This weekend “Santa Paws” is coming to town! Or at least he’s coming to Hotel Alexis in Seattle to bring holiday cheer for local pets and their owners. This festive event is part of The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundations‘ annual holiday fundraiser, with proceeds going towards the Foundation’s existing programs, and their future endeavors. Bring your pooch (or kitty or critter) to the main lobby of the hotel this Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m along with a $15 donation that will get you a digital photo and that warm, fuzzy feeling of giving.
And if you can’t make it to The Alexis you can still make a donation here to the Foundation. You can also call 206.386.PETS for more information about donations and adoptions.

We’ve also received word about a couple of other events happening around the country. In New York City Tinsel & Tails Holiday Tastetacular, an event benefiting NYC’s homeless animals is happening Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Visit their website for more information—delicious food for you and the pup, costume contests, pup-parazzi photos and more! There’s also an exciting event happening at the grand opening of Banfield Pet Hospital and PetSmart of West Los Angeles on Saturday, December 15th. Bring your pooch and enter the “Santa’s Next Reindeer Contest” (judged by none other than Brian Baumgartner from The Office). Winning means a free year of preventive veterinary care and the privilege of being featured on the holiday card, with Kevin Malone of course. More information here.

We know there are a ton of other exciting animal events going on this holiday season. Please feel free to leave any information about those in the comments—we especially love events that benefit amazing organizations and shelters.
Happy holiday season!