This holiday season, it seems we have a case of mistaken identity on our hands. These animals — cats and dogs alike — have all cleverly taken on another persona. But who are we to tell our pets they can’t be reindeer? Granting wishes is part of the holiday magic.

Scroll on to meet a collection of precious pets who are ready for their chance to pull Santa’s sled. What do you think? Should they get the job?

Linn Currie

Linn Currie

Brian Goodman

pyzata

Anastasia Tveretinova

vvvita

Leah-Anne Thompson

C_Gara

James Steidl

Header image: Shorthair tabby kitten in reindeer hat by pyzata

For many more canine and feline reindeer impersonators, check out our full lightbox below »

Animal Reindeer