These dogs can’t wait for Santa Paws to come to town

Most dog owners would do just about anything for their beloved pooch—even treat them like a human child and take them to get photos with Santa.

Take Kya, a 1-year-old Shiba Inu whose owners took her to go see the life-sized version of her favorite toy.

Or Shea, a 3-year-old Labrador mix whose dad secretly took her to get her glamor North Pole pics done.

Dogs could not be more hyped to meet Santa Paws in the flesh.

#mixbreed #dog #santadog #humanesociety #pictureoftheday

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If I was you I would want my bichon too! #bichonfrise #bichonpoo #santadog

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Seeing Santa #celebr865 #santadog #santaphoto #mallsanta #christmasdog #italiangreyhound #italiangreyhoundsofinstagram

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And of course dog owners can’t help but get in on the action.

You know that rule about how dogs look like their owners? Maybe there’s one to be said for dogs who look like their mall Santas.

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And if they can’t join Santa, what’s the harm in putting on the old man’s getup and beating him at his own game?

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My wee Rex 😇🐶💙 #4yearsago #wishhewasstillhere #boxersofinstagram #boxer #dog #puppy #santadog #dressup #boxer🐶

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Kiwi’s got the list & is checking it twice! 👀#allthetreatsforme 🎄💓🎄 #coalforeveryoneelse

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. 🎄 #puggle #fat #SantaDog #hohoho

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What North Pole is complete without a couple of elves and reindeer, too?


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With December just arriving, dogs had the right idea to take photos for Christmas cards weeks upon weeks in advance. 

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.