We love our pets in Australia. Sometimes we love our pets more than our kids. Heck, some of us have foregone the whole ‘children’ thing for a furry friend and called it a day. No regrets.

In all seriousness, the world’s next greatest thing, coming just after sliced bread, is your dog or cat sitting with the holly jolly man himself. Wondering where you can get your pet paw-trait taken? Here’s a guide to the best spots around Brisbane for Santa photos with pets!

Santa’s Little Helpaws, Central Brisbane

Throwing awkward family Christmas photos to the wind, Hotel Jen Brisbane, Mobile Pet Groomers and Animal Welfare League Queensland are giving your furry friend the chance to shine. Get down to their Santa’s Little Helpaw’s event to pamper your pet at a touch up station, ensuring they are ready for their Christmas close up with Santa to raise funds and awareness for the Animal Welfare League.

Where: Hotel Jen Brisbane, 159 Roma St, Brisbane.
When: Saturday 5th of December, 10:00am – 3:00pm.
For more information click here.

Westfield Chermside

Santa will be visiting Westfield Chermside this month and all dogs and their owners are invited to come along and have their photo taken with Santa himself!

Where: Westfield Chermside, Gympie Rd & Hamilton Road, Chermside.
When: Sunday 6th of December, 8:00am – 9:00am.
For more information click here.

Petbarn, Jindalee Home Centre

Petbarn is hosting Santa to take some photos with your pets this Saturday! if you’re one of the first 150 photos of the day, you’ll receive a free gift! They, however, would like to make certain only to bring dogs, cats and small non-venomous pets. Also BYO pet waste bags!

Where: Petbarn, 34 Goggs Rd, Jindalee.
When: Saturday 5th of December, 10:00am – 1:00pm.
For more information click here.

Orion Springfield Central

Come create some purrfect memories with your fluffy companions and catch a snap with Santa!

Where: Unit 4/22 Alexandra Plc, Murrarie.
When: Monday 7 December, Monday 14 December, Monday 21 December, 5.00pm – 8.00pm.
For more information click here.

Westfield Garden City

Take your furry felines and feathered friends to Santa’s workshop this month for a holiday photo at Westfield Garden City.
Where: Logan Rd & Kessels Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122
When: Sunday 6 December 8am – 9:30am
For more information click here.