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Santa Paws Pet Adoption

Dec 12 @ 11:00 am - Dec 12 @ 03:00 pm | Free

Pet ownership can be a wonderful gift of unconditional love and companionship. Our Annual Santa Paws Pet Adoption has hundreds of adoptable dogs, as well as some cats, who need a forever home. The annual favorite takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 7, 2019 at Grossmont Center, and admission is free.

Find a Four-Legged Friend

Grossmont Center is proud to sponsor the Santa Paws Pet Adoption with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation. This nonprofit organization has a mission to increase pet adoptions from reputable shelters and rescue agencies in its network. The pet adoption event at the Center is a perfect way of fulfilling that goal!

Dozens of rescue groups and shelters participate in the Annual Santa Paws Pet Adoption. You can find just about any dog breed here, so you can get the perfect pet to match your lifestyle. Want a cute Chihuahua you can carry everywhere, or a giant Great Pyrenees who can go on your morning runs? All types of dogs, sweet purebreds and adorable mutts, are waiting for you! It’s a great family-friendly opportunity for your entire household to find a pet to love. 

The San Diego Animal Support Foundation creates these mega adoption events by bringing in reputable shelters and rescue agencies. Past participants in this event include Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue, Greyhound Adoption Center, and Animal Rescuers Without Borders, plus many more. All participating adoption agencies get free booth space, and admission is free for the public. The atmosphere at the Santa Paws Pet Adoption is fun, happy, and stress-free—perfect for matchmaking people and pets! If you want to make this holiday truly memorable, come to Grossmont Center for this special event. When you adopt, you will realize that it is a cherished gift, for both pets and people!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Grossmont Center

The Annual Santa Paws Pet Adoption is just one of many festive holiday events at the Center. Other seasonal celebrations include HolidayFest! and Santa’s Hut, and they are sure to bring joy to your world! For more information on the pet adoption, contact the San Diego Animal Support Foundation at info@SDShelters.org, sdshelters.org, or 619-847-8755. For more information on Grossmont Center events, both during the holidays and year-round, visit our events page.


December 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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5500 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
(619) 465-2900

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Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

Find Things to Do in La Mesa for Kids and Families

Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also always stay in the know by finding event information in our monthly e-newsletters, too, so sign up to begin receiving yours today. Finally, be sure to check out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!