Woo hoo! December is here and so is the list! Here are the fun pet-related events we found happening around NW Indiana in December.   Lots of opportunities to get some cute pet pics w/Santa or support a really worthy cause! See you in 2019.  The Pet Parlor wishes you and your family (furry or not!) wonderful holidays.

Saturday December 1, 2018

Best Buddies Pet Pantry Pet & Family Photos with Santa

Sat 10 AM – Chesterton Feed & Garden Center – Chesterton, Indiana

Chesterton Feed & Garden Center is having its annual Christmas Open House & Pet Gala from 9am – 6pm. Pet and family photos with Santa are from 10am – 4pm. Just $10 per 4 x 6 photo in a Holiday frame, printed while you wait. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry families & pets this Holiday season. You can also enter to win gift baskets – there will be sales and refreshments too! ** No problem if your dog is not “animal friendly”. Photo area can be cleared for a private sitting with Santa

Winfield Library read to the dogs

Sat 11 AM – Winfield Branch Library – Crown Point, Indiana

A Service Dog For Our HERO

Sat 3 PM · Cozy Barn Signs Schererville · Schererville, Indiana

Come out for a great cause and make an awesome sign, have fun, and help Mighty Michael get his service dog!!! Cost is $60, plus tax. Proceeds go to the Fogus family to help with the expense of getting a service dog for their son, Michael. Registration must be completed and paid for to hold your seat. We look forward to seeing everyone!😄 Please email michelle@cozybarn.com with any questions. Thank you!

Holiday Pet Photos Benefiting Begin Again Rescue

Sat 11 AM · Aster + Gray · Valparaiso, Indiana

Holiday Pet Photos by Aspen Studios in Dec. 1st at Aster + Grey. Appointments accepted, walk-ins welcome. Packages and specialty items available. Proceeds benefit the dogs in Begin Again Rescue Co.

Humane Indiana’s Guess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturdays!

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • 12:00 PM  3:00 PM

  • Humane Indiana Wildlife Center (map)

Join us for pictures with Santa and his wildlife helpers. Guests are welcome to stop by between 12-3pm the first three Saturdays in December for cookies, holiday crafts, and photos. A $10 suggested donation gets you in to all the holiday fun. It all culminates on December 15th when we host Christmas carolers and roast chestnuts around the bonfire.

Thursday December 6, 2018

Eat at Noodles and Support Giant Paw Prints Rescue

Please join us on Thursday December 6th from 4pm to 8pm at the Valparaiso Noodles and Company, let the cashier know you are there to support Giant Paw Prints and 25% of your purchases price will be donated to Giant Paw Prints Rescue

We are excited to host our fundraising event on 12/6/2018 from 4-8 pm. The Event will be hosted at the Noodles location listed below.

71 Silhavy Rd Ste A-1,
Valparaiso, In

Munster Library read to the dogs

Thu 6 PM · Munster Branch of the Lake County Public Library · Munster, Indiana

Saturday December 8, 2018

Woof Life Photos With Santa

Sat 10:30 AM · Woof Life · Crown Point, Indiana

Guess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturday Humane Indiana Wildlife Center (map)

Join us for pictures with Santa and his wildlife helpers. Guests are welcome to stop by between 12-3pm the first three Saturdays in December for cookies, holiday crafts, and photos. A $10 suggested donation gets you in to all the holiday fun. It all culminates on December 15th when we host Christmas carolers and roast chestnuts around the bonfire.

 

Sunday December 9, 2018

Pictures with Santa

Sun 12 PM · Hungry Hound Boutique & Grooming · Saint John, Indiana

Don’t miss out on your pet getting a photo with Santa this year! Our Saint John location will be having photos taken Sunday, December 9th from 12pm-2pm. No appointment necessary. These pictures will be free, and any donations will go to Sunshine PAWS!


