35th Annual Santa Paws

Holiday Portrait Fundraiser

Call 320.252.0896 to schedule your portrait session TODAY!

Thursday, November 19 - Friday, November 20 - Saturday, November 21 - Sunday, November 22

The holiday tradition is back – with a few changes due to COVID-19.

Tri-County Humane Society’s Santa Paws will run Nov. 19-22; it’s an expanded session because we want to allow for more time for sanitation in between photo sessions. We’re also going to respectfully ask guests to wait in their vehicles until one of our elves (volunteers) comes to bring them into the building.

The event will take place at the TCHS Training Facility, right next to our new, expanded shelter. (This is the same location it has been for the past several years.)

For $50 you will receive a five-minute photo session and five professional portraits with full reproduction rights; yes, just in time to get your holiday cards and gifts ordered. And the best part? You help animals in need at the same time. Pets are welcome in your photos, of course.

Unfortunately, due to social distancing guidelines, Santa is unavailable to be in photos this year. (If little ones want to bring him notes or “wish lists,” we can make sure he gets them.) Masks must be worn until time of photos for everyone’s safety. (Yes, all the volunteers will wear masks, too.)  

We are also working on one of our most beautiful backgrounds ever this year. Here’s a Christmas song hint: “(Blank) Bells.”

“We’re really excited to be able to do Santa Paws this year,” Special Events Coordinator Angela Mundis said. “We know it’s a major part of many Central Minnesotans’ holiday traditions, and this is the first in-person TCHS fundraising event we’ve done since COVID. We’re making every effort to make this as safe as possible yet still raise much-needed money.”

In 2019, TCHS raised about $8,500 for the shelter through Santa Paws.

“We know COVID presents challenges to our fundraising events, but our friends always step up to help,” Mundis said. “We’re hoping to see many friendly, masked faces!”

 

 

Our Generous Sponsors:

Santa Paws at a Glance:

Available Sessions:

Thursday, Nov. 19 - 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 20 - 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 21 - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday, Nov. 22 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sessions fill quickly! Call 320-252-0896 to reserve your spot now!


$50.00 Portrait Fee Includes:

5 Minute Portrait Session 

5 Portraits on a flash drive

Full Reproducing/Sharing Rights


Where?

The event will take place at the TCHS Training Facility, right next to our new, expanded shelter. (This is the same location it has been for the past several years.)


COVID-19 Precautions

Masks are required until time of portraits. No walk-ins.

Questions? Reach Special Events Coordinator Angela Mundis at events@tricountyhumanesociety.org.