16 places you can get a Santa Claus photo with your dog in Metro Vancouver


It’s the most magical time of the year and many people are hunting for the perfect place to take a festive photo of their furry best friend with Santa.

With that in mind, there are a number of places to get a jolly photo of your pooch, but not all of them offer the same things. Moreover, not all places accept all types of pets. So, don’t try to take your turtle or alpaca just anywhere – have a look at our comprehensive list to ensure you find the perfect place to take your holiday photo.

Santa Claus smiles as he holds a dog / Shutterstock

Pet Photos with Santa Hosted by The BC SPCA 

“With the howlidays around the corner, the BC SPCA is once again hosting Pet Photos with Santa!” With that being said, don’t bring your “howler” in “leash-less” – all pooches require a leash or carrier. The funds will help support animals at your local BC SPCA branch.

  • Buckerfield’s Abbotsford (Abbotsford Branch)

When: November 24 from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 31852 Marshall Pl, Abbotsford
Cost: Minimum $10 donation

  • Minter Country Garden (Chilliwack Branch)

When: November 24 from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 31852 Marshall Pl, Abbotsford
Cost: Minimum $10 donation, $20 for a tax receipt

  • BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch

When: December 1 & December 2 from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: 10235 Jackson Rd, Maple Ridge
Cost: Minimum $10 donation

  • Bosley’s by Pet Valu Squamish (Sea to Sky Branch)

When: December 1 from 11 am to 3 pm & December 2 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 1200 Hunter Pl, Squamish
Cost: $20

  • Fairy Tails Doggy Day Care (Burnaby Branch)

When: December 2 from 12 to 4 pm
Where: 5610 Goring Street, Burnaby
Cost: $20

  • BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre

When: December 2 from 12 to 4:30 pm & Drop In Hour: 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: #1-2565 Barnet Highway Coquitlam
Cost:Minimum $20 donation per session.

  •  BC SPCA West Vancouver Branch

When: December 9 from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 1020 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Cost: $10 donation

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Paws & Mr Claus at Oakridge 

Paws and Claus is back by “pupular” demand at Vancouver’s Oakridge Mall. The festive event welcomes your furry companions for an merry photoshoot with Santa. This promotion is only available to cats (in carriers) and dogs (on leashes). Park at the Southwest Entrance to the mall (by Peninsula Restaurant). Pets are only permitted in Santa’s designated photo area.

When:– Sunday, November 18 & 25: 6 pm – 8 pm; Monday, November 19 & 26: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Oakridge – 650 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
CostPrices and packages


Enjoy Santa pictures with your pet on Sunday, December 9 on a beautiful stage set up and professional photographer. All proceeds go toward helping save more dogs in 2019, and there will be a SPIN-TO-WIN wheel where every donation wins a prize. Further, this awesome in-store event does not discriminate: bring your dog, cat, bird, fish, turtle, lizard, rat, snake, hamster or whatever your animal companion may be.

When:Sunday, December 9 at 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Pets-N-Us – 1302A 56 St, Delta (Tsawwassen)
Cost: By donation

Pet Food N More Stores

Photos are by donation only, with all proceeds going directly to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Saturday, Dec. 1 in Coquitlam at Sunwood Plaza
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2 in Surrey at Newton Village
Saturday, Dec.8 in North Vancouver at Park & Tilford
Saturday and Sunday Dec. 8-9 in Vancouver at Oak and 16th
Saturday, Dec. 15  in Vancouver at 10th and Alma
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16 in Maple Ridge at Westgate Centre
Sunday, Dec. 16 in Richmond at Garden City