Santa poses with pets

The jolly old elf in the red suit spent the day posing with Nelson's furry friends last week at the Chahko Mika Mall.

Santa doesn’t just love children, he loves pets too.

Last week, at the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson, Santa Claus took some time out from visiting with all the good little boys and girls and spent it with their pets.

Pet photos with Santa was a popular event as dozens of people brought in their dogs, cats and other furry friends.