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Your pets dressed for the holidays

Check out Newsday readers' pets decked out in their fa-la-la best, and submit your photos, too.

(Captions are submitted by readers who share their photos.)

Cooper, a toy Yorkie, feeling magical Christmas morning.
Reader Photo Credit: Kathy Doherty

Cooper, a toy Yorkie, feeling magical Christmas morning.

Jeffry's Christmas present
Reader Photo Credit: Jeffy 's mom

Jeffry's Christmas present

Freddie
Reader Photo Credit: Vivian Lind Selden

Freddie

Snow is one of our tree decorations
Reader Photo Credit: George Meade, Ronkonkoma

Snow is one of our tree decorations

Zsa Zsa And KC listening to The Night
Reader Photo Credit: Jill Marie Delano Bethpage

Zsa Zsa And KC listening to The Night Before Christmas

waiting for company to arrive
Reader Photo Credit: matt scala new hyde park ny

waiting for company to arrive

Bella gets very excited about all of her
Reader Photo Credit: Sharon from Miller Place

Bella gets very excited about all of her presents from Santa Paws

First Christmas gift
Reader Photo Credit: Wife

First Christmas gift

Bailey guarding the Christmas gifts at home on
Reader Photo Credit: Michael Chietero, East Patchogue

Bailey guarding the Christmas gifts at home on Christmas Eve 2016

Emma Rose dressed up for Christmas!

Emma Rose dressed up for Christmas!

I'm not no stinking reindeer!

I'm not no stinking reindeer!

Happy New Year from Leo
Reader Photo Credit: Sandy

Happy New Year from Leo

W.H. Taft, a rescue from the Grateful Paw
Reader Photo Credit: June Hermer-Fried, Huntington, N

W.H. Taft, a rescue from the Grateful Paw Cat Shelter in E. Northport, is looking for someone to play Dreidel with him.

Leo is all dressed up for the New
Reader Photo Credit: Sandy Magera Long Beach, NY

Leo is all dressed up for the New Year

Merry Chris-Moose from Leo
Reader Photo Credit: Sandy Magera Long Beach, NY

Merry Chris-Moose from Leo

Kiara lounging out under the Christmas tree. After
Reader Photo Credit: Francine

Kiara lounging out under the Christmas tree. After pulling her bed there several times...she made it know this was her spot...front row and center!

1ubba is waiting patiently for Santa!!
Reader Photo Credit: Maryann Bongiorno South Setauket

1ubba is waiting patiently for Santa!!

Doggie Bag! (Oliver, 2 year old Havanese, hanging
Reader Photo Credit: Jessica V. Miller Place, NY

Doggie Bag! (Oliver, 2 year old Havanese, hanging out in a Christmas present bag.)

Milo waiting for Santa!!

Milo waiting for Santa!!

Trixie isn't thrilled about having to wear her
Reader Photo Credit: Trixie East Norwich

Trixie isn't thrilled about having to wear her Santa outfit but she is so cute in it!

They didn't like Santa too much

They didn't like Santa too much

Shea, the Cockapoo, getting ready to take her
Reader Photo Credit: Jennifer, Smithtown, New York

Shea, the Cockapoo, getting ready to take her Christmas photos

Nicky guarding the tree with his Christmas sweater.
Reader Photo Credit: Joanne Sutter West Islip, NY

Nicky guarding the tree with his Christmas sweater.

Bony at home.
Reader Photo Credit: me

Bony at home.

Leonidas and Archimedes Stoff enjoying Christmas 2016 in
Reader Photo Credit: George Stoff

Leonidas and Archimedes Stoff enjoying Christmas 2016 in front of the tree in their cute xmas sweaters

are those Santas bells I hear..??? Bentley Factor
Reader Photo Credit: Lisa Factor

are those Santas bells I hear..??? Bentley Factor 6 year old Mini Pin

Bony Moronie is a hospital therapy dog with
Reader Photo Credit: me

Bony Moronie is a hospital therapy dog with holiday spirit. Here she is at her job and relaxing at home. Bony works with seniors, so she is named after a 1957 song - they all sing it when she visits. Bony is a 5-year-old lovable mutt. Happy holidays to all at Newsday. all best, Kristen and Bony

1 year old Misty patiently waiting for Santa.
Reader Photo Credit: Kelli Graff, Commack

1 year old Misty patiently waiting for Santa.

