Malls to Take Fido in for Santa Pics!

Dogs, cats and pets of all kinds are gearing up to meet Saint Nick at several Southern California malls.

One of many malls allowing four-legged family members to take photos with Santa is The Oaks at Thousand Oaks.

Senior marketing manager Tish Cabezas says she wants all the furry pals to be included in the family fun.

“We love our furry family members, and Thousand Oaks has so many families with pets that are members of the family, so we wanted to accommodate that.” 

If you want to take your fur baby to visit the jolly big guy, check out the list of malls that will welcome them with open paws...I mean arms!

In the San Fernando Valley:

The Oaks: Santa Paws, a partnership with HGTV, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays – Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 – at the cable channel’s Santa HQ experience in the JCPenney Court. Photos are open to dogs and cats only, and no reservations are required, though pet owners can reserve a spot at 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 805-495-2032.

The Village at Westfield Topanga: As part of its Winter Nights extravaganza, dog owners can take their well-behaved pooches to sit for a photo with Saint Nick during the Santa Paws event at Healthy Spot from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. 818-594-8732.

In South Bay:

Del Amo Fashion Center: Well-behave pets are invited to “sit, stay and pose” for a photo with Santa at Macy’s Women’s Court, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Registration is encouraged. 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance. 310-542-8525.

South Bay Galleria: Open to furry friends, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. 310-371-7546.

At the OC:

Brea Mall: In the Center Court, pet owners can get Pet Photos with Santa from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Registration is encouraged. 1065 Brea Mall, Brea. 714-990-2732.

MainPlace Mall: Bring your dogs and cats to the Macy’s Court for pictures with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 714-547-7800.

In the Inland Empire:

Victoria Gardens: Santa Pet Photos is open to all pets, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 12. Line-up is in the center of the mall, near the Christmas tree and Santa’s house. 12505 N. Main St., Rancho Cucamonga. 909-463-2830.

Galleria at Tyler: Reserve a spot for your dog or cat to get a photo with Santa. Photos take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays, now through Dec. 11 at Forever 21 court. 1299 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside. 951-351-3110.

And finally, in the San Gabriel Valley:

Plaza West Covina: Paws with Claus Pet Photo Nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 11 at the Santa Set in the Center Court near Best Buy.112 Plaza Drive, West Covina. 626-960-8032.

The Shops at Montebello: Santa Pet Photos take place after the mall closes, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. (or until the last pet gets photographed) Sunday, Dec. 3. It mostly attracts dog owners, but it’s open to all pets. Last year a boy brought along his gecko. Registration is required so organizers know how many pets to expect. As Petitjean puts it, “we like to give treats to cats and dogs so we want to be prepared.” 2134 Montebello Town Center, Montebello. 323-722-8454.

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