Santa will be pulling up his sleigh at PetSmart® stores nationwide to spread holiday cheer and pose for photos with pets during the company’s annual Santa Claws Photo Event. Whether they have fur, feathers or scales, companion pets are welcome. Pet parents are asked to bring their own cameras to snap their pet’s photos with Santa in front of a special holiday photo backdrop and then make a $5 donation which will go entirely to participating local animal-welfare organizations.
Last year the Santa Claws Photo Event raised $770,225 for more than 2,300 animal welfare groups and this is the 28th year that PetSmart has held the event.
Pics for a Cause: Pet parents can do even more goodwill for homeless pets when they share their pet’s holiday photos on Instagram and tag @PetSmart using #SantaClaws. For each photo posted between Dec. 1 and 15, Purina® Pro Plan® will donate $10 to PetSmart Charities, Inc. in the United States – up to $25,000 – to help homeless pets this holiday season.