Santa Paws 2018: Cute pictures of your festive friends as Christmas draws closer

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas is just around the corner - and we have the perfect treat to share.

Thursday, 20th December 2018, 9:49 am
Updated Thursday, 20th December 2018, 9:53 am
Santa Paws is coming to town!

We've been lucky enough to meet some of your precious pets ahead of December 25 - never mind Santa Claus, we're all about Santa Paws! So take a look at your delightful dogs and cute cats. Don't forget to share your picture with us before the festive period draws to a close. You can contact us on Facebook, Twitter or email. A top 10 will be revealed soon, and you can vote for your winner.

Merry Christmas from Rye! Picture: Gail Spencer.
Ready and waiting for Christmas to arrive. Picture: Clare Hall

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Barking her carols. Picture: Gemma Anderson.
A pet beagle enjoying a festive tipple. Picture: Joanne Whalen.
Resting up for the big day. Picture: Julie Stothart.
Three woofs for Christmas! Picture: Neal Sanders.
Ho ho ho! Picture: Rita Morris
In her Christmas outfit. Picture: Rita Morris.
Looking smart for Santa. Picture: Therese Allen.
Wrapped up warm for the winter season. Picture: Therese Allen.
All ready for Christmas jumper day. Picture: Louisa Galey.
Now that's what we call a snow dog. Picture: Sandra Cook.
The pooch in red for Christmas. Picture: Sharon Bewick Jarvis.
Antlers at the ready! Picture: Mark Beasy
Not a fan of his Christmas advert. Picture: Stuart Barton.
Three Christmas angels. Picture: Daniel Hockborn.
Who are you calling a turkey! Picture: Sarah Barrett.
A fine pair of beards. Picture: Amanda Harris.
A helpful elf. Picture: Victoria via email.
Helping Santa with his work. Picture: Sandra Cook.
A Christmas coat for a cute cat. Picture: Natalie Stewart.
A sparkling halo. Picture: Pamela Reid.
A cosy Christmas jumper. Picture: Jill Oliver.
Santa's little helper. Picture: Victoria via email.
Rio knows he's the real gift this Christmas. Picture: Lucy Bell.
Putting up the paws for a rest. Picture: Maureen Tutin.