Kris Kringle gets a sloppy season’s greeting at Santa Paws, the annual Christmas pet’s portrait shoot to benefit Pets Lifeline. The December 2 event takes place in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center. Sonoma Valley photographer Melania Mahoney, who captured this special moment last year, will take portraits of Santa with pets (dogs, cats, parrots, reindeer, etc.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Finished portraits are available in a variety of packages and prices. To reserve a portrait time, call 996.4577 x110.