Okemo and his friends waiting for Santa
Reader Photo Credit: Chris Koerner

Okemo and his friends waiting for Santa

Nicky the Ginger bread dog.
Reader Photo Credit: Joanne Sutter West Islip, NY

Nicky the Ginger bread dog.

Oliver is 3 years Mane Coon looking dapper
Reader Photo Credit: Lauren Kulbit

Oliver is 3 years Mane Coon looking dapper in his bow tie and tux

KoKo Poggi posing for her Christmas card.
Reader Photo Credit: Samantha Poggi West Islip

KoKo Poggi posing for her Christmas card.

Remy, a 10 month old doxie lab mix,
Reader Photo Credit: Emma foster westbury ny

Remy, a 10 month old doxie lab mix, is dressed in his best and ready to celebrate the holiday season.

Bow Wow Ho Ho Ho...Happy Holidays ...Peanut &
Reader Photo Credit: ROSARIO CASSATA DIX HILLS,NY

Bow Wow Ho Ho Ho...Happy Holidays ...Peanut & Kiko

Happy New Year....Nicky
Reader Photo Credit: Betty Campbell

Happy New Year....Nicky

Harley, our Dachshund/Beagle mix is showing off her
Reader Photo Credit: BJ Ford

Harley, our Dachshund/Beagle mix is showing off her new Christmas Divia outfit for the season festivities and of course to make a big impression on Santa Paws.

JAX AND COOPER WAITING FOR SANTA PAWS!!
Reader Photo Credit: Michelle Santucci

JAX AND COOPER WAITING FOR SANTA PAWS!!

Remy, a 10 month old doxie lab mix,
Reader Photo Credit: Bobbie and the Strays Rescue Fre

Remy, a 10 month old doxie lab mix, began his holiday season off right by meeting Santa for the very first time!

Southern Belle....Dixie, a 4 year old maltipoo, originally
Reader Photo Credit: Myself

Southern Belle....Dixie, a 4 year old maltipoo, originally hailed from Texas and came to Long Island from a poodle rescue group in New Jersey. She was named Dixie for her sweet, gentle, southern ways.

Alf dressing up as Santa with the white
Reader Photo Credit: Lauren Lazarus Wantagh

Alf dressing up as Santa with the white beard.

Rylee is waiting for Santa in her new
Reader Photo Credit: Angela fialkoff

Rylee is waiting for Santa in her new pajamas!!!

Moe getting ready for Chanukah
Reader Photo Credit: karen

Moe getting ready for Chanukah

Buttons in his Snowman costume
Reader Photo Credit: Carla Osterhof

Buttons in his Snowman costume

Clementine, a Russell Terrier, decked out for Christmas.
Reader Photo Credit: Betty Campbell

Clementine, a Russell Terrier, decked out for Christmas. She is a 4 year old retired Champion show dog and now volunteers regularly as a therapy dog.

Kenzie, a 5-year-old Frenchie, is getting ready for
Reader Photo Credit: Kim from Remsenburg

Kenzie, a 5-year-old Frenchie, is getting ready for her visit from Santa

Gracie is Santa's little helper
Reader Photo Credit: Nancy Mucciardi

Gracie is Santa's little helper

Tootsie and his pal frosty
Reader Photo Credit: Alyce l Fulton-Baez

Tootsie and his pal frosty

A brief meeting under tree Panda and Mittens
Reader Photo Credit: Renee

A brief meeting under tree Panda and Mittens

Zoe is sitting in the Christmas tree while
Reader Photo Credit: Cindy Snyder Newtown, PA

Zoe is sitting in the Christmas tree while we were decorating.

