AS the countdown to Christmas begins, we are on a mission to ensure that your pet pooch does not escape the excitement.

These festive pets are really getting into the spirit of Christmas by donning a festive hat and posing for the camera. Now it’s your turn.

Why not dress up your pet and send us the picture? In the run-up to Christmas we would love to feature as many dogs in festive hats as possible. Just take your snap and e-mail it to photo@ or send it to Christmas Dogs, Picture desk, Worcester News, Hylton Road, Worcester WR2 5JX.

Don’t forget to add your name and the name of your dog.