PETCO Celebrates the Season by Offering Free Pet Photos With Santa

Nov 30, 2009, 15:20 ET from PETCO

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether they've been naughty or nice this year, pets will have the chance to sit on Santa's lap and have their photo taken for free at PETCO stores nationwide Saturday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"It's the season of giving and what better gift to give than a photo of perhaps the most cherished member of your family, your pet?" said Elisabeth Charles, Chief Marketing Officer for PETCO. "PETCO has put together a great selection of seasonal gifts for pets and their parents that will make shopping fun and easy this holiday. Giving our customers a free pet photo with Santa is our way of making their holiday even more special."

Looking to primp and preen your pet before their photo-shoot? For the month of December, PETCO is featuring holiday inspired spa grooming packages using the scent of sugar cookies. PETCO customers will also find a delightful array of pet and pet-parent friendly gifts to choose from while waiting for their photos, including candy-cane shaped raw-hide and dog and cat toys shaped like Santa himself. In addition, customers who make a purchase of $50 or more through Christmas will receive a 10% off coupon valid for redemption December 26 through January 2.

Any purchase made on December 5 along with a PALS loyalty program membership will qualify customers to receive their free pet photo, one photo per household while supplies last. Not available to have a photo taken on December 5? No worries. PETCO offers photos with Santa on December 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all stores nationwide for $8.95 plus tax with $5 from each photo purchased donated to the PETCO Foundation to help animals in need at local animal shelters.

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PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate more than 1000 stores in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised more than $55 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the foundation, we work with and support more than 6,200 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.