Pet Patter: Pets can make Christmas a special time


There’s something special about pets all dressed up for the holidays (much to their dismay).

On November 23rd Petvalu in Port Elgin, located at 216 Goderich Street, will be having a local photographer come into the store to take photos of your pets all decked out in their Christmas outfits. They will also be providing the outfits to wear (Santa hats, Elves ears, Reindeer antlers etc.) or you can have your pet wear their own.

There are limited spots available so book early to avoid disappointment. They can be contacted at (519) 389-4240. The costs are $40 for a 15 minute session (4 participants max) and $60 for a 30 minute session (6 participants max).

Please also feel free to send in your favourite photos of your furry friends dressed in their Christmas best (ugly Christmas sweaters, Rudolph noses, and snowsuits) to the saugeen times website. Please submit photos to  attn: Christmas pets.

For those of you who may prefer a commissioned pet portrait. Local artist Jennifer Stevenson does lovely works of art in any preferred style. She can be contacted at (519) 820-9756 or via email at  or

Pictures of pets make wonderful Christmas gifts and make the memory of your pets last a lifetime.