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7 Holiday Dog Events to Get in the Spirit This Year

Holidays are always better around the ones we love. That's why we've rounded up the seven best dog events in town this holiday season so your furry friend doesn't have to feel left out of anything. Find your buddy's most dashing holiday sweater and hit the town together in style this December thanks to this handy guide!

Ugly Sweaters, Paws and Hops - December 2

Head up to Dreadnought Brewing in Monroe for the trifecta of fun-- dogs, beer and seasonal cheer! Imagine Peace for Pups and Motley Zoo will be around hosting adoption opportunities and there will be live music and of course, ice cold beer. There will be goody bags on hand for all the good boys and girls out there, so you can celebrate your favorite four legged friend.

K9 Candy Cane 5K - December 3

This holiday themed race starts at 9:15am and sees you cruising through the Cedar River Trail in Renton. Registration is $40 and gets you a hooded sweatshirt, post race refreshments, pictures with Santa and more. A pet food drive will also be on site, so bring in what you can to benefit the Seattle Humane Society.

Visit With Santa at University Village - All month long

Every Monday from November 24 through December 24 in the U-Village, your pooch can snap a photo with Santa just in time for those holiday cards. From 10am to 2pm, the MaxMobile will be on site to capture the magic. Roll through on December 5th for a free 5x7 photo. For more info on pricing, visit here. You'll find Santa in his cabin right by Sephora. A percentage of sales goes back to Seattle Humane Society so you can spread the holiday cheer all around.

Santa Paws at Interbay Petco - December 2

Tis the season for giving! Head over to Interbay Petco and strike a pose - all of your $9.95 donation for a digital portrait goes back to benefit local homeless pets in the city through the Petco Foundation. A photographer will be on site from 1pm-4pm so you can commemorate the best holiday season ever.

Santa Paws 2017 - December 2

From 3-5pm, the east siders out there can hit Cascade Kennels in Woodinville for a holiday extravaganza that includes opportunities for photos with Santa, complimentary cider, coffee and cocoa as well as handmade treats available for purchase for your buddy's stocking this year. There is a $10 suggested donation and all the proceeds go to benefit Old Dog Haven, an organization that helps senior dogs through their golden years. Just think of all the adorable white faced doggos you'll be helping this holiday season! If that doesn't give you the warm fuzzies, we don't know what will.

Pioneer Square Howlidays - December 9

Hit Occidental Square from 11am to 3pm for the 6th annual Pioneer Square Howliday celebration. There will be a pop-up dog park, costume contest (at noon sharp) and all kinds of treats, activities and entertainment for the whole family. For more information, click here.

Santa Pet Photos at Emerald City Rescue - December 15

Get ready for your closeup! Step things up a little bit from your typical Instagram post and leave things to the professionals. From 3pm-6pm, you can catch Santa on his route at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle in support of the Emerald City Pet Rescue. You can have your image put on a reusable flash drive, so you can pop the photo into your annual holiday card and BOOM. Best snail mail ever.