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Pepper and the Pug in Old Town Spring, TX, goes all out for the holidays.

With a decorated exterior …

… and a holiday selfie station in the back of a vintage pickup truck.

Dogs by Design in Irwin, PA, hosts Photos with the Grinch.

Razzle Dazzle Doggie Bow-tique in Bradley, IL, is taking part in the local lighted Christmas parade, which has a Candy Land theme.

3 Dogs and a Chick in Fort Walton Beach, FL, offers a selfie station year-round. The store went with a outdoorsy theme for the holiday season.

Pawsitively Scrumptious in Crestview, FL, offers a Build-a-Stocking Center. Customers can choose their price level and fill accordingly.

The holiday spirit starts with a stocking-topped display in the entryway of Bark on Mulford in Rockford, IL.

Inside the store, pets and their people can find plenty of gift options.

The Kong tree at Modern Pet Foods in Houston, TX.

Lucky Dog Pet Grocery & Bakery in Lawrence, KS, makes it easy for customers to pick up gifts by pre-packaging its holiday cookies in cute bags and boxes.

There are even cookie ornaments shoppers can take home to hang on their own trees!

Nautical Dog in Williamsburg, VA, gave the Tall Tails Yeti and Bigfoot their own holiday display! Love the puns and social media message: “Hurry in to snag one for your pup before he’s just a sighting.”

A Place for Fido in Duluth, MN, decorated in a Grinch theme this year, including these hand-painted windows.

And adorable signposts.

Even the tree at A Place for Fido incorporated the Whoville theme.

How cute is this window display at Lucky Dogs in Skaneateles, NY? Special delivery!

Barkley’s Marketplace in Flemington, NJ, hosts multiple photo sessions with Santa each year. A portion of proceeds benefits a local rescue, and customers get a goody bag with vendor-supplied samples, plus a bounce-back coupon for January.

Dog Krazy in Virginia digitally publishes an annual Howliday Guide. It features gift suggestions, advice about safely navigating the holidays and other helpful content, with all featured products linking to the store’s website for purchase.

There’s even a checklist to ensure customers don’t forget anyone important. Of course, the adorable Dog Krazy pets are featured throughout.

The photos with Santa set at Brown Dog Bakery in Ankeny, IA, offered glam to participating pets and their people. Proceeds benefitting a local rescue.

House of Paws Pet Boutique in Regina, SK, Canada, has a beautifully designed Pawliday Wish List jam-packed with gift ideas and fun content such as treat recipes and an invitation for non-furry kids to drop off their letter to Santa at the store and receive a reply.

The store touts its Gifts from Santa Paws for dogs and cats.

This wintery wonderland window display at Lewis and Barks Outpost in Red Lodge, MT, catches the eyes of customers, especially at night.

The store also does photos with Santa that benefit the Humane Alliance.

The Holiday Gift Guide from Three Happy Hounds in Fernley, NV, highlights staff and upcoming events, plus features gift suggestions, of course.

In addition to picks by price, the guide makes recommendations based on play style.

Christmas toys and other holiday goodies take over the front windows at Four Muddy Paws in St. Louis, MO. The store posts a QR code for its holiday gift guide in the window so pet parents can shop even when the store is closed.

The holiday shopping guide from Paddywack in Mill Creek, WA, features a bingo page in addition to gift suggestions. It encourages repeat visits during the holiday season.

So many holiday toy options at Pawki’s in Eastsound, WA. We love the tired Tall Talls bed display in the background that also shows options.

The toy selection continues at Pawki’s!

The selfie station at Barkers Anonymous in Hendersonville, NC, lets customers take holiday pics for free. The store does collect tips, though, which all go to charity.

Razzle Dazzle Doggie Bow-tique in Bradley, IL, customers can pick an ornament from the Giving Tree. With it, they can purchase a gift for a local rescue.

Dogs by Design in Irwin, PA, sets up a holiday selfie station for customers. The backdrop featuring a decorated mantle and roaring fire makes setup simple.

Buddy’s Pet Stop in Beach Haven, NJ, hosts its Photos With Santa Day outdoors to make the most of its available space.

Animal Connection in Charlottesville, VA, also saves space by decorating a flat-back tree with holiday toys.

Ruff House in Fort Lauderdale, FL, also hosts pet photos with Santa. This pup climbed right up on his lap!

Pups and bunnies alike pose for a holiday pic at The Mill Stores in Whiteford, MD.

How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — the 2022 Holiday Season

How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — the 2022 Holiday Season

Pepper and the Pug in Old Town Spring, TX, goes all out for the holidays.