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Paw-fect dog groomers, Longwood Gardens, Clayhall, is hosting a Christmas grotto for dogs. Picture: David Solomon
Not this time, or at least not in the way you thought – Paw-fect dog groomers, Longwood Gardens, Clayhall, will be opening a Christmas grotto for dogs to raise money for charity.

All canines great and small will have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas, have a photo and receive a festive present.

Owner and qualified groomer Stacy Ismael said: “We have a good rapport with our customers – they are like family – so we thought it would be nice to give them a fun day and raise money for charity at the same time.

“A member of staff lost her aunt to motor neurone disease so there was no question who we would be raising for this year and anyone with a dog is welcome to come down.”...........