Naughty or Nice? Your Pets Meet Santa!

Santa, were these dogs naughty or nice this year?

Earlier this week we featured your pets with Christmas trees – some were climbing all over the tree, occasionally being naughty and knocking it down, while others were sitting nicely next to it. Today we have pictures of your pets meeting Santa.

Meet more Care2 members’ pets in the remaining two weeks of this series. And if you submitted a photo of your pet, look for it in upcoming posts! Find instructions for submitting your photo by clicking here.

In the picture above, you can see Kobi on the left. She is approximately 2 years old and she met her owner almost a year ago through a Min Pin rescue in Texas. On the right is Bitsy. She is 3 years old, was born in a puppy mill and used as a breeding dog until she was rescued in a raid. She has been part of her new family for 7 months now. She also has a sibling Chloe, a rescue cat, who is 8 years old and rules the home, even occasionally herding the dogs. All three are very affectionate and their favorite thing is to cuddle.

Happy Holidays, from Santa’s little helper!Taken at a benefit for PawSafe Animal Rescue.

Sookie loves Santa!

Josie (yellow lab) knew she was going to get a cookie after the photo. Rivers (black lab) did not care about the cookie and kissed Santa–or tried to take his beard off! Josie was not happy with Rivers; he was standing between her and a cookie.

Butchy Claus a.k.a. Butch is a 6-and-a-half-year-old male white boxer. Happy and charismatic, he loves people and is very playful and giddy. He is a very happy boy, and wouldn’t know what to do without his best friend Brudolf a.k.a. Bruti (next page)! Living in San Diego, California, Butchy has never seen the snow, but loves to dress up in his winter clothes, including his Butchy Claus costume.

Brudolf a.k.a. Bruti is a white boxer who will be 7 on Valentine’s Day. She’s a little bit shy, but very sweet. Bruti loves to snuggle and play with her best friend Butchy Claus. Bru lives in San Diego, but never minds dressing up in her warm Christmas costumes, because it’s fun! She’s a very sweet and Brutiful girl, indeed!

This is four-year-old Kiva, a purebred German Shepherd, at her first Santa photo. She was happy to sit in the seat that day but was quite taken aback with this strange man sat down with her instead of her Mom. It was only someone brandishing a squeaky toy that removed her worried look and perked those ears.

Kiva is an active dog with an exuberant personality. Her presence is so warm that she affects everyone around her. Her and her owner are often stopped on their walks by people of all ages who want to spend time with her. “I smilingly warn youngsters to watch out as she aims wet kisses at little faces that are within her reach,” says Care2 member Joey O. from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Due to Kiva’s love of people, she is involved in the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog program and visits a local seniors’ home twice a month.

Happy Holidays and kisses from “the Kiv” and purrs from her sister Lissa!

This is Pierre, a 9-year-old Miniature Poodle from Yountville, California. He is a Therapy Dog at the Veterans Home of Yountville, and he works daily serving our veterans. He runs down the hall, and when he sees a veteran he either lies on his back to get a belly rub or he backs up to them to get a butt rub. He loves to chase the squirrels on the grounds. He is well loved by all.

Pierre enjoys basking in the sun, eating and especially sleeping!

Maddie is a 2 year old female boxer/lab who was adopted at a local shelter (Harbor Humane Society-West Olive, Michigan). “She is a little excitable, but what a pretty dog,” says owner Rebecca. She’s turned out to be a great dog and kept her owners exercising and motivated throughout the last year. She has inspired them to bring in two other shelter dogs as fosters and two cats as fosters this year. Maddie loves to play with other dogs, kids and adults, especially if they throw sticks to her. She wants to play with the cats, but is intimidated by their front paws. She loves giving kisses with her long wet tongue.

See more Holiday Pet Photos here!


Eternal Gardener
Eternal G6 years ago

Silly fun- anthropomorphic projection- with the emphasis on fun, otherwise leave it!

Vicky Locke
Vicky Locke6 years ago

Wonderful, thanks!

Sandi Bright
Sandi Bright6 years ago

I just adore photo #5 "Butchy Claus" the boxer. He looks so happy. But, does Santa look just a little too frightened? Ha Ha, very cute!

Fennie Y.
Fennie Yap6 years ago

I wonder what they got...

nancy b.
Nancy B6 years ago

too cute...and yes, Santa Paws visits every Christmas at our house. yes, my Lillie and Bruno "buy" gifts for my son, his girlfriend and his dog, Parker. Santa Paws may be thinking twice this year in regards to Bruno....he was a naughty dog!!!! lol

Danuta Watola
Danuta W6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Isabel Araujo
Isabel Araujo6 years ago

Beautiful! Thank you.

Lisa G.
Lisa Gutierrez6 years ago

Cute doggies!

Howard C.
.6 years ago

I've told my dog that if he isn't good Santa Paws won't leave him any presents - he doesn't seem to be listening though!

Alysia S.
Alysia S6 years ago