Many of us consider our pets as our family members, too. If you’re looking for a place to take your holiday photo where you can include your furry best friend, here is a list of places around Kelowna to see Santa Paws. You’ll also be helping animals in need as all the pet-friendly photo sessions with Santa listed below are also fundraisers for local animal rescue societies.

Here is the list in order of upcoming dates:

Bosley’s Kelowna on Lakeshore Road

On Saturday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Santa will be at the Bosley’s Lakeshore Road location for photos to raise money for the Okanagan Cat Coalition. Donations of $10 or more are requested.

Bosley’s in Glenmore          

Bring the whole family down for a photo with Santa Paws on Sunday, November 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers are asking for a minimum $10 donation; the money will go to the Okanagan Cat Coalition.

Bark n’ Fly Dog Daycare

The 6th Annual Pet Pictures with Santa will be happening at Bark n’ Fly Dog Daycare on Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.with all proceeds going to Paws it Forward Dog Rescue. A minimum $15 donation will get you a digital copy of your photo sent to your email.

Buckerfields: West Kelowna and Kelowna Locations

Both Buckerfields locations in the Kelowna area will be hosting Pet Photos with Santa this year on Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photos will be by donation and proceeds will go to the Okanagan Humane Society.

Cowboy Town on Pioneer Road in Kelowna

Get a digital photo of your whole family with Santa Paws on Sunday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two photographers will be on location, as well as a groomer for nail trimming. There will also be a bake sale for humans and pets. The event is by donation with all proceeds going to the Kelowna SPCA.

Bosley’s in Lake Country

Santa will be visiting Bosley’s in Lake Country twice this year. Pet photos with Santa will be taken on Thursday, November 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A minimum $5 donation to the Okanagan Humane Society will get you a photo.

Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital

Every year, Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital in West Kelowna hosts a fundraiser for the SPCA during the holiday season. This year Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for photos with your pets on Saturday, December 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Photos will be taken by donation.

Total Pet

Bring your furry friend’s Christmas wish list to Santa at Total Pet on Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photos will be available for a minimum $5 donation to the Alley Cats Alliance. There will also be a draw for a gift card. Appointments are not required but are recommended; book your spot by calling (250) 860-4517.


Wesla Wong & Duane English
Wesla Wong & Duane English are meteorologists based in Kelowna. When not looking at weather charts, you will find the couple skiing, playing music or hiking with their dogs - enjoying everything that the Okanagan has to offer.