The Office’s Brian Baumgartner Attends Banfield Pet Hospital Grand Opening

He makes us laugh each week as accountant Kevin Malone on the hit NBC series The Office, and on December 15th actor Brian Baumgartner brought the “Ho, ho, ho” to our four-legged friends’ howl-iday season as he took on the role of celebrity Santa at the grand opening of Banfield Pet Hospital and PetSmart of West Los Angeles.

Canine contestant Atlas looks ready to travel around the globe with Santa

His own tail-wagging chum Charlie (seen in the photo at the top of the page) by his side, the comic star acted as judge as costume-wearing canines pretended to be Prancer, Dancer or Rudolph in the “Santa’s Next Reindeer” contest.

Miniature Poodle Darcy shows that he has enough holiday spirit to pull Santa’s sleigh

Three winners received a year of free veterinary care from the world’s largest veterinary practice, Banfield Pet Hospital.

Quila, a Siberian Husky, was among the canine competitors hoping to be named Santa’s Next Reindeer

A holiday happening with a lot of heart, Banfield Pet Hospital of West Los Angeles donated 20% of the revenue from its opening weekend to spcaLA.

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Photos by Rene Macura/Invision for Banfield Pet Hospital/AP Images

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.