Mighty Michael 10, 2x Brain Cancer Survivor ServiceDogFundraiser

Sun 11 AM · Schoop’s Hamburgers Hammond · Hammond, Indiana

Little Michael needs our help!!! Michael is a 2x Brain Cancer Survivor and desperately needs a service dog to help him with his everyday struggles. He is only 10 years old, a student at Jefferson Elementary and has a long road in front of him. This life saving dog will cost 18,000!!!!!! Will you help him reach this goal??? *Hammond Schoops will be donating 10% of ALL DAY sales to Mighty Michaels Fund. So come out to eat and enjoy some good food while helping out for a great cause!!!! *Come meet Might Michael from 4-8!!! *Spiderman will be making an appearance for this event!!! *(We will also have shirts, bracelets, and baked goods for sale, along with a 50/50 and other Raffles. *Those proceeds will go directly to the Michael* ) Here is Michael’s story…. Michael was only 9 months old when he was diagnosed with an apple sized brain tumor on his cerebellum called Medulloblastoma. He immediately underwent multiple brain surgeries, started intense chemotherapy, and finished his last round with Stem Cell Transplant & Rescue. It was supposed to be a 6 month treatment plan, he was not that lucky. In his life he has had to endure a total of 15 brain surgeries, (tumor resections and 5 1/2 shunt replacements.) 15 surgeries on other parts of his body, 12 rounds of chemotherapy, 31 rounds of proton beam radiation, cysts in his brain, stroke, numerous central lines, lung infections, lung biopsy, abscess in his ureter, stint placement/removal, extreme PTSD, severe oral aversion, g-tube placement and dependence, developmentally delayed, speech delay, hearing loss, cataracts in both eyes, difficulty growing, optic nerve atrophy, blind in one eye, and partial blindness in the other eye just to name a few of his current battles and accomplishments. On October 1, 2013 Michael threw away his last bag of chemotherapy and finished treatment. On October 15, 2013 his MRI scan came back clear and he has been in remission ever since. Michael is now 10years old and We are raising this money so Michael can receive a MEDICALLY TRAINED & CERTIFIED SERVICE DOG. To ease his PTSD, and Anxiety, to prevent falls, to assist with vision, and to help him with his everyday life. Michael is our HERO, will you help be his?

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Pet Pics With Santa (Just Like Ralphie)

Dec 12 – Dec 13 · Indiana Welcome Center · Hammond, Indiana

Get you pup’s or kitty’s photo taken with Santa set in a fantastic recreation of “A Christmas Story.” If you’ve never been to the Indiana Welcome Center at Christmastime, bring out the entire family to see their phenomenal display celebrating the classic movie. A portion of all proceeds will go to the rescue ABRA! Also come meet some adoptables!

Wag Your Tail Wednesdays

Wed 4 PM · Along the South Shore · Hammond, Indiana

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will once again hold Wag Your Tail Wednesdays in conjunction with the A Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21; Nov. 28; Dec. 12; Dec. 19, well-behaved pets are invited to have their picture taken with Santa atop Santa’s Mountain. This unique opportunity is offered for $6 per photo. A portion of the proceeds from each pet photo will be donated to local pet rescues. Participants are also encouraged to bring in donations for the local rescue. Families without pets are also invited to have their photo taken with Santa. In addition to Wag your Tail Wednesdays, Santa will be available for photos leading up to Christmas. Santa will visit the Indiana Welcome Center Saturdays and Sundays from Thanksgiving to Christmas from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Santa will also be available for photos on Friday, Nov. 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn more about events, Santa hours and the exhibit at www.southshorecva.com/achristmasstory

Thursday December 13, 2018

Pet Pics With Santa (Just Like Ralphie)

Dec 12 – Dec 13 · Indiana Welcome Center · Hammond, Indiana

Get you pup’s or kitty’s photo taken with Santa set in a fantastic recreation of “A Christmas Story.” If you’ve never been to the Indiana Welcome Center at Christmastime, bring out the entire family to see their phenomenal display celebrating the classic movie. A portion of all proceeds will go to the rescue! Also come meet some adoptables!

