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18/12/16<br />
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L/R: Puggles, Barkley and Teddy with owners Sue and Mark Haywood and Irish Terriers, Willow and Archie with owner Sonya Bradley.<br />
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Close to 800 dogs, many of them dressed up in festive garb, have visited their very own Santa Paws in a special dog-only Christmas grotto held in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire this weekend.<br />
The two-day event, which was organised by park rangers working for Nottinghamshire County Council, has been running for three years.<br />
Ranger Graeme Turner, who originally came up with the idea for a doggy-themed Santa's Grotto said this year has been the best so far.<br />
“The queue is huge, it snakes back all the way round the visitor’s centre,” he said. “All the dogs are being very well behaved, I guess they don't want to get onto Santa Paw’s naughty list this close to Christmas!”<br />
All canine visitors to the grotto got a special doggy bag full of treats and money raised from the event will go to Jerry Green Dog Rescue charity.<br />
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