What is Santa Paws?

From cozy gatherings to cherished traditions, this time of year is all about warmth and cheer. Among these beloved traditions is a unique and heartwarming event hosted by Designer Smiles by Benton, known as Santa Paws! Blending the festive spirit with a love for our furry companions, this event not only celebrates the season but also embodies the spirit of giving, as we’ll see in the story of its inception.

The Genesis of Santa Paws

Santa Paws was born out of a desire to capture the holiday spirit in a way that includes our beloved animal companions, recognizing them as integral parts of our families. It quickly turned into an opportunity to give back to the community, specifically to aid local animal shelters. While four-legged friends got their photo taken with Santa, donations were able to help animals in need. Let’s explore what Designer Smiles by Benton has in store for pet owners and their furry friends this season!

Event Details

Designer Smiles by Benton meticulously organizes the Santa Paws event, ensuring a memorable experience for both pets and their owners:

  • Mark your calendars for: Thursday, December 7th, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • Join us at: 90 Larry Gardner Drive, Anniston, AL 36207, for an evening filled with festive fun.
  • Booking Your Spot: Secure a 15-minute time slot for your pet through our website, making it easy and convenient.
  • Pet Policy: Each photo session can include up to two pets.

This year’s event promises to be a seamless blend of holiday cheer and pet-friendly fun. But Santa Paws is more than just photos; it’s a mission to support those in need. Let’s move on to how this event supports local shelters!

Supporting Local Shelters: A Core Mission

At the heart of Santa Paws lies Designer Smiles by Benton’s commitment to giving back to the community, specifically to local animal shelters:

  • Supply Donation Requirement: To participate in the photo session, attendees are asked to contribute to our supply drive that helps animals in need.
  • Requested Supplies:
    • Wet and dry cat and dog food
    • Pet toys and treats
    • Cat litter, blankets, and essential cleaning supplies like multipurpose cleaner, bleach, and dish soap
    • General maintenance items such as brooms, mops, trash bags, and toilet paper

These donations play a crucial role in supporting Teddy’s friends and other animals cared for by local shelters. This act of kindness helps ensure they have the necessary resources for their well-being. As we reflect on the impact of these contributions, let’s turn our attention to the additional attractions that make Santa Paws 2023 an event to remember.

What is Santa Paws?

Additional Joys at Santa Paws

Santa Paws is more than just a photo op. Join us for a festive experience with these additional treats:

  • Puppuccino Station: A special treat for our four-legged guests to enjoy a little extra pampering.
  • Complimentary Hot Cocoa from Fervently Grounded: Indulge in our rich hot cocoa or explore the delightful array of specialty coffees available for sale.
  • Doggy Treats from Ulti Mutt Bakery: A selection of delicious, homemade treats available for purchase, sure to delight any canine companion.

These thoughtful touches enhance the festive atmosphere, making the event a joyous occasion for everyone! 

How to Participate

Getting involved in the Santa Paws 2023 event at Designer Smiles by Benton is straightforward and fun. Here’s how:

  1. Book Your Time Slot: Visit the Designer Smiles by Benton website to reserve a 15-minute photo session for your pet with Santa. Booking in advance ensures you won’t miss out!
  2. Prepare Your Donation: Gather the items you’d like to donate from the list of needed supplies. Remember, your contributions make a significant difference to local shelters!
  3. Day of the Event: Arrive at 90 Larry Gardner Drive, Anniston, AL 36207, with your pet(s) and your donation. Don’t forget to dress your furry friends in their holiday best if you wish!
  4. Enjoy the Experience: Enjoy the various attractions, from the puppuccino station to the delicious offerings of Fervently Grounded and Ulti Mutt Bakery. It’s a great opportunity to socialize and share in the holiday spirit with fellow pet lovers.

By participating in Santa Paws, not only will you be creating lasting holiday memories with your pet, but you’ll also be contributing to a worthy cause. 

What is Santa Paws?

Creating Memories, Making a Difference

By bringing together pet lovers for a cause, Santa Paws highlights the compassionate spirit that thrives in our community. The smiles captured in photos, the wagging tails at the puppuccino station, and the heartfelt donations all contribute to making a difference in the lives of many pets in need. As all of us at Designer Smiles by Benton look forward to this year’s event, we’re reminded of the true essence of the holiday season – giving, sharing, and celebrating together. 

Join us at Santa Paws 2023 to create new memories, spread cheer, and support our furry friends, who bring so much joy into our lives!