Dogs and Cats Get in the Christmas Spirit

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PetSmart in Albemarle Co. PetSmart in Albemarle Co.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Children aren't the only ones who want to sit on Santa's lap.

Saturday dozens of dogs and their owners came out to PetSmart in Albemarle County to take a Christmas picture with Santa Claus.

The dogs got in the true holiday spirit for their photo-shoot wearing reindeer antlers and bells, and of course they were rewarded with a holiday treat.

“I think we all sort of treat our pets like our surrogate children and part of our family,” says SPCA volunteer Mia Taylor. “It's something that can make us laugh to see our dogs and cats doing things dogs and cats wouldn't normally choose of their own accord.”

For one pup, it was the 11th Christmas coming out to get a picture with Santa.

All donations from the event will benefit the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.

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