Christmas Countdown Pet Parent Upcoming Events

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Looking for where to get your pet’s picture with Santa? Here are some upcoming events in NEPA.

Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners Group- December 8th

Blue Chip Animal Refuge- December 8th

SPCA of Luzerne County- December 8 & 9 and 15 & 16

Wyoming Valley Mall- December 3, 10, 17

Griffon Pond Animal Shelter- December 8th, 15th & 16th

Check back as I’ll be adding more Pictures with Santa as I find them.

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Blog Hop Christmas Countdown Helping

Christmas Countdown Day 1- Santa Paws Drive


As I sit here surrounded by my critters, I wonder if they know how lucky they are. Sure with my budget they won’t have piles of gifts to open, but they have a home where they are loved and they have me.

Some animals aren’t so lucky.

This Christmas many dogs and cats will wake up without a home, without a present and without someone to love them.

In 2008, someone was thinking of them. Dorian Wagner, founder of came up with the idea of doing an online toy drive to make Christmas just a little bit better for dogs and cats who have to spend their Christmas in a shelter or rescue. The Santa Paws Drive was born.

In the last 3 years Santa Paws Drive has raised over $30,000 and been able to donate toys to 18 shelters around the world. Each year they hold nominations for people to nominate their favorite shelter. 6 shelters are chosen to benefit from the drive. This year’s shelters include Bobbi and the Strays, Inc., Castaway Critters Pet Rescue, Inc., Forever Home Feline Ranch, KAR- Kyrenia Animal Rescue, the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Maine, and the Foundation of Animal Protection in Füzesabony.

Helping is easy. Just visit the Santa Paws Drive webpage and you can purchase toys or donate to help them reach their goal.

Then on Christmas morning as you watch your own dog or cat enjoying their gift, you can picture the joy another pet is feeling because of your help.