Graycee the Rocky Point Reindeer waiting for Santa!
Reader Photo Credit: Rachel Hearn-Somma

Graycee the Rocky Point Reindeer waiting for Santa!

Kisses from Santa Paws
Reader Photo Credit: Michelle Rubinstein

Kisses from Santa Paws

Graycee the Rocky Point Reindeer waiting for Santa!
Reader Photo Credit: Rachel Hearn-Somma

Graycee the Rocky Point Reindeer waiting for Santa!

Juneau in Snow
Reader Photo Credit: Richard Vallis, Albertson, NY

Juneau in Snow

Zoey wishing Christmas cheer
Reader Photo Credit: Lynne Bove

Zoey wishing Christmas cheer

Rubble Rae is taking the purr-fect picture for
Reader Photo Credit: Alexis DiDonna and Manorville

Rubble Rae is taking the purr-fect picture for Santa!

Lunchbox is hoping to be a new reindeer
Reader Photo Credit: Christine Piscitelli

Lunchbox is hoping to be a new reindeer on Santa's sleigh this year.

Or dog Beau and grand cat Mango want
Reader Photo Credit: Anita Boyd Ronkonkoma

Or dog Beau and grand cat Mango want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Cookie is waiting with a cup of milk
Reader Photo Credit: Brittney, Cookie's mom

Cookie is waiting with a cup of milk for Santa!

Biscuit deciding if she wants to take Buddy
Reader Photo Credit: Tracy Monroe, Syosset, NY

Biscuit deciding if she wants to take Buddy for a ride or if she just wants to relax! (Biscuit: 10 year old female Poodle; Buddy: 7 year old male Maltipoo)

Lunchbox wanted to be part of Santa's sleigh
Reader Photo Credit: Christine Piscitelli

Lunchbox wanted to be part of Santa's sleigh this year so he decided to dress up as a reindeer :)

Moe (coton de tulear) at work at CBS
Reader Photo Credit: Karen Silbowitz

Moe (coton de tulear) at work at CBS Coverage spreading Christmas cheer

Clockwise: Our rescued dogs; Titus, Hailey, Austin, Kiah
Reader Photo Credit: Laura Morgillo

Clockwise: Our rescued dogs; Titus, Hailey, Austin, Kiah and Hailey Posing for their Christmas card picture

Kylie and Santa
Reader Photo Credit: PetSmart

Kylie and Santa

Photo taken on Nov 19th 2016 of our
Reader Photo Credit: Dee Tracy Lindenhurst NY

Photo taken on Nov 19th 2016 of our cat, Callie under the tree for the last time. Getting ready for Santa. Callie unfortunately went to heaven on Nov 20th 2016. We miss him everyday. ?????

Katie and Willy visit Santa
Reader Photo Credit: Liz Karl, Lake Ronkonkoma

Katie and Willy visit Santa

Bubba is ready for Christmas!!
Reader Photo Credit: Maryann - South Setauket

Bubba is ready for Christmas!!

Phoebe's feeling Merry!
Reader Photo Credit: Christina Bohn, Stony Brook, NY

Phoebe's feeling Merry!

Santas favorite reindeer, Kenny and Walter.
Reader Photo Credit: Lauren, merrick ny

Santas favorite reindeer, Kenny and Walter.

Cooper (4 year old Beaglier) thinks the holidays
Reader Photo Credit: Julie Blom Commack

Cooper (4 year old Beaglier) thinks the holidays are exhausting!

Frankie the Golden, Tony the Jack and Minnie
Reader Photo Credit: Colleen Cassar Greenlawn

Frankie the Golden, Tony the Jack and Minnie the Cav-Chi Mix posing for their Christmas Card taken by their Mom Colleen.

Exhausted from Christmas howling, Zoe waits for Santa
Reader Photo Credit: Jean from Babylon

Exhausted from Christmas howling, Zoe waits for Santa to arrive.

My Angel ready for Santa!
Reader Photo Credit: Sue Squillanti

My Angel ready for Santa!

