For more than five years, Mesa Mall has provided visits with Santa Claus to our furry friends in their Pet Pics With Santa event.
Organizers say this year marked the biggest turnout in the event’s history, letting people bring their dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other family pets into the mall for photo opportunities.
Time was limited to just an hour and a half Sunday evening, as dozens of pet parents lined up with their very well behaved pets.
Santa visitors say this is always the perfect opportunity to include everyone in their family Christmas cards.
“Never got a chance to get out and get a really good picture of him, so this was a chance for him to get some pictures so I can send to family,” said Santa visitor David Miller.
“He’s considered a fur family member, so it’s really important for him to also experience Santa,” said Santa visitor Robin Rose.
“We actually put off coming to see Santa just so that we could come bring all the dogs,” said Santa visitor Amanda Rogers.
Pet Pics with Santa is made possible by Chow Down Pet Supplies.
Mesa Mall says families and their pets can look forward to next year, as they plan to bring the pet photos with Santa event back for another round during the holiday season.