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Pet portraits – with or without Santa Claus – offered at Farm at Natchez Trace

Pet portraits – with or without Santa Claus – offered at Farm at Natchez Trace

The Farm at Natchez Trace, a unique pet lodging, bathery and spa, and “Dog’s Day Out” day camp facility, will offer holiday pet portrait packages with Santa Claus to benefit Bonaparte’s Retreat.

The annual event will be Wednesday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 4 from 5-8 p.m.  Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography will take portraits of pets in front of a huge stone fireplace with holiday decorations.

Pets and people may have their portraits made with Santa, or without, if preferred. There can be any combination of pets, children and adults.  Package prices start at $60 and the photos make great holiday cards and gifts.

Santa and his helper are experienced dog handlers and will be able to help pose pets however needed. No appointment is necessary and there will be refreshments for pets and their humans.

Founded in 2004 by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris, Bonaparte’s Retreat is named for one of her beloved dogs who traveled on the road with her.

Bonaparte’s Retreat Dog Rescue is dedicated to providing nurturing care for adoptable dogs when their allotted time at the shelter has elapsed. The mission is to prevent these wonderful animals from being euthanized and to adopt them into permanent, loving homes.

For more information about Bonaparte’s Retreat, visit

The Farm at Natchez Trace is located at 9479 Highway 96 West in Franklin, near the intersection with Natchez Trace.  For more information, call 615-662-6628 or visit or