canine companions, PetSmart has festive advent calendars, toys and treats like the Merry & Bright™ DIY Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Kit  and the Merry & Bright™ Holiday Red & Green Stocking Stuffers Cat Toy . The new collection includes gift sets like this Merry & Bright™ Red Star Cuddler Bed & Blanket and fun toys like the Merry & Bright™ Holiday Hot Chocolate Dog Toy .

PetSmart can also help pet parents get their pets ready for gatherings and family photos with new holiday apparel including the Merry & Bright™ Holiday Family Photo Red Fair Isle Pet Pajamas  and Merry & Bright™ Holiday Lights Light-Up Dog & Cat Costume . Small pets like guinea pigs and rabbits can also get in on the holiday cheer with the  Merry & Bright™ Festive Fluff Small Pet Holiday Pajamas  or Merry & Bright™ Santa Small Pet Holiday Costume .

Even scaly family members like bearded dragons can get sweaters and costumes as the collection offers items like the Merry & Bright™ Ugly Sweater Reptile Sweater , while pet parents deck the halls of their fish's aquarium with the Merry & Bright™ Santa Claws Aquarium Ornament or Merry & Bright™ Christmas Truck Aquarium Ornament .

For more information on holiday gifts and items, including the new Merry & Bright collection and Santa Photo Days, visit PetSmart.com .

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Santa Photo Days Contest is sponsored by PetSmart LLC. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico , who are 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, as of the date of entry, & as of 12/02/21, possess a web-enabled mobile device. Begins at 12:00 a.m. PT on 12/04/21 & ends 11:59 p.m. PT on 12/24/21. Void where prohibited by law. Prize restrictions apply. For complete Official Rules, visit petsmart.com/SantaPhotoDaysContest .

About PetSmart ® PetSmart LLC is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart's passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart operates approximately 1,650 pet stores in the United States , Canada and Puerto Rico , as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, 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 possible of finding a forever home.

Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 9.5 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.

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Santa Paws is Coming to Town with Free In-store Pet Photos at PetSmart

Santa Claus is making an extra-special stop at  PetSmart  stores nationwide to pose for a photo with every pet on the “nice” list. On Dec. 16-17, pet parents can cherish the season and capture a photo of their pet 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 to book an appointment, pet parents can visit PetSmart

Helping Pets Strike a Pose for Tree-mendous Holiday Photos The PetSmart salon  can help pets look their best before the Paws & Claus 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 are photo ready. And to help pets sleigh their holiday photos, PetSmart training expert Jodie Havens, CPDT-KSA, shares four tips to ensure yule be s-mitten with the final result:

  • Create a festive look: Make sure pets put their best paw forward by selecting an outfit or accessories to complement their photo with Santa, like a holiday striped hat and scarf for cats and dogs ,   snowman costume for reptiles or a Christmas tree ugly holiday sweater for small pets .
  • Jingle out the holiday jitters: Help pets expend extra energy by playing at home or walking through the PetSmart aisles before their appointment to capture their beautiful – and calm – smile.
  • Capture their attention: Create a picture-perfect moment by using an eye-catching  holiday-themed toy or making noises, such as calling a pet’s name, to ensure they are looking at the camera during their time with Santa.
  • Have treats on hand: Ensure a paw-sitive experience by rewarding pets with special holiday snacks like  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 additional treats.

Once they’ve been primped and photographed, pet parents can turn the image into a keepsake. PetSmart Treats Rewards members can receive a photo book gift from Mixbook*. Members will receive a promo code for Mixbook via email after the event so they can start creating their photo book to forever cherish the memory. 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 on the free pet photos with Santa event and PetSmart’s holiday shop, visit  PetSmart .

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PetSmart are offering free pet photos with Santa this holiday season

Pet parents can get free pet photos with Santa if they book in advance to attend the festive meet-and-greet

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If your pet is as excited for Christmas as you are, then you'll be delighted to know that PetSmart are giving your furry friends the chance to have pet photos with Santa.

