In December 2022 we held our first Santa Paws event.  Furry family members came along to have a photo with Santa at the Park Centre Rotary Nook, situated in the Timaru Botanical Gardens. 
We all had a great time!  35 dogs, 2 cats, and a pony came along on the day, we also had some humans join in too!  The 'models' went home with a goodie bag that included a festive bandana, sponsored treats from 'The Bone Thief' and soaps from 'Puffin Animal Care'. 
A huge THANK YOU to our volunteer Santas and photographers who very generously gave up their time to participate in our event - we couldn't have done it without you! heart  You can check out one of our photographer's work - Clare Friel Photography @PhotosTemuka.   Puffin Animal Care and The Bone Thief were awesome in donating the animal treats.  Thanks to the Aidan Theatre Company for the backdrop props.  
We will be back again next year for Santa Paws 2023, we already have some new ideas building!