Naughty or Nice? Local Pets Share their Christmas Wish with Santa

As if these pets weren’t already adorable enough, pics of these furry friends cuddling up with Santa are just too cute! The Brandywine Valley SPCA hosted their first-ever Holiday Open House at their campus in Old New Castle on Saturday, inviting dogs, cats and even their owners to spend a special day, including of course photo opps with the big guy himself, Santa.

Nearly 100 families turned out for the occasion, bringing their Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Cocker Spaniels, Pure Bread Sharpeis, English Bulldogs, Jack Russell Terriers, Beagles and a baby Pug. New Castle campus shelter manager David Owens loved dressing up as Santa.

The best part was that a lot of the dogs who visited were alumni of the BVSPCA, and the staff couldn’t have been more pleased to see them.

“Many families brought back dogs they adopted from us. So many dogs that were once homeless, in our shelters, are now with loving families and homes, and that’s always a really good feeling” said Laura Page, community engagement manager for SPCA Delaware. “One of them even came in with a litter of puppies.” State Sen. Nicole Poore also came with her rescue dog named Blue.

Longtime BVSPCA volunteer and animal advocate Suzanne Herel came up with the idea of the Holiday Open House for pups and feline friends. “I thought this would be a wonderful way to share the holiday spirit with the dogs and cats we all love so much!”

The BVSPCA is having a mega adoption December 8th and 9th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds – 10 am to 6 pm each day. There will be more than 1,000 adoptable puppies, dogs, cats and kittens. The adoption fee is $25, and every pet will be spayed, neutered, microchipped and ready to go home with their new families that day.

Photos contributed by BVSPCA

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