Santa Photo Days is a meet-and-greet opportunity for your pets to meet Saint Nick himself and is available across PetSmart stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico from Dec 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 between noon – 3 p.m.  

To attend, pet parents must book their place via the PetSmart website , and arrive with their furkid in tow ready to get snap happy. The photoshoot features a festively red grotto that serves as the backdrop for your photo, while your pet can rest their paws up on the tartan covered platform right next to Santa himself.

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Photos can then be taken on personal device or on a store device which will then be delivered via email.

To make the experience extra special, pet parents can also download the PetSmart app to access fun photo filters than can be using during the event.

Booking is subject to availability, with some locations being snapped up fast, so be sure to secure your place for the weekend if you love the idea.

For those who haven't managed to book a slot, or would rather participate virtually, however, PetSmart are also running a #SantaAtPetSmart contest on social media, giving 30 grand prize winners a chance to win a year's supply of premium Hill's Science Diet pet food.

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Participants will be entered in a weekly drawing by posting a photo or video of at least one pet with a holiday component on their public Instagram or Twitter, mentioning @PetSmart and using the hashtags #SantaAtPetSmart and #Contest. 

For further information visit the PetSmart Photo Day Contest website.  

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PetSmart is offering FREE photos of your pet with Santa again! Paws and Claus takes place at all PetSmart locations in the United States and Canada (excluding PetSmart Groomery locations.)

Check out our huge list of chances to get a FREE picture with Santa in the Triangle !

The photo sessions with Santa at PetSmart will be available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on December 16 and 17, 2023. (Times might vary by location, however.)

Reservations are required and go quickly. Book your session now! If there are openings, walk-ins can get pictures, but there might not be.

Photos can be taken on personal device or on store device which will then be delivered via email.

Pets are welcome, in accordance to PetSmart’s pet policy. Pets must be leashed/secured, and vaccinated.

The following pets are welcome in PetSmart:

  • Domestic dogs and cats
  • Small animals and reptiles sold at PetSmart (including, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, gerbils, mice, rats, certain geckos, bearded dragons, specific types of snakes, specific types of frogs, certain types of birds)
  • Other non-venomous reptiles
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Pot-bellied pigs

There are many PetSmart locations in the Triangle, including:

  • 2550 Timber Drive, Garner, NC
  • 2800 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC
  • 2430 Walnut Street, Cary, NC
  • 265 Shenstone, Blvd, Garner, NC
  • 220 Hinton Oaks Blvd, Knightdale, NC
  • 8825 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC
  • 3101 Market Center Drive, Morrisville, NC
  • 8111 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC
  • 1031 Beaver Creek Commons, Apex, NC
  • 11835 Retail Drive, Wake Forest, NC
  • 991 East Broad Street, Fuquay Varina, NC
  • 3615 Witherspoon Blvd, Durham, NC
  • 1720 N. Pointe Drive, Durham, NC
  • 1285 N. Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC

So if you can’t make a reservation with one of them, try another.

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PetSmart is offering FREE photos of your pet with Santa again! Paws and Claus takes place at all PetSmart locations in the United States and Canada (excluding PetSmart Groomery locations.)

Here’s a big list of where to get pictures of your dog with Santa around Charlotte!

The photo sessions with Santa at PetSmart will be available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on December 16 and 17, 2023. (Times might vary by location, however.)

Reservations are required and go quickly. Book your session now! If there are openings, walk-ins can get pictures, but there might not be.

Photos can be taken on personal device or on store device which will then be delivered via email.

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Pets are welcome, in accordance to PetSmart’s pet policy. Pets must be leashed/secured, and vaccinated.

