Santa Paws is coming to town


Battersea’s Santa Paws returns for another year, as a very special guest makes his way to the Berkshire-based rehoming centre this December for a festive photoshoot.

On 8 December, Santa Claus will be making an appearance at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor, to give four-legged family members a chance to snap this year’s Christmas card. Professional 6”x 9” prints of your dog and Father Christmas will be available to purchase on the day – as well as key rings, fridge magnets, and hanging snowflakes, if owners fancy something a little different. 

Whilst families and their pooches wait their turn to see Santa, a range of hot drink and treats will be available for both human and dog to enjoy. There will also chance to take part in a raffle and tombola, and all dogs will receive a goody bag full of pre-Christmas treats.

Battersea Old Windsor Centre Manager, Kaye Mughal, says, “It’s not just Battersea dogs who can come to Santa Paws- we’d invite all dogs and their families to come down for some festive fun and take part in the ultimate Christmas photoshoot.”

“All profits raised at Santa Paws will go towards looking after the many dogs and cats who will be spending their Christmas at Battersea this year. We expect to have around 80 dogs with us over the festive period, and by people coming to take part in Santa Paws, they’re helping us make their Christmas a little better.”

Due to ongoing building work at Battersea Old Windsor, parking spaces may be limited. Anyone attending Santa Paws is advised to allow a little extra time for their visit. See for more events or to make a donation. 

Images by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home


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