Waiting for the gifts ?????
Reader Photo Credit: Patrick

Waiting for the gifts ?????

Little Miss Claus. ????
Reader Photo Credit: Patrick

Little Miss Claus. ????

Xena (8 year old Doberman) enjoys her Christmas
Reader Photo Credit: Julie Blom Commack

Xena (8 year old Doberman) enjoys her Christmas tree in her favorite holiday sweater!

Luna a Boxer loves to pose for her
Reader Photo Credit: Michelle New York

Luna a Boxer loves to pose for her Christmas pictures. Because when we finish the photo shoot she knows she will get a special treat

Xena (8 year old Doberman) wishes everyone a
Reader Photo Credit: Julie Blom Commack

Xena (8 year old Doberman) wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Visiting Santa
Reader Photo Credit: Anita and James Pandaliano

Visiting Santa

Sibbie dressed up for the Holiday Display at
Reader Photo Credit: Joan Marchese, Glen Cove, NY

Sibbie dressed up for the Holiday Display at Hicks.

Little Bea Bea in her Christmas outfit..
Reader Photo Credit: Beatrice Galea (wantagh)

Little Bea Bea in her Christmas outfit..

Jack(8yrs) and Mia (15yrs) on the beach in
Reader Photo Credit: Paul Baron Long Beach

Jack(8yrs) and Mia (15yrs) on the beach in Long Beach. Waiting for Santa

Casey is getting ready to interview for seasonal
Reader Photo Credit: Annette Casazza

Casey is getting ready to interview for seasonal work.

Santa Came to Town!
Reader Photo Credit: Nancy Murphy Holbrook

Santa Came to Town!

Shamrock and Santa (aka) Daddy
Reader Photo Credit: Eileen Kruger

Shamrock and Santa (aka) Daddy

Bea, my once feral grand-cat, now home enjoying
Reader Photo Credit: Joanne Berdie

Bea, my once feral grand-cat, now home enjoying our Christmas decorations.

Pets

Pets

Santa's Helper. Dexter, a Cockapoo waiting for Christmas
Reader Photo Credit: Giovanni Bautista of East Meadow

Santa's Helper. Dexter, a Cockapoo waiting for Christmas Day so he can help Santa bring joy to everyone.

Ruby resting up for busy Christmas season ahead
Reader Photo Credit: Rob and laura Napolitano

Ruby resting up for busy Christmas season ahead !

My cat Tigger
Reader Photo Credit: Christine Mertz, Copiague

My cat Tigger "Claws" getting ready for Christmas.

Chloe-Our three year old rescued doggie. Photo taken
Reader Photo Credit: Kent Animal Shelter

Chloe-Our three year old rescued doggie. Photo taken at Kent Animal Shelter.

Shamrock in her Christmas Pajamas!
Reader Photo Credit: Eileen Kruger

Shamrock in her Christmas Pajamas!

Sammy my pet rescue adopted 3 years ago
Reader Photo Credit: Paul in Selden

Sammy my pet rescue adopted 3 years ago wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!!

Oodles of Christmas poodles!
Reader Photo Credit: Rosanne Wilson

Oodles of Christmas poodles!

Chloe waiting for Santa!
Reader Photo Credit: Patty, Mount Sinai

Chloe waiting for Santa!

We've been very good Santa Paws. Coal, Spunky,
Reader Photo Credit: Alena Verderame Locust Valley

We've been very good Santa Paws. Coal, Spunky, Talullah, Kirby and Rascal

Hero loves hiss Christmas sweater but Baby Duke
Reader Photo Credit: Nicole, South Setauket

Hero loves hiss Christmas sweater but Baby Duke isn't a fan of his Santa costume!

Trevor
Reader Photo Credit: Carol Hannon

Trevor

Buttons my 7-year old Tabby fatty cat dressed
Reader Photo Credit: Carla Osterhof

Buttons my 7-year old Tabby fatty cat dressed at a snowman

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Senegal parrot Baci getting into the holiday spirit--literally!
Reader Photo Credit: Susan Galante

Senegal parrot Baci getting into the holiday spirit--literally!