The following pets are welcome in PetSmart:

  • Domestic dogs and cats
  • Small animals and reptiles sold at PetSmart (including, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, gerbils, mice, rats, certain geckos, bearded dragons, specific types of snakes, specific types of frogs, certain types of birds)
  • Other non-venomous reptiles
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Pot-bellied pigs

If you can’t make a reservation at one PetSmart location, try another. There are many in the Charlotte area:

  • 10245 Perimeter Parkway, Charlotte, NC (Northlake Mall area)
  • 8150 Ikea Blvd, Charlotte, NC
  • 6070 Bayfield Parkway, Concord, NC
  • 206 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC
  • 8301 Magnolia Estates Drive, Cornelius, NC
  • 5401 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC
  • 9905 E. Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC
  • 9515 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC
  • 3698 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC
  • 590-g River Hwy, Mooresville, NC
  • 14137 Rivergate Parkway, Charlotte, NC
  • 9911 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC
  • 6420 Weddington Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel, NC
  • 2875 West Highway 74, Monroe, NC
  • 1623 E Main Street, Lincolnton, NC
  • 1110 Hospitality Drive, Rock Hill, SC

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After the virtual vs. in-store Santa debate of 2020 , Santa is back this year at pet goods retailer PetSmart for Santa Photo Days with pets.

Roughly 1,600 PetSmart stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are offering free photo sessions with Santa on select dates in December from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can book a reservation on the PetSmart website, and there’s also a virtual component.

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Santa Photo Days is also an opportunity for PetSmart to push its Merry and Bright collection “to spoil [pets] and bring them in on the celebration.” That, of course, is for pet parents who missed an opportunity to get matching custom-made sweaters earlier this month.

PetSmart’s Merry and Bright collection includes all the trappings of human celebrations, including red fair isle pet pajamas, a light-up costume for dogs and cats and an ugly holiday reptile sweater.

In addition to apparel, it includes Advent calendars and “festive toys and treats,” such as gingerbread cookie decorating kit dog treats and a hot chocolate plush squeaker.

It’s not the first time the retailer has played holiday dress-up. PetSmart released a Snapchat Lens earlier this year to help pet parents virtually dress their pets up for Easter.

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Your howl iday card could even win you a trip to Universal Studios.

The holidays are all about spending time with your loved ones, including the four-legged members of your family — aka your dogs. Some ways that people are including their pups into their seasonal celebrations this year include opening dog treat Advent calendars or dressing them up in adorably festive sweaters. Plus, PetSmart’s free Santa photos for dogs this December will ensure your fur baby gets the perfect howl iday card photo.

PetSmart is a great go-to when shopping for presents for your furry bestie. Their Merry & Bright Collection is full of gift ideas for every pet on your shopping list, and includes everything from dog treats for your pup to ugly Christmas sweaters for cats, holiday cacti for reptiles, and even a mini holiday charcuterie board for any guinea pigs you know. Aside from shopping for your pet online, PetSmart is also offering free Santa Photo Days for dogs in stores.

These photos are perfect if you send out holiday cards each year to your friends and family members. Instead of trying to set up the perfect shot at home and wrangling your pets into the frame, PetSmart can take the photo for you. Having Santa there is just a festive bonus! The catch is you have to register for your photoshoot, and here’s how to book a free Santa photo at PetSmart now.

How To Book A Free Photo With Santa At PetSmart

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Bookings are available for all PetSmart shops in the U.S. on select dates. When making your reservation, you’ll have to choose between the weekends of Dec. 10 and 11, or Dec. 17 and 18. A reservation is required if you want to take your pic with Santa, so don’t just show up one of those weekends without one.

These special photos with Santa can be taken on your personal camera or PetSmart will snap a photo for you and send it via email. To book your time, just got to PetSmart and search for your local store by entering in your zip code. Once you click “book now,” you’ll see a list of time slots to choose from for all four dates. The time slots are in five minute increments, so these photos will be fairly quick.

After finding a time that works for you, you’ll need to enter your booking information, which is just your name and email address. You can also opt to have your booking confirmation sent to your phone.

How To Get The Best Photo Of Your Dog

A woman gets her dog ready for a free Santa photo at PetSmart with a holiday dog sweater.

Some dogs are naturally photogenic, while others struggle to sit still long enough for one snap. Luckily for the latter, PetSmart has a few tips for how to get the best holiday photo of your pup. Step one, of course, is to dress the part. Make sure your pet is wearing a great holiday dog sweater so they look dapper standing next to Santa.

