December 2014

Camp Bow Wow

Address: 
31 North America Dr,. West Seneca; 231 Grand Island Blvd, Tonawanda

Notable Features: Up to 5 play areas, online cameras

Camp Bow Wow is a national chain of dog daycares, with two locations in the Buffalo area: West Seneca and Tonawanda. I took a tour of the West Seneca location had had an opportunity to talk with the folks there about their services.

One thing that struck me is that the West Seneca location has 5 different play areas, based on size. This includes a teacup group, for dogs 15 pounds and under. Something like this would be great for Ren, a 6-pound Chihuahua who is often grouped in daycare or playgroups with dogs up to 30 or 40 pounds. The Tonawanda location does not have a teacup group, but does have 3 size groupings. All play areas have indoor and outdoor sections. Both locations also have cameras for all the play areas that you can access through the website to check on your dog during the day. There's also an iOS app you can use.

Camp Bow Wow also offers training. A variety of group classes are available, and you can also arrange for private training. Additionally the "Play & Train" or "Board & Train" options provide your dog with training while at daycare or boarding.

Camp Bow Wow Tonawanda webpage
Camp Bow Wow Tonawanda Facebook page
Camp Bow Wow West Seneca webpage
Camp Bow Wow West Seneca Facebook page

Photos With Santa From Precious Paws Rescue

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
291 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda, NY
Event Cost: 

$6

Get photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Treats are also available for dogs, cats, and people.

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Photos With Santa at the Ellicott Square Building

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Ellicott Square Building, 295 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
Event Cost: 

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Join the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter at a Photos with Santa event sponsored by Barkyard. The shelter will be there with adoptable dogs who are hoping to find their forever home for the holidays. There will also be a raffle for an autographed Buffalo Bills football.

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Santa Paws at Grandpaws Pet Emporium

Event Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Grandpaws Pet Emporium, 402 Center St, Lewiston, New York
Event Cost: 

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Have your pet's photo taken with Santa.

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Christmas Pick A Pet Show with Santa

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport 14094

This event includes photos with Santa and adoptable pets. Donations will also be accepted by Save a Pet volunteers.

Facebook event page
Save a Pet website events listing

Festival of Lights Walk-Around Week

Event Date: 
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:00pm to Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
Event Cost: 

$5 for a group of 4 or less, $2 per each additional person

December 15-18
5pm-9pm

The Hamburg Festival of Lights has 2 parts, Drive-Through Dates and Walk Around Week. During Walk Around Week, leashed pets are allowed. Their webpage states that pets must be vaccinated, but doesn't say if you must show documentation of this to enter. It's probably better to bring it, just to be safe.

Walk through the nearly 2 miles of light displays. It makes a great photo opportunity as you can get up close to over 75 illuminated displays along the course. Buildings, shows, and attractions are not opened on Walk Around dates, and drive-through is not available.

Hamburg Fairgrounds event page

Photos With Santa at Dog Days of Buffalo

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Dog Days of Buffalo, 632 Amherst St, Buffalo, New York
Event Cost: 

Free

Santa Claus is coming to Dog Days of Buffalo. Stop in to Dog Days or call 886-DOGS to sign up.

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Photos With Santa at the Walden Galleria

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Walden Galleria, One Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225 - *** Lower Level near the Apple Store
Event Cost: 

$19.99 & up

Mondays & Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm, now until December 22nd.

Pets are welcome in the mall during these hours for photos with Santa! The folks at The Noerr Programs, the company doing the photos, were kind enough to give us the prices. Several packages are available:

$19.99 - two 5x7 photos
$22.99 - two 3 1/2 x 5 photos and four wallet photos
$24.99 - one 5x7 photo and four wallet photos
Special - $24.99 - two 5x7 photos, two 3 1/2 x 5 photos, and four wallet photos

Walden Galleria events page
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Photos With Santa at the Walden Galleria

Event Date: 
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Walden Galleria, One Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225 - *** Lower Level near the Apple Store
Event Cost: 

$19.99 & up

Mondays & Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm, now until December 22nd.

Pets are welcome in the mall during these hours for photos with Santa! The folks at The Noerr Programs, the company doing the photos, were kind enough to give us the prices. Several packages are available:

$19.99 - two 5x7 photos
$22.99 - two 3 1/2 x 5 photos and four wallet photos
$24.99 - one 5x7 photo and four wallet photos
Special - $24.99 - two 5x7 photos, two 3 1/2 x 5 photos, and four wallet photos

Walden Galleria events page
Facebook announcement

Photos With Santa at the Walden Galleria

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Walden Galleria, One Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225 - *** Lower Level near the Apple Store
Event Cost: 

$19.99 & up

Mondays & Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm, now until December 22nd.

Pets are welcome in the mall during these hours for photos with Santa! The folks at The Noerr Programs, the company doing the photos, were kind enough to give us the prices. Several packages are available:

$19.99 - two 5x7 photos
$22.99 - two 3 1/2 x 5 photos and four wallet photos
$24.99 - one 5x7 photo and four wallet photos
Special - $24.99 - two 5x7 photos, two 3 1/2 x 5 photos, and four wallet photos

Walden Galleria events page
Facebook announcement

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