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Holiday Pooch Patrol
Bark readers get festive with their pups!
  • Aramis lights up the season.
  • A simple Santa cap goes a long way for 5-year-old Alex (photo by Whitney Rupp) and a 3-year-old rescue mutt named Stanley.
  • A jolly Louie and formal Jake.
  • Lola, Tuffy and Munchie waiting for Santa!
  • Four-year-old Pit Bull, Ginger, gets in the holiday mood in California; Maggie stirs up south of the border cheer in Belize.
  • Recently-adopted puppy, Josh, not amused by his antlers; Alice
  • Tobias, a 3-year-old Australian Shepherd, taking all this elf business pretty seriously.
  • Bud, Brownie and Daisy--what more can you say?
  • Marley and Barkley Zody, a pair of rescue beauties in Tolleson, Ariz.
  • Nemo & Ella (left); Jerry at Bark ATL, a doggie daycare in Atlanta where his human works and he plays.
  • Cosmo and Atticus celebrate Hanukkah.
  • Later, Cosmo and Atticus get festive on--or more like recover from--New Year's Eve.
  • Handsome in red: Kian, 4-year-old Australian Labradoodle, and Bruce, 2-year-old certified therapy dog.
  • Santa wants a new team!--on behalf of the Warwick Valley Humane Society.
  • Two-year-old Shiloh Shepherd, Danzig, of Bonney Lake, Wash., with Santa, of the North Pole.
  • Yuletide twins Rozi and Nappy.

Thanks for the fantastic, funny, beautiful and poignant holiday photos. There wasn’t a disappointing shot in the bunch. It was such a joy to see them all—that is, until we had to narrow them down to a manageable slideshow. There was no science, believe us. Some photos struck a nostalgic chord, while others exuded undeniable holiday cheer (one or two pups look like they may have gotten into the eggnog), and still others had a great rescue story, for which we’re serious suckers at Bark. So enjoy a little paw-la-la with us.

Happy holidays!

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