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Grotto for dogs returns in Norwich as pooches meet Santa Woof Woof

Dogs had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Dogs had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

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Coats shining and - in some cases - Christmas jumpers on, dogs large and small got into the festive spirit in Norwich.

A Santa’s grotto for dogs returned to Norwich city centre on Saturday, with canines and their owners grabbing a place in the queue to meet Santa Woof Woof.

Dogs had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaDogs had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

The event, which has been held for several years, took place at the Forum, near the newly-opened Christmas market.

Dogs waiting patiently whilst they were waiting to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaDogs waiting patiently whilst they were waiting to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

It is run in conjunction with the RSPCA Norwich and Mid Norfolk, with visitors invited to take a photo with Santa in exchange for a donation to one of its charities, which this year included the RSPCA and Pets as Therapy.

Dogs had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaDogs had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Jayne Evans, organiser, said: “This is just a little bit of Christmas madness that is becoming tradition. We organise free events and I went to our team a few years ago and said I’ve had this brilliant idea for a Santa’s grotto for dogs - they looked at me like I was crazy.

Dogs and their owners had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaDogs and their owners had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

“Here we are several years later and we have a queue going around the block, every one loves it.”

Jayne Evans, Organiser of Santa's Grotto for dogs at The Forum. Picture: Victoria PertusaJayne Evans, Organiser of Santa's Grotto for dogs at The Forum. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Dogs had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaDogs had the chance to meet Santa Woof Woof at the Forum, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

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