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 - Credit: Archant

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 Pertusa

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

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. Pictu

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

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 Pertusa

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

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: Victori

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


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'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 Pertusa

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

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 - Credit: Archant

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