Tanya is ready for Santa to come!
Reader Photo Credit: Deanna E. from Lindenhurst

Tanya is ready for Santa to come!

Senegal parrot, Baci helps with decorating!
Reader Photo Credit: Susan Galante

Senegal parrot, Baci helps with decorating!

Delaney
Reader Photo Credit: Thomas Shortell

Delaney

Tigger wishes everybody A Very Merry Christmas
Reader Photo Credit: Karen Frewert, South Huntington,

Tigger wishes everybody A Very Merry Christmas

Our Yorkie named Stinky, yes Stinky is her
Reader Photo Credit: Madelyn Stein - East Northport

Our Yorkie named Stinky, yes Stinky is her name. December 1, 2016 at our home in East Northport.

Sally and Stinky, at our home in East
Reader Photo Credit: Madelyn Stein - East Northport

Sally and Stinky, at our home in East Northport. December 2016

Mr Stampy Cat as Mr Santa Cat
Reader Photo Credit: Satu Kirchner, Levittown

Mr Stampy Cat as Mr Santa Cat

Henrietta the Schnoodle is proud to present her
Reader Photo Credit: Donna Cynar, Massapequa

Henrietta the Schnoodle is proud to present her very own Christmas blow-up.

Marty, Mollie, Mia and Maisie,
Reader Photo Credit: Laura Pluta, Wading River

Marty, Mollie, Mia and Maisie, "we can hardly stand the wait, please Christmas don't be late"

Ashe is resting after decorating the tree
Reader Photo Credit: Rosemary Maginniss, Nesconset, N

Ashe is resting after decorating the tree

Tyson is waiting for Santa to bring him
Reader Photo Credit: Madelyn/ Bay Shore

Tyson is waiting for Santa to bring him a snack.

Our goldens ready for the holiday - Hailey,
Reader Photo Credit: Tom Hayes

Our goldens ready for the holiday - Hailey, Wyatt & Kylie

Guinness loves hanging with Santa!
Reader Photo Credit: Sallly

Guinness loves hanging with Santa!

Sammy hope her stocking is stuffed with treats!
Reader Photo Credit: Shannon Butler

Sammy hope her stocking is stuffed with treats!

Lucky planning her Christmas mischief...
Reader Photo Credit: Kelly Ann Sallemi, East Islip

Lucky planning her Christmas mischief...

Bichons Valentino & Shea getting ready for their
Reader Photo Credit: Breanne Maggio, Valley Stream

Bichons Valentino & Shea getting ready for their Christmas photos

Tigger is looking for Santa
Reader Photo Credit: Karen Frewert, South Huntington,

Tigger is looking for Santa

Jack and Levi showing off their new sweaters.
Reader Photo Credit: Donna

Jack and Levi showing off their new sweaters.

Gus waiting for Santa
Reader Photo Credit: Ginny Rohde

Gus waiting for Santa

Dusty getting ready for Christmas Patchogue
Reader Photo Credit: Jen Ferrara Patchogue

Dusty getting ready for Christmas Patchogue

Rusty helping decorate the Christmas Tree
Reader Photo Credit: Anthony & Susan Celano

Rusty helping decorate the Christmas Tree

Cupid is a 7 year old american shorthair.
Reader Photo Credit: kathleen castellani

Cupid is a 7 year old american shorthair. She loves to wear costumes for every holiday. Cupid wants to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!#

Gizzy sticking his tongue out is not too
Reader Photo Credit: Michael Inella

Gizzy sticking his tongue out is not too happy about his costume.

Our six month old golden retriever, Kylie, bringing
Reader Photo Credit: Susan Hayes, East Northport, New

Our six month old golden retriever, Kylie, bringing in the holiday season!

Cody
Reader Photo Credit: Heather Huntington Station

Cody "Nice List" age 12 English Cocker Spaniel

Bella loves to sit on the steps with
Reader Photo Credit: Eugene O'Shea, Brentwood, NY

Bella loves to sit on the steps with all of her squirrel friends.

