Santa is in town, and although there are numerous places to get photos with Santa, I have compiled a list that allows for you to bring your furry friends to experience the magic of Santa as well! After all, pets are a part of our family, and they too deserve to have their photos taken with Santa Paws. So, put on your furry friend’s favorite Christmas sweater or accessory and get ready to make this holiday season a memorable one.
Hound About Town – 17 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City
Santa Paws is coming to Hound About Town! Bring your cats and dogs to the Hamilton Park location, 17 McWilliams Place, on December 12th from 12-3 PM to get their photos taken with Santa. You won’t want to miss out on this festive photo-op, especially for local Jersey City residents!
400 NJ-38, Moorestown
Family pet photos are available every Monday in Home Sense Court through December 20th from 11 AM to 8 PM. Santa will be taking a quick break between 3 PM and 4 PM. They require to sign a release before visiting Santa. Make sure to make your reservation here.
New Beginnings Animal Rescue
YMCA at 144 Tices Ln., East Brunswick
On Sunday, December 12th from 1 PM to 4 PM at the YMCA in East Brunswick, New Beginnings Animal Rescue will host a Holiday Market featuring “Pet Photos with Santa.” Photos are $10.00 each or two for $15.00, and proceeds will benefit the rescue animals. The Holiday Market has gifts and treats for pets and people too!
Paramus Park Mall
700 Paramus Park, Paramus
Visit Paramus Park for Pet Nights with Santa on December 13th and December 20th between 4– PM and 8 PM. Reservations are highly recommended, so please click here to book your visit today!
400 Mill Creek Dr., Secaucus
PetSmart will be hosting free photo days with Santa! Join any of the following three weekends – 12/4-12/5, 12/11-12/12, or 12/18-12/19 – from 12 PM to 3 PM at the nearest PetSmart location. To book your pet’s appointment with Santa, visit here. Please make sure you enter your zip code to find the location that provides pet photos with Santa.
Westfield Garden State Plaza
1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Santa is back at the Westfield Garden State Plaza now through December 24th. You can bring your furry friend on December 13th and December 20th between 4 PM and 8 PM for their close-ups with Santa. To select a date for your visit, click here.
Wigglebutt Dog Grooming
224 Lowande Ave., Green Brook
On Saturday, December 11th, from 9 AM to 5 PM, your furry friend can visit Santa Paws to get their picture taken and support the homeless animals of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter by donating. If interested, contact 732-718-7242 to book your 10-minute time slot.
1400 Willowbrook Blvd., Wayne
You can bring your furry friend on December 13th and December 20th between 4 PM and 8 PM to meet Santa Paws. To reserve your spot, click here.
250 Woodbridge Center Drive
Make a reservation with Santa on December 13th or December 20th between 4 PM and 8 PM at the Woodbridge Mall. Click here if you’re interested in securing your spot.
Things To Consider
Before you decide to take your pet to visit Santa, make sure to consider if this would be a good experience for your furry friend. Ask yourself how your pet is when in crowds, car rides, and how they are when in a new environment. How does your pet do when around strangers? Are they good around other animals? We want to make sure your pet is not stressed out or forced into a situation that will not be good for them. If your pet is nervous in new environments and visiting Santa would be an overwhelming experience, consider fun DIY Christmas photoshoot options in the comfort of your own home.