Coming Up: Paws and Claus 2023

Paws and Claus 2023

Save the date for more fun than you and your fur baby can take at Paws and Claus 2023, coming up on Saturday, December 9th, from 9 a.m. until noon at Eastgate Park. 

About Paws and Claus 2023

Get the leash. Grab your cat carrier. It’s almost time for Paws and Claus 2023 in Dothan! You and your favorite fluffy Meadow Ridge roommate don’t want to miss all the festive holiday cheer coming your way this Saturday.

Hosted by Brit and Bear and Dothan Leisure Services, the third annual Paws and Claus has it all, including free coffee and pastries, courtesy of Panera Bread! Make sure your pet has fresh breath and a sparkling smile for photos with the jolly guy in red.

Check stock stuffers for your sweet pet off the list at the holiday market, featuring all your favorite local pet-centric businesses and more. Don’t forget to throw your dog’s cute sweater on, a Santa hat on the cat and your own best holiday outfit for the Christmas Pet Parade.

You can also win raffle prizes, and the first 50 pets to come to Paws and Claus 2023 get their very own holiday swag bag. Remember to arrive early, which means at or a little before 9 a.m., to make your pet’s tail wag from all that free swag!

Other Paws and Claus notes

Say cheese! When it comes to having your pet’s picture taken with Santa, you can pay the professional photographer onsite, or you can opt to use your own device or camera to take a free photo. 

And in the spirit of holiday giving, admission is a monetary donation or a bag of dog or cat food, both of which will benefit the local shelters and animal rescues. What’s more, your donation earns you a raffle ticket and the chance to win one of several prizes.


Are you ready for Paws and Claus 2023 this weekend? Head to Eastgate Park, located at 2049 Sanitary Dairy Road. 

If you haven’t already, connect with Brit and Bear on Facebook or Instagram for more information on the Third Annual Paws and Claus and other upcoming holiday events.  


Speaking of pets, are you and yours searching for the purr-fect place to call home this winter? Stop by 2600 Denton Road Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to learn more about Meadow Ridge Apartments! In the meantime, keep reading our blogs for more community news and events.