Santa photos with your pets and children

Come see Santa at the 3rd Annual Pet Expo


$5 per pet or child - all proceeds of Santa Photos benefit Service Dogs for Patriots.  

Load up the family- including your furry members, and come to the 3rd Annual Gainesville Pet Expo hosted by 93.7 KCountry! 

Located in the South Lawn behind  the Oaks Mall, this family-fun event is sure to make kiddos and the entire family happy!  ALL pets are welcome to visit Santa Bob!  He's a local favorite who is known for great photos with pet ponies, hens, guinea pigs, dogs, and cats!


For $5 per pet or child, they can sit on Santa's lap and you can capture photos with your phone or camera.  Proceeds help pay for training rescued dogs to become PTSD service dogs for military veterans in our community.   

Visit the animals for adoption, play a game against the Soccer Dogs, check out the vendors, and to try your luck in the contests for Cutest Pet, Best Trick or Talent, and Most Unique Pet! 

Don't forget a food/treat/toy donation for the pet drive to stuff the truck!

Visit the vendors! 

Tobias Veterinary Services
Town & Country Veterinarians and Pet Resort
Mosquito Joe
Recreational Industries, Inc.
Doggie Styles Grooming and Pet Sitting
Earth Pets Natural Pet Market

Adopt a new furry family member!  

Animal Rescue/Welfare Organizations:
Paws on Parole
Alachua County Humane Society
Gainesville Pet Rescue
Helping Hands Pet Rescue
Alachua County Animal Services
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue
Ashton Biological Preserve

Thank you to Pet Expo Sponsors!
SunState Federal Credit Union
Gainesville Buick GMC!
Earth Pets Natural Pet Market
Northwood Oaks Veterinary Hospital

Santa Photos

All proceeds from Santa Photos benefit Service Dogs for Patriots! For just $5, per pet or child, they can sit on Santa's lap, and you can snap photos with your phone or camera.  Capture photos sure to make you smile every holiday season, knowing you helped rescued dogs receive service dog training with their military veteran.  

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Service Dogs for Patriots

Who We Are

Learn about our trainers, Board of Directors, and the veteran/handler teams with Service Dogs for Patriots.

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What We Do

PTSD Service Dog Cody is a pit bull from Gainesville  Pet Rescue

Learn about our mission, our service dog training program, how to qualify for services, and apply for services.  

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Thanks to these sponsors, all service dog training is provided at no cost to veterans. 

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Sign up for the 2nd Annual Pup Ruck 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sign up for the Pup Ruck, Horseshoe Mixer, Biker Run, Golf Tournament, and Patriots Celebration!

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Donate to fund PTSD Service Dog training to veterans.

Support individual teams, sign  up your business to sponsor an event, and make donations in honor of loved ones.  

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Service Dog Photos

See our service dog teams in action as they train in our community via cooperative training.  

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