THESE are the latest entries into our annual Santa Paws competition.
Natalie Donnison, 25, sent in this pic, below left, of 15-week-old Ruby her Powderpuff Chinese Crested dog.
Natalie, of Thetford Road, Hartlepool, said: “It is her first Christmas and she is already enjoying it playing with the tinsel and wrapping paper.
“She’s always getting her photo taken and tilts her head to the side as if to pose for the camera.
“We have entered Ruby into this competition as its her first Christmas and she is loving it.”
Jessica Skinner, 23, of Ibrox Grove, Hartlepool, sent in this picture, above, of her Staffordshire bull terrier Buster getting cozy with his snowman on Christmas while she put the decorations up .
She said: “Buster is a kind and gentle chap that just loves it at Christmas, the snow the decorations and every year we make sure there is a special present under the tree for him. “He is very special to us and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without him waking us up on a morning and laying with us while we open our presents patiently waiting for his turn. We love Buster and we want to share him with you.”
Thelma Carr, of Elizabeth Way, Hartlepool, sent in this picture, below right, of her dog Ruby.
And Dawn Jukes, 27, sent in a photograph, above, of Coco the bulldog.
Dawn, from Hartlepool, said: “As you can see is quite tired after helping me wrap some Xmas presents.”
We are asking readers to send in snaps of their animals dressed up in the finest festive get-ups such as Santa outfits, snowmen, elves and Christmas trees.
Just tell us about yourself and your pet, including your name, age, address, animal type, and why you dressed them up and send a contact number.
We will print the pictures and crown one lucky pet this year’s winner. We’ve teamed up with Middleton Grange Shopping Centre to offer the winner a £50 voucher to spend in the centre.
Send your photos to Santa Paws, the Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org