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ReTails Thrift Store

ReTails is your thrifting destination! Every purchase and every donation supports the animals of HSSW.

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Santa with a brown and white spotted dog in front of a holiday tree

Ho Ho Ho!

It's a Holiday Tradition.

Saint Nick is back to kick off the holiday season! And he's making a special stop at ReTails to pose for a photo with you and your pet. Spend a little quality time with the big guy and get a photo worthy of your next holiday card. 

Join Us

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11
ReTails Thrift Store5000 E 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: $20 donation

*2022 Pet Portraits with Santa has sold out. Thank you!*


FAQ

Want to learn more about the event? Check out the info below! And if you still have questions, you can contact one of Santa's elves at the bottom of this page. 

  • Do I make an appointment?

    Yes! You must make an appointment this year. Santa has a busy schedule and we want to make sure we can keep the crowds moving. Schedule your time by clicking here.

  • How do I get my photo?

    You'll have it that day! This year, all photos will be taken on your device. Our elves (staff and volunteers) will be there to snap your photo and you'll walk out that day with it ready to share! Make sure you have your phone, tablet, or camera with you. Don't have a device? We'll have one on site that we can use and will email your photo to you. 

  • Do I have to be in the photo?

    Well, that depends. If your pet is nervous, scared, or hard to handle, Santa might ask you to be in the photo with him. He wants to make sure that everyone is safe and has a great time. 

  • My pet is hard to handle, can I still bring him?

    Of course! However, while Santa may be a magical, jolly old elf, his powers don't necessarily extend to management of rowdy canines or fearful cats. You may be asked to handle your own dog or cat. 

  • Can I bring my kids and my pets? If I don't have pets, can I just bring my kids?

    Of course! Pets aren't required. Santa is happy to sit with families of all kinds. 

  • Can I bring my chicken (ferret, tortoise, bird, etc)?

    Sure! As long as your pet is friendly and safe to be handled, you're welcome to bring it. Please know that you are responsible for the safe handling of your pet. 

  • Will you have fun costumes to put on our pets?

    No. In order to prevent common pet ailments, viruses, and parasites, we do not offer pet clothing or costumes. You're welcome to bring costumes for your pet if you would like.