We know from personal experience: dog holiday cards are an instant hit among your friends, family and coworkers. Obviously. Dogs are just naturally more photogenic and better liked than humans.
The only obstacle to having your dog star in your Christmas card is getting him to sit still for the picture.
But with a handful of holiday-themed dog photobooths set up around the city, you don’t have to be the art director. Just bring your pooch and let the pros handle it.
Sat. Dec. 17
12 p.m.-3 p.m.
While last Saturday was SantaCon, this Saturday is the inaugural PuppyCon, a clear upgrade. Pups dressed in Santa outfits will congregate at Turnstyle, the underground marketplace at Columbus Circle, where they can lap up non-alcoholicBowser Beer before making their way over to Dog&Cofor a photo with Santa. The $5 donation goes towards Dog & Co’s rescue team. Humans are encouraged to dress as Santa as well; Kelso beer will be provided for them.
Photos with Santa
Sat., Dec. 17
This Sat. afternoon, bring your pooch over to your local Petco for a photo opp with Santa. The $9.95 donation will benefit the Petco Foundation’sAll for Holiday Homesfundraising campaign for dog and cat adoption.
If Santa’s not your guy, but you still want a festive photo of Fido, check out this second annual event at Ruff Club, a dog-friendly social club in the East Village. You and your dog are both encouraged to dress in ugly sweaters. Activities include decorating dog treats, a photo booth with props and the main event: an Ugly Sweater contest at 3:30 p.m. All proceeds go towards Animal Haven Shelter; buy tickets here.