You may also want to get a squeaker toy or some treats to make sure they know where to look and at the camera. The treats can also be used to reward them after their photoshoot, because you know they deserve it. You might also want to take them around PetSmart before the shoot to not only get all that excited energy out, but to also look for some treats they may be interested in. If you’re a part of PetSmart’s Treats Loyalty Program, you’ll also receive three times the Treats points on purchases you make the day of your appointment. Going off this last tip, be sure to show up for your Santa photo a little before your reservation time.

You’ll also want to make sure to share your Santa photo online afterwards. PetSmart has a #ShareTheJoy contest going on right now until Dec. 18. You just need to post a holiday photo or video of your pet to Insta with the tags #ShareTheJoy and #Contest in the caption and tag @PetSmart as well. The winner will get a four-day, three-night trip to Universal Studios Hollywood for free, which means you can check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter IRL. You’ll also get 200,000 Treats points, which are equivalent to $500 that you can use at PetSmart.

Five runner-ups will also win 100,000 Treats points — aka $250 — that they can use on things like food and toys at PetSmart, while six other people will be chosen at random to get a month of Hill’s pet food for free. Basically, it pays to book a photo with Santa for your dog this year, so it’s a win-win.

This article was originally published on 12.09.22

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PHOENIX , Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Claus is making an extra-special stop at  PetSmart  stores nationwide to pose for a photo with every pet on the "nice" list. On Dec. 16-17 , pet parents can cherish the season and capture a photo of their pet 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 to book an appointment, pet parents can visit www.petsmart.com/santa-photo-days.html .

Helping Pets Strike a Pose for Tree-mendous Holiday Photos The PetSmart salon  can help pets look their best before the Paws & Claus 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 are photo ready. And to help pets sleigh their holiday photos, PetSmart training expert Jodie Havens , CPDT-KSA, shares four tips to ensure yule be s-mitten with the final result:

Create a festive look : Make sure pets put their best paw forward by selecting an outfit or accessories to complement their photo with Santa, like a holiday striped hat and scarf for cats and dogs ,   snowman costume for reptiles or a Christmas tree ugly holiday sweater for small pets .

Jingle out the holiday jitters : Help pets expend extra energy by playing at home or walking through the PetSmart aisles before their appointment to capture their beautiful – and calm – smile.

Capture their attention : Create a picture-perfect moment by using an eye-catching  holiday-themed toy or making noises, such as calling a pet's name, to ensure they are looking at the camera during their time with Santa.

Have treats on hand : Ensure a paw-sitive experience by rewarding pets with special holiday snacks like  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 additional treats.

Once they've been primped and photographed, pet parents can turn the image into a keepsake. PetSmart Treats Rewards members can receive a photo book gift from Mixbook*. Members will receive a promo code for Mixbook via email after the event so they can start creating their photo book to forever cherish the memory. 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 on the free pet photos with Santa event and PetSmart's holiday shop, visit  PetSmart.com .

* 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 the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart's passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so together they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart operates more than 1,670 pet stores in the United States , Canada and Puerto Rico , as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel ®  dog and cat boarding facilities. We provide a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, 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 possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated over 10 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.

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Our pets deserve to be in on all the holiday celebrations! These furry friends give us love, joy and devotion.

To get your pets into the holiday spirit, PetSmart has set up its annual Paws & Claus event on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17. What could be more adorable than having your beloved pet pose with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick? We all know our best boys and girls are on Santa’s nice list, so why not capture a holiday photo to commemorate the achievement?

MORE: The best Christmas presents for every dog on your list

To secure your spot on Santa’s photo shoot list, reserve your spot ahead of time. PetSmart’s website says walk-ins are welcome; however, pets with reservations take priority. This is a popular event, so we highly recommend going online to make your reservation ASAP.

You can visit the official PetSmart Paws & Claus website to make your reservation. Enter your ZIP Code to find the closest PetSmart location hosting the event. Then, choose your store and the day you want to bring your pets. Finally, select your time slot, and you’re good to go! All that’s left is to get your pet ready to meet Santa!

