12 Dogs With Holiday Spirit

It’s that time of year to get ready for holiday time.  Planning menus, baking cookies and wrapping gifts start to take over our thoughts and actions.  Finding that perfect holiday outfit takes some shopping, too.  But wait, what about the dog?

Societal attitudes are changing toward Fido and Fluffy to include them as true family members.  If you like to dress your pooch with the holiday spirit in mind, take a look at some adorable costumes others have managed to photograph.


Santa Rat Dog; Flickr


Peony the Pug; Flickr


What would Christmas be without a photo with Santa? Flickr


Look close, here's something you don't see everyday! Yes, it really is just one dog. Flickr: Pet Advisor.com


Nutcracker Nap, Flickr


Don’t these photos inspire you to put words to them?  Why not put your own quotes in the comment section…

"Go ahead - make me smile..." Flickr


"I'm only doing this 'cause I love you." Dog as Elf; Flickr


"Okay, all together now, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells..." Kermit, Grinch and a dog named Harper, Flickr


"Watch out 'cause Jadie Claus is coming to town!" Flickr


"Why me, ma?"; Bailey the Pug, Flickr


"I AM smiling!" Santa Lulu Flickr


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Magdika Cecilia Perez

thank you

Magdika Cecilia Perez

thank you

Les M.
Les M5 years ago

pet pictures are so adorable. i especially like the one with the bear "following" the dog. i've never seen that b4.

Sheri D.
Sheri D5 years ago

Thanks for the adorable pictures.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing

Andrew C.
Andrew C5 years ago

Hope all these dogs have a Merry Christmas with lots of love from their owners.

Lynn D.
Lynn D5 years ago

Not a whole lot of these poor pets appeared to be happy! Maybe people shouldn't dress up their pets! Hugs and cuddles would be so much better.................

Julie D.
Julie D5 years ago

These pictures are hilarious! The Dog and Teddy carrying the gift box is awesome. someone very clever designed that costume. Thanks for sharing these!

Michele Jones
Michele Jones5 years ago

Awwww.....too cute!! What our fur-babies have to go through to please their human people. lol

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for information!