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Santa goes to the dogs

Pet shelter raises funds for holidays with unusual photo shoot

Wearing Christmas outfits, Kelsey and Sarah wait for their turn with Santa.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Wearing Christmas outfits, Kelsey and Sarah wait for their turn with Santa.
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John Grygiel struggled in his hairy padded Santa Claus costume to keep a slobbering pug on his lap. “Two years without an accident,” he said through his strap-on beard. “Two years without a single bite. Don’t jinx me.” Sunday afternoon was Grygiel’s second round as the Animal Protective Foundation’s pet Santa. Over four hours sitting in a dog-proof vinyl chair at Faddegon’s Nursery, he held 100 dogs on his lap, smiling for a picture with ...

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