Petagogy Shadyside’s Pet Photos with Santa 2017

This past Saturday, Bark & Gold Photography had the honor of taking on the hugely popular pet photos with Santa event at Petagogy’s Shadyside location. Petagogy,  an independently-owned local pet supply store that includes a second location in Greensburg, hosts what is one of–if not the the best–pet photos with Santa events in the city. It was photographed for many years by the wonderful Jenny Karlsson of Jenny Karlsson Photography; however, her own business has grown so much that she was unable to participate this year. When one of Petagogy’s owners, Heather, approached me to step into Jenny’s role, of course I jumped at the opportunity!

More than 185 dogs, cats, ferrets, and even pot-bellied pigs came out for this annual event. Each pet parent received a complimentary, low-resolution digital image of their pet(s) and had the opportunity to view and purchase a variety of holiday-themed products, including holiday cards and ornaments to magnets and gift prints available in-store during the event and through the online store.

pit bulls and rottweilers meeting Santa during 2017 pet photos with Santa at Petagogy

ferrets and pot-bellied pigs meeting Santa during 2017 pet photos with Santa at Petagogy

young children posing with Santa during 2017 pet photos with Santa at Petagogy

A few pups were a little uncertain of Santa. No problem; we simply made them the star of the show in order to get their holiday portraits! (Sorry, Santa!)

dogs sitting in a chair for 2017 pet photos with Santa at Petagogy

Many customers–both two- and four-legged–came decked out in their most festive holiday wear! I’m sure these will make for some hilarious and adorable Christmas cards.

dogs wearing holiday sweaters during 2017 pet photos with Santa at Petagogy

holiday costumes and dogs during 2017 pet photos with Santa at Petagogy

If you want to see more from this year’s event, click here to like Bark & Gold Photography on Facebook and browse the entire Petagogy Shadyside Pet Photos with Santa 2017 album. While you’re there, be sure to like your favorite festive fur babies as a part of Petagogy’s annual photo contest. The pet(s) with the most likes by Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. will receive a special Petagogy holiday treat bag.

To purchase prints, digitals, and other products from this event, visit


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