South Shields pet care company Pets2impress based in South Shields, has been rivalling the Muppets with its version of A Christmas Carol.
The production – which includes 20 dogs playing characters including Bob Scratchet and The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come – was made in aid of the Pets2impress annual Santa for Strays appeal that collects food, blankets, and toys to give to a local cat and dog shelter.
Tim Jackson, a registered veterinary nurse, canine behaviourist and author, launched Pets2impress in 2008. The company offers one-to-one dog training, daycare, home boarding, puppy school, and socialisation classes.
He told The Shields Gazette: “We do the Santa for Strays appeal every year and due to the success of last year’s production we wanted this year to be even bigger and better and this production once again has helped us get some amazing donations.
“The owners absolutely loved it and the overall reaction has been great too, we even appeared on TV and I hope the production helps spread some happiness, especially with the current cost of living climate.”