Christmas came early this year for the dogs at Rover Oaks Pet Resort!  The animal-loving staff at Rover Oaks hosted their 9th annual “Doggie Pictures with Santa” event this past Saturday, November 9th. All of Rover Oaks’ clients, friends and pet owners in the community were invited to bring their dogs to pose for a picture with Santa Claus in a winter wonderland photo setup! All proceeds from the event were donated to local rescue group Shaggy Dog Rescue.

The event started on Saturday morning, and by the afternoon, Rover Oaks’ lobby was packed with excited pet owners and adorable pups who were ready to meet Santa and have their portrait made. Attendees were encouraged to dress up their pet with holiday-themed props such as antlers and feather boas, and some even used the opportunity to get a complete family portrait made. It was a sight to see, and a jolly time was had by all!

For just a $20 donation, pet-owners received a photo session and portrait of their pet with Santa in a winter wonderland setting. Rover Oaks produced Santa portraits for over 100 dogs, raising over $2,000 for Shaggy Dog Rescue.  These funds will help provide much needed medical care, food, and other supplies that the rescue group desperately needs for the dogs in their care.

“We’re so grateful that Rover Oaks donates all of the proceeds from this event to our rescue,” said Kathy Wetmore, founder of Shaggy Dog Rescue.  “Every dollar counts and every donation brings us closer to saving a dog from a high-kill Houston shelter. These donations really can mean the difference between life and death for these dogs.”

View and download hi-res photos from the event on Dropbox here.