Santa and an adoptable dog in Las Vegas

Photographer, animal-lover, and Boing Boing reader heiney shares this photograph in our Boing Boing Flickr pool, and explains that this was a shot from the Animal Network Holiday Adoption Low Cost Vaccination/chip Photo Event at Ann Road Animal Hospital, Las Vegas NV.

"This was my first time shooting anything like this, I normally only shoot poochies for their Petfinder profiles," he says. "I thought it went pretty well, certainly learned a lot, for instance, perhaps an exam room at an animal hospital is not the most conducive environment for pets to feel their most calm & photogenic."

It looks like Rocco has been adopted! Other pets at this Las Vegas shelter are still looking for homes. Apparently there's a big pet abandonment/overpopulation problem in Vegas, even more so than in other US cities.

More technical details on the shoot here.