Dogs from across East Texas are taking over the Longview Mall to meet Santa.

The mall invited dogs and their owners for a picture with Saint Nick before he heads back to the North Pole.

People dressed their dogs up in different outfits and some tell us their family Christmas picture would not be the same without their furry friend.

“She’s my baby and I had to bring her to meet Santa,” Dog dad Mich Smith says.

Some dog owners tell me their dogs enjoy meeting Santa.

Tonight, is the last day to have Santa take a picture with your dog, but Santa will be around until Christmas for family pictures.