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Breakfast with Santa, Wake up Santa

Breakfast with Santa and Wake Up Santa take place in the Community Room of Prairie du Chien City Hall (Map) during the first Saturday of December. Children are invited to bring pots, pans, wooden spoons and other noise makers to "wake up Santa". Then, promptly at 8:30AM, on the count of three, the children bang on their pots and pans and shout "Wake Up Santa" at the top of their lungs. The fun event begins!

Download Wake Up Santa Regsitration

Admission includes:
Breakfast with Santa

After Santa is awake, a hot, delicious, breakfast served by Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteers  between 8:30 AM-10:00 AM.

A Personalized Visit with Santa

We hope to make this a memorable experience for your young child for years to come. Santa will have a large book with each child's name and personal information.

Santa's Workshop

While children are waiting for their personal visit with Santa, they can make a special ornament for their Christmas tree.
Organized Santa Themed Games
Pin the Tail on Rudolph, Coloring, Santa Bingo, and more...
Santa's Secret Gift Shop

Santa's Secret Gift Shop will also be open. Children can purchase quality gifts for parents, grandparents, teachers, and caregivers for $3 or less. Gifts can also be wrapped at the time of purchase.

Photo with Santa

A professional photographer will be on hand to capture this special moment in your child's life.
Nominal cost for 5X7 color photo. 

Creating Memories

Please call 262 388 2654 before making online reservations.
Santa's Grand Elf (ho! Ho! Ho!)

  • Need a Santa for your family or company party? 
  • Santa Claus can appear at a school event. 
  • Santa Claus can hand out gifts 
  • Santa Claus special photographs. 
  • Santa Claus visits restaurants 
Santa Claus is coming to our area for special personal visits! The volunteers of Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter are very happy that a special arrangement has been made with the North Pole and Southwest Wisconsin.

Imagine if Santa Claus could come to your own house, office, or school to hand out presents and holiday cheer!

Santa has made time to come to our area just to visit you! Surprise the little ones with an early visit from Santa! Kids scream with joy and parents know they have created a lasting memory.

Santa is all-real from his frosty hair and natural white beard to his generous jolly spirit.

Helping Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter raise funds for an animal shelter and, at the same time, spreading the joy of the season is part of the story of the holiday spirit. Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run charitable organization. Your donation is deductible.(Link: See Rates)

We accept cash, checks, money orders and online payment. All money earned from this event will be donated to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. Due to the limited time available for Santa Claus, a non- refundable deposit is required for all visits. (Link: Make a reservation.)

View and print a Santa Visit flyer for your place of business here
View and print brochure here. Information for your Company newsletter (Here).

Actively raising funds for an animal shelter serving the greater Prairie du Chien area.

PO Box 421
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

(262) 388 - 2654
(Contact Santa)

1st Annual Canine Costume Contest

Dogs ranging in size from small toy breeds such as poodle mixes, a Shih Tzu and French Bulldog to larger breeds including a Rottweiler and Goldendoodle had the opportunity to dress in costume for Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter’s Canine Costume Contest as part of Prairie du Chien’s  Oktoberfest which was held on Saturday, October 17th.  The dogs, their handlers and the organization’s large and furry mascot, Chance, started the day off by walking in the parade through downtown Prairie du Chien.  Spectators along the parade route were delighted with the opportunity to meet and pet the friendly canines.   Thirteen dogs in costume competed in the Canine Costume Contest later in the day.  Canine costumes included a skunk, lady bug, cow and cowboy, turtle, little German girl, ballerina in a tutu, Bark Lite beer can, beer maid and a tuxedo. The friendly competition was decided by monetary donations to Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter – the dogs with the most money in their buckets were awarded prizes.  Bunny, a French Bull Dog from Guttenburg, dressed as a ballerina in a purple tutu, garnered the most “votes”.  It was just by chance that Bunny entered the contest.  Her owners, Joe and Jenny Ehlers, had decided to bring her to Oktoberfest to share Bunny, who loves attention, with the festgoers. RABAS volunteer, Bob Witt, saw the cute little “Frenchie” and invited Joe to enter her in the contest.  Bunny, as 1st place winner will receive a personalized stoneware dog bowl, donated by Tim and Joan Senn of Taft’s Mill Pottery in Bloomington.  Zoey, a Shih Tzu, owned by Donna Heilmann earned 2nd place in the voting donations. Zoey was dressed as a ladybug and all agreed she was “cute as a bug”.  Zoey received a gift bag brimming with dog goodies from Tender Care Animal Hospital. Nicki, an American Eskimo Dog, dressed as a beer maid, and shown by 5 year old Tristan Pozega, came in 3rd place in donations, receiving dog treats and toys from Southwest Vet and Walmart. 

Kwik Trip Rewards Rivers and Bluffs

Do you shop at Kwik Trip? Did you know Kwik Trip will make a donation to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter?
Here’s how you can help:
  1. Apply for a  Kwik Trip Rewards plus card.   Designate Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter to receive your reward points. Once approved to participate in the program Rivers and Bluffs earn Kwik Rewards of 3 cents per gallon on every gallon of fuel you purchase with your Kwik Card.
  2. If you already have a Kwik Card, request a Kwik Rewards Fund-Raising Designation postcard or call 888-736-KWIK.
You have the option to support Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter by designating them to receive a donation check from Kwik Trip, Inc.
Use the following information when designating Rivers and Bluss:
  • Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter
  • P.O. Box 421
  • Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
  • 608-326-4870
To qualify for donations, at least five (5) Kwik Card account holders must designate the same charity to receive their earned rebates as a monetary donation. Until the minimum designation is met, you will continue to receive your Kwik Rewards rebate certificate.
If your earned rebate amount is less than $5, your rewards remain on your account until you have reached at least $5, then we’ll send your certificate the next quarter. Should you close your account prior to your rebate amount reaching $5, your rebate will be mailed to you at the end of the quarter following the closing date on your account. Rebate certificates have a cap of $30, so you may receive multiple certificates if your rewards balance is greater than $30.