Why should the kids have all the fun?  Don’t let your pets miss out on pictures with Santa!   The Kitsap Humane Society hosts their Holiday Pet Pix fundraiser.  On December 7, its Bainbridge Islands turn.  Bainbridge Island pets are invited to get their pictures taken with their owners and, of course, Santa Claus.

According to Rachel Bearbower, Kitsap Humane Societys special events coordinator, the event started out quite small but has grown into a large annual gathering.  Over 50 people have already bought their adorable pets in holiday dress for a special photo session with Santa.

The animals were very well behaved at the first two events.  The best picture by far was where a family had a picture of their toddler and their puppy with Santa. The toddler was flailing around and the puppy was just cute and calm as can be.

“Not only is it a fun and festive day to celebrate the holidays and our animals, but it is also a great opportunity to raise money and build awareness about the shelter and our mission,” Bearbower said. “We’ve had all sorts of animals such as chickens and horses, but we’ve even seen llamas come through.”

One final picture event is on December 7 at Bay Hay & Feed on Bainbridge Island from 10am to 3pm.  All photos are printed on the spot by Hudson Photography and packages start at $12.