This holiday season you can give yourself a gift without feeling guilty.
This weekend there are three opportunities to get a framed photo of your pet with Santa. It will be something you'll want to pull out every Christmas, and the photo sessions all benefit rescued animals.
On Saturday PetSmart, 4425 14th Street W, will host pet photos with Santa Claws. Photo sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and again on Dec. 15 and 16. All pets are welcome.
Photos are $9.95 each with your PetSmart PetPerks Card. For each photo purchased $5 will go to benefit Gulf Shore Animal League in their effort to help make Manatee County a No Kill community through their spay/neuter and TNR programs.
Manatee Veterinary Clinic, 3607 Manatee Ave. W., is hosting Santa Claus on Saturday for professional photos by Cruz Portrait Design. Make your reservations now for the portrait sitting to benefit Manatee County's No Kill Efforts. The $25 sitting fee goes directly to Manatee County No Kill.
Majical Miniatures is also hosting a pet portraiture event on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Professional pet photographer Tanya Sharkey will capture the spirit of Christmas and your pet's personality at Pets Plus, 943 US Hwy 301 in Parrish.
The $20 sitting fee will go directly to benefit Majical Miniatures, a non-profit animal sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates wild, exotic and farm animals.