Holiday Pets (2015)


10Best editors asked you to share photos of your cute and festive furry friends. And boy, did you guys deliver!

  • Ndulu

    Powell, Ohio

    Ndulu is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and certified therapy dog.  He truly spreads Christmas cheer to all he meets!
    Photo courtesy of Patty Peters

  • Festive Fido

    Festive Fido
    Fayetteville, Ga.

    This loving, long-haired Dalmatian is enjoying all of the sparkle of the holidays!
    Photo courtesy of Kerry Breen

  • Buckles

    High Springs, Fla.

    Buckles is a cheeky little kitty, just six months old and very curious about the Christmas tree.
    Photo courtesy of Alaina Imler

  • Allie

    Charleston, W. Va.

    Isn't this cat a "deer"?  Allie wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
    Photo courtesy of Zach Locks

  • Ella

    Oshkosh, Wis.

    Ella is a sweet Shichon who looks just like a teddy bear.  She patiently waits for the arrival of "Santa Paws" each year!
    Photo courtesy of Laurie Strebe

  • Santa Paws

    Santa Paws
    Henrico, Va.

    All decked out in their festive best, these two pooches believe in the spirit of Christmas!
    Photo courtesy of Casey Durham

  • Phoenix and Gryphon

    Phoenix and Gryphon
    Plainview, N.Y.

    Phoenix and Gryphon, Golden Retrievers, are ready for a Victorian Christmas. They're decked out as carolers and ready to serenade you!

    Photo courtesy of Bonnie and Beth Abelew

  • Deca and Tish

    Deca and Tish

    Deca and Tish: a feline version of Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
    Photo courtesy of Kristen Lollis

  • Griffin

    Akron, Ohio

    Griffin is a Brussels Griffon/Yorkie mix who loves to snuggle under blankets, as well as look cozy and smart in holiday sweaters.

    Photo courtesy of Shenan May

  • Nala

    Pompano Beach, Fla.

    Nala's enchanting emerald eyes are the perfect complement to her red Santa suit.
    Photo courtesy of Tina Demarco

We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to vote for their favorite, and after five days of voting, the results are in!

The top 10 winners of the #HolidayPets photo contest are as follows:

  1. Ndulu
  2. Festive Fido
  3. Buckles
  4. Allie
  5. Ella
  6. Santa Paws
  7. Phoenix and Gryphon
  8. Deca and Tish
  9. Griffin
  10. Nala

A panel of 10Best editors picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

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