Treasured Friends will be at the Indiana Welcome Center on Wednesday,.Dec 13 2017 from 4-7 pm. Treasured Friends will get a $1 for every Santa picture taken. Children are welcome! We will have dogs there for adoptions also. The welcome center is located at 7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, just off Kennedy Ave

Saturday December 15, 2018

Fun Pet-Related Christmas Events To Do Around Northwest Indiana In DecemberGuess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturdays!

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018

  • 12:00 PM  3:00 PM

  • Humane Indiana Wildlife Center (map)

  • Join us for pictures with Santa and his wildlife helpers. Guests are welcome to stop by between 12-3pm the first three Saturdays in December for cookies, holiday crafts, and photos. A $10 suggested donation gets you in to all the holiday fun. It all culminates on December 15th when we host Christmas carolers and roast chestnuts around the bonfire.

Pet Santa Pictures

Sat 12 PM · Advanced Animal Medical · Dyer, Indiana

14785 W. 101st Avenue * Dyer, Indiana * Call (219) 627-3127

Join us and bring your pets and family for beautiful, professional pictures with Santa from TSS Photography – Mokena, IL! Photos will take place from 12pm-3pm. We do recommended an appointment to avoid wait times to call today to schedule your pictures! 219-627-3127 Pictures make a great gift and can also be made into ornaments, coffee mugs, mouse pads and more! Pictures are printed on site!

Dyer-Schererville Library read to the dogs

Sat 11 AM · Dyer-Schererville Branch of the Lake County Public Library · Schererville, Indiana

Come read to the Power Paws for Kids therapy dogs.

Tuesday December 18, 2018

Humane Indiana Christmas for the Animals

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • 4:30 PM  6:30 PM

  • Humane Indiana Munster Shelter (map)

Join Humane Indiana staff and volunteers in delivering holiday cheer to our shelter residents. Bring your donations of new toys, treats, and blankets for our dogs, cats, and critters and then watch the excitement as they enjoy their gifts! Don’t miss this opportunity to share your holiday with our animals awaiting their fur-ever homes. The fun starts promptly at 4:30pm!

Gift Wrap Fundraiser (benefits Best Buddies Pet Pantry)

Tue 9 AM · Barnes & Noble · Valparaiso, Indiana

Volunteers needed for our annual Gift Wrap Fundraiser! Great opportunity for community service hours for students. Volunteers work in shifts and can dress festive. Here are our dates & times: Sunday Nov 25 10am – 5pm Tuesday Dec 18 9am – 9pm If you can help please contact Cheryl (219) 728-1401, e-mail bestbuddiespetpantry@yahoo.com

Wednesday December 19, 2018

Wag Your Tail Wednesdays

Wed 4 PM · Along the South Shore · Hammond, Indiana

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will once again hold Wag Your Tail Wednesdays in conjunction with the A Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21; Nov. 28; Dec. 12; Dec. 19, well-behaved pets are invited to have their picture taken with Santa atop Santa’s Mountain. This unique opportunity is offered for $6 per photo. A portion of the proceeds from each pet photo will be donated to local pet rescues. Participants are also encouraged to bring in donations for the local rescue. Families without pets are also invited to have their photo taken with Santa. In addition to Wag your Tail Wednesdays, Santa will be available for photos leading up to Christmas. Santa will visit the Indiana Welcome Center Saturdays and Sundays from Thanksgiving to Christmas from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Santa will also be available for photos on Friday, Nov. 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn more about events, Santa hours and the exhibit at www.southshorecva.com/achristmasstor

Saturday December 22, 2018

St John Library read to the dogs

Sat 11 AM · St. John Branch of the Lake County Public Library · Saint John, Indiana

Whew!  That was a ton of stuff to do around our area, lol.  If you know of an organization (pet-related, please!) that would want to be included in our monthly list PLEASE drop us a line and let us know …

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