It’s Dog Season

Holiday Happenings of the Furry Kind

SANTA PAWS PORTRAITS: Get your pets in on the holiday spirit with a photo of them on the lap of Santa Paws — a canine version of Kris Kringle. The shoot will take place at Camp Canine, a “pet resort and spa” established in 1984. For the people, there will be complimentary cocoa and light snacks. Suggested photo donations: $10 digital, $15 print, $20 both. All proceeds benefit DAWG. The yuletide fun takes place Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Camp Canine (803 E. Montecito St.). Call 962-4790 for more information

HAPPY TAILS CALENDAR: The folks at Shadow’s Fund work hard year-round to give shelter and rehabilitate area pit bulls who have been abandoned, used as bait dogs, or injured from abuse. During this season of giving, folks can help the nonprofit and its canine charges by purchasing its 2015 Shadow’s Fund Happy Tails calendar. The 12-month timetable features photos snapped by Wynter Dawson, along with doggie-model stories of rescue and redemption with their forever families. Happy Tails calendars are $25 (with free shipping anywhere). To order, visit

WINE, CHEESE, AND DOGS: Each Sunday at La Cumbre plaza, Give a Dog a Home: ReTail Adoption Center (GDH) trots out a batch of cute, cuddly canines from the county shelter for the buying public to meet and pet. On Sunday, December 28, GDH and its pooches are heading to Montecito for a special holiday appearance at Wendy Foster. Enjoy wine and cheese and the tail-wagging attention of adoptable dogs in need of homes on Sunday, December 28, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Wendy Foster (516 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito). For more information, call 222-4459.

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