Capturing Canine Joy: NYC Rescue Center Hosts Adorable Dog Christmas Photos with Santa

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NYC Rescue Center Hosts Adorable Dog Christmas Photos with Santa

Last Updated on December 17, 2023 by Fumipets

Capturing Canine Joy: NYC Rescue Center Hosts Adorable Dog Christmas Photos with Santa

 

In a heartwarming display of holiday cheer, a New York City animal rescue facility turned Rockefeller Center into a festive haven for our four-legged friends during its annual Santa Paws Holiday Photoshoot.

The event, reminiscent of Taylor Swift’s fan queues, attracted dogs and their owners eager to partake in a unique photo opportunity with Santa Claus. The result? An adorable line-up that not only melted hearts but also raised a whopping $14,133 for Muddy Paws Rescue.

Furry Festivity at Rockefeller Center

Held on November 27, the Santa Paws Holiday Photoshoot saw dogs and their owners enthusiastically joining the queue for a moment with Santa Claus. Mallory Kerley, the marketing director at Muddy Paws, shared that the event’s success was exceptional this year, drawing twice as many participants. Holding the event at the iconic Rockefeller Center added a special touch, offering New Yorkers a rare chance to bring their beloved pets to this renowned city attraction.

A Heartfelt Fundraiser

The funds raised, a substantial $14,133, will directly benefit Muddy Paws Rescue. The money will support foster families who open their homes to these dogs, covering essential medical and vet bills. The event’s popularity, coupled with the generosity of sponsors and ticket sales, ensures a meaningful contribution to the welfare of these rescue dogs.

Santa Claus and Canine Smooches

Santa Claus, the star of the show, received big smooches from the dogs, creating heartwarming moments captured on video. The dogs’ affectionate interactions with Santa added a magical touch to the festive occasion, affirming the success of the event in spreading joy and happiness.

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From Pups to Previous Muddy Paws Residents

While some dogs in attendance were previous Muddy Paws Rescue pups, the event welcomed every furry friend. The inclusive atmosphere highlighted the diversity of dog breeds and backgrounds, showcasing the universal love for these delightful animals.

Beyond Photos: Surprises and Giveaways

Beyond the enchanting photo sessions, attendees enjoyed extra perks, thanks to event sponsors including the Animal Medical Center, DoggyStyle NYC, Free Country, and Sundays. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about these companies and received delightful gifts and giveaways, adding to the overall festive experience.

Internet Sensation: TikTok Video Goes Viral

A volunteer at the event, known as @adoptingdogs on TikTok, shared a video capturing the overwhelming turnout. The TikTok video garnered over 337,400 views and nearly 50,000 likes, with users expressing their love for the heartwarming scenes. Comments flooded in, celebrating the adorable canines and even expressing a desire to become elves for the day.

Spreading Joy Online

Sundays, one of the event sponsors, remarked on the joyous occasion, stating, “Look at allll the good boys and girls!” TikTok users embraced the sentiment, with one saying, “Dogs are really the new kids, and I love it.”

All Dogs on the Nice List

Mallory Kerley humorously confirmed that, according to “good authority,” all the dogs attending the event made it onto the nice list this holiday season. The event not only created cherished memories but also emphasized the joy and love that our furry companions bring into our lives during the festive season.


Source: Newsweek

 

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