It’s a brilliant one for the family album.
This weekend you can bring your dog for a very special visit to Santa’s grotto, all while raising funds for the CSPCA Mahon.
On Saturday, December 14th (10am – 2pm) and Sunday, December 16th (10am – 5pm), don your most festive doggie jumpers and drop by Petstop on the Kinsale Road for a Christmas portrait featuring your dog and Santa Paws himself.
Took my dogs to take their yearly christmas photos. It’s really hard when you have one super photogenic dog and one dog having an existential crisis. pic.twitter.com/4gUyIsB5OJ
— laurenn (@laurenncarterr) December 7, 2019
There’ll be plenty of treats for canines and their human companions alike and a professional photographer from Symphoto Pet Photography will snap your portrait for a €5 donation, emailing the photos to your email address later in the week.
Support Cork’s shelters
“As with all rescues, this is sadly the time of year where pounds get full as people get rid of their elderly dogs to make way for a puppy for Christmas.” volunteer Susie Jones told Yay Cork.
“Then come April, once the puppy is fully grown and has lost its cuteness and has eaten the legs off the kitchen table, the pounds and shelters once again find themselves full.”
The fundraiser will help keep the shelter operating throughout Christmas.
If you’re filling your pet’s Christmas stocking this weekend there’ll be homemade items for sale including treats and cute bandanas (more details here) and you can also bring along a gift for an abandoned animal to enjoy at the shelter over Christmas and drop it off with a charity volunteer at Petstop on the day.