Santa’s Little Helpers (Cute Pet Pics)

Just as the elves help Santa, our pets help us get through the day sometimes. Here are seven photos of pets in elves outfits or other costumes, helping us smile amidst the often hectic holidays.

And just in case you missed the previous post, Naughty or Nice? Your Pets Meet Santa, you can check it out here. Adorable!

This is Ralph dressed as a Christmas elf. He is almost 4 years old and is a Westie X Maltese Terrier. He lives in Adelaide, South Australia with his family. He loves cheese and chicken for a treat.

See more Holiday Pet Photos here!

Billy the beagle, 13 and Casey the sheltie, 11, live with 3 rescue kitties and their human parents in Toms River, NJ.  Merry Christmas, gang!




Meet Mischa, a 4-year-old yorkie-poo dressed in her pajamas waiting for Santa! Mischa lives with her mommy and daddy, Sharla and Dean, and her brother Riddick, in Dayton, Ohio. She has a sibling chocolate lab named Bentley and a sibling cat named Cookie. Mischa loves to cuddle and sleep on the pillow next to her mommy’s head at night. Hurry up, Santa!


Minnie is a Singapura, and she’s super affectionate and small — 7 pounds. She loves to climb high on bookcases and has beautiful big eyes and ears, all typical of her breed. In fact, she’s so affectionate, her family jokes they should have called her Velcro. The big green pillow bed and the cat perch in front of the front window are Minnie’s two favorite places to hang out.

Sophie and Maggie stick their tongues out at the camera.


Duke’s owner Gabriella dressed him in his traditional Santa suit. As you can see from his look, Duke does not like to be Santa. He is disdainful of such an embarrassing costume and his expression tells it all!

Namira, female grey and black tabby who lets her family dress her up on Christmas Day for a few minutes. Namira is 15 and likes people food more than cat food. She has been known to eat pasta and even raw tomatoes. She will lick any plate clean. She loves warm places, warm laps, and lots of food.

Tim is a rescue and a runaway who was very fearful. After four years he finally learned to trust his new family and love them. He now craves love, something he never had until he was rescued. Here he is on Christmas so relaxed on his owner’s knee and just ‘chillin’ and enjoying Christmas eve. He is from Camarillo, California.

Spud Lee is the oldest dog in the pack. He is 17 years old and was rescued from KY, when he was a pup. He is a Bull Terrier-Border Collie mix and is the most gentle, cool, clever and laid back guy. Spud Lee can tell you everything with just a look…in this picture you can see he is saying, “Hey, Mom! Must you keep taking my picture??”

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353 comments

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Hihi!

Charles B.
Charles B.4 years ago

Always a graet way to end the day!

Vicky Locke
Vicky Locke4 years ago

Our pets do so much to please us!

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers4 years ago

Thanks for the photos.

Miss May
Ashley Piechocki4 years ago

Cute Pets! Thanks for sharing!

Celine V.
Celine V.4 years ago

:)))Thank you
And a Merry Holiday time to you!

Donna B.
Donna B.4 years ago

minnie the cat is so beautiful... what soulful eyes she has. thx for all of the pics, the animals are wonderful.

Nancy Gregg
Nancy Gregg4 years ago

Lost our 17 old dog this year. Still miss her every day!

Melinda offline K.
Past Member 4 years ago

loved the chihuahua

Lara Kinast
Lara Kinast4 years ago

Elvina, my rescue cat Huxley (20 years old) lets me dress her up. I once dressed her up in a Care Bears dress (meant for a baby) and she sat on her bum and posed with 2 care bear dolls almost as big as she is. I guess it depends on the cat. I wouldn't say Hux loves being dressed up, but she is rather indifferent as long as the clothing isn't uncomfortable or tight. :)