Santa Claws is coming to town!


Things are starting to get busy for Jolly Ole Saint Nick, who’s recently launched a frenzied schedule of appearances across the state (check out our Trail of Holiday Lights brochure for details about some of the stops he’ll be making). But Santa wouldn’t dream of coming to Arkansas without making time for our furry, four-legged family members, so he’s set aside some lap-time for our Labradoodles and Lhasa Apsos, and even our long-haired Persian cats. Here’s a quick rundown of Central Arkansas locations where you can get your precious pets photographed with Santa.

k9-christmas-07 254Paws with Santa ClausStarting this coming weekend, November 18-19, CARE for Animals will host four photo sessions at Cammack Village City Hall in Little Rock. A $20 donation to CARE gets you a professional 5×7 print, and there are greeting card packages available as well. What’s more, the photographers have agreed to donate 10% of their sales to CARE. Sessions will take place Saturdays November 18 and December 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays November 19 and December 3 from noon to 5 p.m.

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At the Park Plaza Mall in midtown Little Rock, the resident Santa will have special pet photo sessions on Mondays November 20 and 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Photo packages range in price from $24.99 to $49.99; all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

humanesocietyxmas06_0376Rock City Rescue will host Photos with Santa Paws at Hollywood Feed in North Little Rock on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 2  p.m. Unlike most other pet photo opportunities, this one is open to dogs, cats and “other well-mannered pets”—so if you’ve got a friendly ferret who’s really full of Christmas spirit, this is the pet photo opportunity for you! $15 gets you a link to digital files that you may download and use however you like.


Just Dogs! Gourmet in West Little Rock will hold pet photo sessions to benefit the Humane Society of Pulaski County on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 3 from noon to 5 p.m. Photo packages start at $15 for one 5×7 print, and all proceeds go to support local shelter animals in need.

Finally, on Sunday, December 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Outlets of Little Rock will host a FREE pet photo night with Santa Paws. This special session will take place near the food pavilion; please note that pets must be on-leash or in a carrier and will not be allowed anywhere in the mall outside of the designated area.