Jessie from Long Beach is getting in the
Reader Photo Credit: Maureen Clarke, Long Beach

Jessie from Long Beach is getting in the Christmas Spirit by helping to hang the lights!

Miguel taking a long winter's nap in his
Reader Photo Credit: JD, Glen Head

Miguel taking a long winter's nap in his Christmas jammies.

Ringo age 6 English Cocker Spaniel Look who
Reader Photo Credit: Heather Huntington Station

Ringo age 6 English Cocker Spaniel Look who made the Santa's naughty list

Daisy-Lou DeMaria during her first holiday photo-shoot!
Reader Photo Credit: Debbie Broderick

Daisy-Lou DeMaria during her first holiday photo-shoot!

Peanut is waiting patiently in our car for
Reader Photo Credit: Carmine D'Angelo Valley Stre

Peanut is waiting patiently in our car for a trip to Grandmas house. Every year she looks foward to the holiday season.

Our dog Beau and grand cat Mango like
Reader Photo Credit: Anita Boyd Ronkonkoma

Our dog Beau and grand cat Mango like to celebrate Christmas together.

Where's Loki?
Reader Photo Credit: Lisa Mangano Saint James

Where's Loki?

Brooklyn is in the Christmas Spirit!
Reader Photo Credit: Therese

Brooklyn is in the Christmas Spirit!

Happy Holidays from Brooklyn - we adopted her
Reader Photo Credit: Therese

Happy Holidays from Brooklyn - we adopted her from North Shore Animal League.

Miles getting ready for the holidays
Reader Photo Credit: Brianna Ciullo, Massapequa Park

Miles getting ready for the holidays

Santa Tama wishes you a purrrrfect holiday!
Reader Photo Credit: Kathy McGivney East Meadow

Santa Tama wishes you a purrrrfect holiday!

Judas is all ready for Christmas ! Feeling
Reader Photo Credit: Samantha Lowder, Deer Park

Judas is all ready for Christmas ! Feeling jolly !

Our Cat Ginger is all ready for Christmas
Reader Photo Credit: Susan Rodriguez of Massapequa

Our Cat Ginger is all ready for Christmas

Happy GOLDEN Days of Yore
Reader Photo Credit: Sam, Coram

Happy GOLDEN Days of Yore

It's impossible for Kino to have a SILENT
Reader Photo Credit: Sam, Coram

It's impossible for Kino to have a SILENT NIGHT with all the howling Jake does around the holidays...

Judas is all ready for Christmas ! Feeling
Reader Photo Credit: Samantha Lowder, Deer Park

Judas is all ready for Christmas ! Feeling jolly !

Judas is all ready for Christmas ! Feeling
Reader Photo Credit: Samantha Lowder, Deer Park

Judas is all ready for Christmas ! Feeling jolly !

Athena modeling for her Christmas pictures , she
Reader Photo Credit: Victoria Cave

Athena modeling for her Christmas pictures , she was such a good dog that day. She's almost 2 .

I think I heard something! Is it Santa
Reader Photo Credit: Frankie Z, Plainview

I think I heard something! Is it Santa Paws?

Daisy, a 10 year old Cocker Spaniel waiting
Photo Credit: Marilyn Craig, Wading River

Daisy, a 10 year old Cocker Spaniel waiting for Santa.

I am Mrs. Santa Paws.
Photo Credit: Frank, Plainview

I am Mrs. Santa Paws.

I am the real Santa Paws!
Photo Credit: Frank, Plainview

I am the real Santa Paws!

Cooper, English Cocker Spaniel, Celebrates the Season
Photo Credit: Drew Fawcett, West Sayville

Cooper, English Cocker Spaniel, Celebrates the Season

Daisy, a 10 year old Cocker Spaniel waiting
Photo Credit: Marilyn Craig, Wading River

Daisy, a 10 year old Cocker Spaniel waiting for Santa.

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