Holiday Pooch Patrol

Bark readers get festive with their pups!
By The Bark Editors, December 2009, Updated February 2015

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!