Santa loves all animals, not just reindeer. And here are some holiday pet photo opportunities — with charitable benefits — to prove it:
» 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 14 for PetSmart's Santa Claws in-store photo event. Bring your camera and pet to take a photo with Santa and then donate $5 at the checkout counter. The money will go to area animal rescue organizations. The Omaha PetSmart stores are at 715 S. 72nd St., 6220 N. 73rd Plaza and 3103 Oak View Drive.
» Noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 for Santa Paws at the Bookworm, 87th and Pacific Streets. Pet lovers can bring their furry friends to get their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The photos cost $15 each, with proceeds going to the Hearts United for Animals animal shelter. The event is sponsored by MaverickPR, the University of Nebraska at Omaha Public Relations Student Society of America.