Bring your pup for fun, holiday photos and support a great cause! The event is a fundraiser for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) It is planned to take photos outside in the parking lot of the main Alameda Animal Shelter (and is therefor weather dependent).

The $35 donation fee includes the sitting and a 4x6 print.

You will receive complimentary web resolution files and have the option to purchase additional prints, high res digital files and holiday cards online.

The backdrop changes each year and will be holiday festive!

Santa Paws will be available on Saturday and Sunday.

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines; Santa will sit with dogs and vaccinated people only.

Santa Paws at FAAS (Alameda)

Sat & Sun - November 13 & 14

$35 Fee Includes:
- 10 minute sitting
- 1 4x6 instant print (photographer's choice)
- Complimentary web res digitals
- The option to order high res files, prints & holiday cards online.

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Proceeds from this photo event benefit The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter.  The mission of Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is to shelter and care for abandoned companion animals, find them new homes, and to prevent animal cruelty through education and community programs.

Product Options

You will have the option to purchase prints, digitals and holiday cards through the online shop.

Standard Prints

Perhaps you want a few extra prints to share with family or friends. You can order professionally printed photographic prints.

Starts at $30

Greeting Cards

Create a unique holiday card!

Set of 25 with envelopes.

High Resolution Digitals

Fully retouched high resolution digital files for printing.

Starting at $35

Frequently Asked Questions

Can people be in the photo too?

A.Yes, Fully vaccinated attendees may remove face covering and sit near Santa. If you are not vaccinated please keep covering on or let Santa step out.

How many pets can be included?

A.We can include more than one pet in the sitting.

My dog is not very trained and I don't think he will sit still...

A.Santa can hold the leash or collar of your dog. Or you can be in the photo, too. This event will be held outdoors so safety will be first consideration.

Do I have to wear a mask?

A.We ask that all attendees wear a mask to the event for safety but if you can remove it while you are in photos. For Santa's safety, we ask that if you are not fully vaccinated you keep mask on or let Santa step out of the photo.

How many photos do I get?

A.The goal is to capture 3 final proofs and we will get try for as much variety as possible. You can join for a photo, with Santa, etc. You will receive one 4x6 print at the event and you will be able to download your web res digitals within one week of the event through the proof gallery.

My dog might afraid of Santa,..

A.We'll give your pup the chance to make friends with Santa (he's got some tasty treats) but if you pup is not comfortable, Santa can step out, you can step in.

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