A Magical Day At Santa Paws

A Magical Day At Santa Paws

A magical day at Santa Paws. Sam kissing a cute puppy
Photo Credit: Tracey Capobianco Ranauro

A magical day at Santa Paws ~ Let me tell you about Santa Paws! Can you believe how cute this little peanut is all bundled up in a festive sweater? Well, he was one of many dogs who attended the Santa Paws event at the Magical Forest in Las Vegas.

A magical day at Santa Paws. Great Dane on Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel at Opportunity Village
Apollo and his parents on Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel

What is Santa Paws you may be asking? Santa Paws is an event hosted by Opportunity Village, it’s a magical event for pets and their pet parents. This afternoon occasion features local pet vendors, animal adoptions and demonstrations. The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with endless holiday cheer, and a fun way to celebrate the holidays with your pets.

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization serving children and adults in the southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping people become the very best they can be.

A magical day at Santa Paws. Great Dane on the train at Opportunity Village
Apollo is his personal train car on The Forest Express Passenger Train

Pets and their pet parents met with Santa for their holiday photos, and rode on Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel and The Forest Express Passenger Train. It’s an affordable event with pets receiving free admission and their parents paying a small admission fee of $5.

Marnie Gambit, Director of corporate Engagement and Relations contacted me with a vendor invite. I of course happily accepted. Santa Paws is Opportunity Village’s second annual event. I see this event growing year by year and soon becoming the must go to pet event of the holiday season. You will without a doubt see us there next year.

A magical day at Santa Paws. Marnie Gambit of Opportunity Village
Marnie Gambit, Duke “The Mayor”, Sam, Alicia Halloran, and Odie

As you can see from my photos, it was a beautiful warm sunny day. Simply perfect for an outside pet event. Many of our friends came by as first time visitors and loved it. It was a special feeling knowing that the mini theme park was just for our furry family members.

A magical day at Santa Paws
Sam, Baby Roger, Sam, Lulu, Alicia, and Odie.

We sold our ever so popular EAT, SLEEP, BARK, REPEAT clothing line at our booth. Other vendors sold adorable pet themed home decor and pet accessories.

 

Vegas Rock Dog Radio booth. A magical day at Santa Paws.
Vegas Rock Dog Radio booth. A magical day at Santa Paws.
Vegas Rock Dog Radio booth. A magical day at Santa Paws.
Vegas Rock Dog Radio booth at Santa Paws
Pet themed home decor
Pet themed home decor

I met some lovely pet lovers including Claudia of the Greyhound Gang and photographer Tracey Capobianco Ranauro.

Claudia of the Greyhound Gang
Claudia of the Greyhound Gang

My little pal Odie came in his pimped out ride and had fun riding the green dragon.

Odie in his pimped out ride.
Odie in his pimped out ride.
Odie on the green dragon!
Odie on the green dragon!

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As I said earlier I met photographer Tracey Capobianco Ranauro. I’m closing out this post with some of her adorable photos…enjoy!

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