Santa Paws will be posing for photos with all his furry friends on Saturday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the pet-photos session go to support Furry Friends Foundation. Furry Friends is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) that operates a pet-food/supply bank from their office, supplies the pet food distributed through the Kiwanis Food Bank, and offers free spay/neuter/vaccinations to Sisters area families in need.

The location of the annual event is at the Sisters Art Works building, 204 W. Adams Ave. The pet photos will be shot inside, but the lineup is outside, so dress warmly.

The pet-photo session is part of the annual Sisters Art Works Open House. The Open House runs longer hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features Kathy Deggendorfer’s Open Studio Sale. There will also be beautiful wreaths for sale, a fundraiser by Black Butte School and Three Sisters Historical Society will be on hand to share vintage photos of Sisters and answer questions about Sisters history.

“We have a new photographer this year, Heather Jordan, who is a professional pet photographer and Realtor at Cascade Sothebys. Sam Hernandez of Central Bark will be there again to wrangle the dogs onto his red suited lap. It’s pretty cute, many of the dogs are a little wary, but soon recognize Sam after he has lowered his beard so they can see his face or a give him a quick sniff, then it’s all wiggles,” said organizer Kiki Dolson.

Furry Friends is raising funds for their annual holiday pet food drive. The drive has helped more than 7,500 animals over the years and made the holiday season that much brighter for countless Sisters families. Last year more than 400 pets were supplied with pet food at that one-day event.

“Funded entirely by donation and fund-raising, personal year-end giving it vital to the operation of Furry Friends,” said Dolson. Giving trees will be set up at Sisters Feed & Supply, and new this year, at Black Butte Ranch.

Cash donations may be dropped off at the Furry Friends office in the Sisters Art Works building, mailed to P.O. Box 1175, Sisters, OR 97759, or individuals may donate at

For more information call Furry Friends Foundation at 541-797-4023.