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When you and your pet arrive for PetSmart’s Paws & Claus event, you can have the photo taken by on-site photographers who will email your photo. If you’d like, snap some pictures with your own camera or smartphone.

In addition to the free photo, PetSmart Treat members will receive a bonus 3X Treat points for attending the event. Also, event guests will receive a promotional code for a Free Mixbook Photo Book. The free promotional code is valid until Dec. 31 at 11:50 p.m. PT.

Finally, PetSmart will offer Paws & Claus guests $10 off a $20 or more purchase for an in-store purchase using Afterpay. Customers must download the AfterPay app and use the Promo code PETSMARTSANTA10 to get the deal, which is only valid on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17.

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PHOENIX , Dec. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — To get pets in the holiday spirit, PetSmart is hosting Santa Photo Days where pet parents can get a free picture of their pet with Saint Nick himself. All PetSmart stores across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are offering the photo events Dec. 11-12 and 18-19 between noon – 3 p.m. local time. Pet parents can find a local Santa Photo Days event and book a reservation at PetSmart.com/SantaBooking.

Pet parents can get a free photos of their pet with Santa Clause on Dec. 11-12 and 18-19 between noon – 3 p.m. local time at all PetSmart stores across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico

Holiday Pet Photo Contest For those interested in participating in holiday photos virtually, PetSmart is also hosting the #SantaAtPetSmart contest on social media, giving 30 grand prize winners a chance to win a year’s supply of premium Hill’s® Science Diet® pet food. Participants will be entered in a weekly drawing by posting a photo or video of at least one pet with a holiday component on their public Instagram or Twitter, mentioning @PetSmart and using the hashtags #SantaAtPetSmart and #Contest*. Find more information at petsmart.com/SantaPhotoDaysContest.

2021 Merry & Bright Collection PetSmart is helping pets get photo and holiday ready with the 2021 Merry & Bright collection, now available online and in stores. This year’s holiday collection gives pet parents all kinds of ways to spoil their pet and bring them in on the celebration, including advent calendars, matching sweaters and tons of festive toys and treats for all pet members of the family.

For feline and canine companions, PetSmart has festive advent calendars, toys and treats like the Merry & Bright™ DIY Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Kit and the Merry & Bright™ Holiday Red & Green Stocking Stuffers Cat Toy. The new collection includes gift sets like this Merry & Bright™ Red Star Cuddler Bed & Blanket and fun toys like the Merry & Bright™ Holiday Hot Chocolate Dog Toy.

PetSmart can also help pet parents get their pets ready for gatherings and family photos with new holiday apparel including the Merry & Bright™ Holiday Family Photo Red Fair Isle Pet Pajamas and Merry & Bright™ Holiday Lights Light-Up Dog & Cat Costume. Small pets like guinea pigs and rabbits can also get in on the holiday cheer with the Merry & Bright™ Festive Fluff Small Pet Holiday Pajamas or Merry & Bright™ Santa Small Pet Holiday Costume.

Even scaly family members like bearded dragons can get sweaters and costumes as the collection offers items like the Merry & Bright™ Ugly Sweater Reptile Sweater, while pet parents deck the halls of their fish’s aquarium with the Merry & Bright™ Santa Claws Aquarium Ornament or Merry & Bright™ Christmas Truck Aquarium Ornament.

For more information on holiday gifts and items, including the new Merry & Bright collection and Santa Photo Days, visit PetSmart.com.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Santa Photo Days Contest is sponsored by PetSmart LLC. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico , who are 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, as of the date of entry, & as of 12/02/21, possess a web-enabled mobile device. Begins at 12:00 a.m. PT on 12/04/21 & ends 11:59 p.m. PT on 12/24/21. Void where prohibited by law. Prize restrictions apply. For complete Official Rules, visit petsmart.com/SantaPhotoDaysContest.

About PetSmart ® PetSmart LLC is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart operates approximately 1,650 pet stores in the United States , Canada and Puerto Rico , as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, 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 possible of finding a forever home.

Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 9.5 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.

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