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Photos with Santa Claus aren’t just for children. Pet parents can capture those holiday memories, too. And let’s face it, there’s probably a lot less crying with dogs and cats versus young kids. According to the Charlotte Observer, two malls in Charlotte are offering opportunities to have your pets’ photo taken with Santa.

Jolly Old St. Nicholas has already been spotted at SouthPark Mall (4400 Sharon Road), where kids can get photos taken with him through December 24th. Pet photos with Santa are scheduled for Sunday, December 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Center Court. WCNC-TV reports that CMPD Animal Care and Control will also be there to help owners create special ID tags for their pets. Click here for a reservation.

Kris Kringle will be at Northlake Mall (6801 Northlake Mall Drive) from November 25th through December 24th. You’ll have two chances to bring your pets to see Santa during that time: Monday, November 28th and Monday, December 5th. The pet sessions are from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. both days. Book your reservation here.

8 Places to Rescue Pets Near Charlotte, North Carolina

I warn you before you read this, your heart will melt. There are tons and tons of pets in the Charlotte metro and surrounding areas that need loving homes. Not to make you sad, but across the world, animal shelters take in millions of stray, abused, and lost animals each and every day. However, when you rescue one of these animals, you are giving them a second chance.

Here you will find a list of 8 different places you can rescue pets near Charlotte, North Carolina. Please make sure you have the time and financial means to take care of a pet before agreeing to.