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Ridge Animal Clinic to host pet photos with Santa

COVID-friendly event to occur Dec. 12 from 1:30–4:00 by appointment

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 8, 2020) – Ridge Animal Clinic is not letting COVID keep pets away from Santa this Christmas season, and has taken steps to allow pet photos to happen while keeping owners, staff, and Santa safe.

Pet photos with Santa are a tradition at the clinic, and will occur this year on Saturday, December 12 from 1:30–4:00 p.m. This year, the photos are only for Ridge Animal Clinic clients, and available by appointment only by calling 708-474-3100. “This is our thank you to our loyal clients who have helped us find our way through this stressful year and to all of those who have been so kind to all of the doctors and staff,” the clinic said.

Ridge Animal Clinic
In 2018, Santa took photos with Sully, a longhaired dachshund, as part of Ridge Animal Clinic’s annual holiday photo event. The event will still take place this year, but has been altered for COVID concerns. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma, 2018)

Upon arriving at the clinic, pet owners will call the clinic and a staff member will come to pick up the pet. Owners must wait outside or in their cars while their pet is photographed with Santa and then brought back outside. “We are working on printing the pictures to give to the owner that day also,” the clinic said.

Ridge Animal Clinic is located at 3667 Ridge Road in Lansing, IL.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.