It’s a time for togetherness, a chance to celebrate the season with the people – and the pets – who mean so much to all of us. So we crisscrossed several states, from Florida to Illinois to Texas – and beyond – to bring you the best selection of Good Pets ever assembled from among Regions’ teams.
From Paducah to Granite Falls, from Hattiesburg to Sugar Hill, our readers sent in adorable photos of their four-legged friends (and more) for our end-of-year holiday photo gallery extraordinaire, which covers Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween.
So take a few minutes, click or swipe through these incredible images, and let the stress melt away.
Pet: Pepper / Human: Ian Hoover / Acworth, Georgia / Pepper prefers the warmth inside. But when the driveway is shoveled, it's time to play.
Pet: Aurora and Astro / Human: Patty Fisher / Houston, Texas / Aurora loves the fact she gets to enjoy the holiday season with her baby calf, Astro.
Pet: Lilah / Human: Mariel Nieto / Pearland, Texas / This Chihuahua/Terrier mix can't wait to don her Christmas sweaters, but knows you've got get through Thanksgiving first.
Pet: Sunny / Human: Valerie Ramsbacher / Mountain Brook, Alabama / Since joining the family just before Thanksgiving, this pup has been a delight -- and surely lives up to the name.
Pets: Luna and Buddy The Cat / Human: Will Register / Birmingham, Alabama / The holiday doesn't matter as long as there's snow on the ground. These two love playing in the white stuff.
Pet: Ben / Human: Tiahna Wamsher / Lafayette, Indiana / This handsome fella waited patiently for Thanksgiving dinner while looking dapper for his friends and family. He enjoys the cooler weather and the pretty, falling leaves.
Pet: Link / Human: Angelica Collins / Jacksonville, Florida / This Corgi puppy was ready for trick or treating on Halloween. Link also loves long walks, snacking on dog bones and just being fluffy, soft and loveable.
Pet: Hercules and Juliette / Human: Zack Prieto / Sunrise, Florida / It was a tough, dramatic chase, but Hercules the police dog stopped Juliette from escaping during a Halloween jail break.
Pet: Ripley / Human: Carrie Bullard Ray / Hoover, Alabama / A 4-year-old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Cur/German Shepherd mix, Ripley hates Halloween -- believe it or not -- but loves her comfy pumpkin outfit.
Pet: Teddy / Human: Justine Hough / Tampa, Florida / Teddy was an Ewok for Halloween. No matter the season, this 7-month-old Shitzu is a wonderful furbaby.
Pet: Le Roy / Human: Jeff Koch / Hattiesburg, Mississippi / A Piebald dachshund, Le Roy pulls off the Halloween lumberjack outfit with panache.
Pet: Abbey / Human: Amanda Singleton / Chattanooga, Tenneessee / Dressed as a Beanie Baby for Halloween, Abbey was a treat.
Pets: Morgan Brittany and Don Henley / Human: Suzanne Bruner / Moody, Alabama / These two lucky pups were rescued off the streets. Morgan is a sassy girl who lives for attention, and Don Henley is the family rockstar, although he prefers the softer sound of classical piano.
Pet: Frazzi / Human: Colleen Valentine / Austell, Georgia / Frazzi enjoys visiting nursing homes on weekends, spreading cheer in her Sunday hat and dress.
Pet: Charley / Human: Sarah Hamman / Thomasville, Alabama / Charley celebrated Halloween -- and Regions' Evergreen team-building week -- dressed for the West.
Pet: Stevie / Human: Kayla Horton / Hattiesburg, Mississippi / This 5-year-old bearded dragon woke up from brumation in time to decorate her cage with shiny Christmas decorations.
Pet: Squeak / Human: Tim Deighton / Chelsea, Alabama / A Toy Poodle, Squeak loves to create mischief in any season.
Pet: Bella Boo / Human: Ginger Birdsong / Paducah, Kentucky / Bella Boo the boxer dances her way into Christmas with the perfect dress and fancy tiara.
Pet: Bear / Human: Christine Sutphin / Munford, Tennessee / Santa brings out the little pup in 4-year-old Bear, who is all smiles posing with the jolly old elf.
Pet: Barney / Human: Ashley Winburn / Lakeland, Tennessee / A rescue, Barney turned 10 in October. At Christmas, he and his pal Lincoln love the attention from the extended family.
Pet: Audrey / Human: Marcus Mason / Memphis, Tennessee / Audrey loves to be Santa's little helper -- and celebrate the holiday cheer.
Pet: Apollo / Human: Samantha Forte / Spring Hill, Florida / Hoping to be mistaken for one of Santa's reindeer, Apollo anxiously awaits St. Nick's arrival.
Pet: Abby / Human: Deb Gamel / Helena, Alabama / One of three sister border collies, Abby poses for a picture-perfect Christmas card.
Pet: Abbie / Human: Allison Elliott / Covington, Louisiana / Abbie enjoys long walks on the beach with her mom, especially at Christmas, where the sunset brings a day's adventures to an end.
Pet: Vader / Human: Meagan Sexton / Ormond Beach, Florida / The 2-year-old ball of energy loves the water and playing with other dogs. But last year, his first Christmas, he tried to sneak off with an ornament or two.
Pet: Toby / Human: Kimberly Cobb / Sugar Hill, Georgia / Toby, aka Captain Crazy Pants, strongly believes himself a person. Hard to disagree. The fancy scarf is quite fashionable.
Pet: Tangled and Corey / Human: Josh Hudspeth / Cleveland, Georgia / Tangled and Corey took turns posing in front of the Christmas tree. Turns out, they are naturals.
Pet: Sophie / Human: Denise Cook / Granite City, Illinois / Sophie is a 4-year-old Pomeranian, loves to play dress up and adores the outdoors. Still, Christmas and the holidays are her favorite times of the year (especially since she's a holiday fashionista).
Pet: Sleepy / Owner: Kimberly Renae Smith / Birmingham, Alabama / This 6-year-old loves preparing for the holidays and spending time with the family.
Pet: Shepard / Human: Charlene Mays / St. Petersburg, Florida / Shepard is a playful ball of energy. He loves apple slices and needs to be bribed with one to take the annual photo.
Pet: Sadie / Human: Lawra Blackwell / Paducah, Kentucky / Sadie is ready to lead Santa's sleigh.
Pet: Mia / Human: Emily Harvey / Memphis, Tennessee / A tortoise-shell Maine Coon mix, Mia loves to help set up the Christmas lights. She also likes to chase the string of lights around as they go up.
Pet: Marley / Human: Alyson Blanks / Pensacola, Florida / Marley doesn't care if she looks cute, she just wants to go outside and chase the squirrels even in her tutu. That's dedication.
Pet: Rory & Rhett / Human: Alex Greenway / Murfreesboro, Tennessee / This dymanic duo loves going to see Santa Claus every year and telling him what toys they want for Christmas.
Pet: Radley Bear / Human: Taylor Bennett / Birmingham, Alabama / Radley Bear is ready for his first Christmas, and he has heard Santa Paws will bring him extra treats and bones if he's a good boy.
Pet: Match / Human: Holly McCarthy / St Louis Missouri / Match makes a very Jolly Santa in all his "Big Kitty" glory.
Pet: Opal / Human: Rebecca Carey / Nashville, Tennessee / This 2-year-old pit/boxer/hound trifecta was gifted the winter scarf last Christmas by cousins. Thanks to some bribery using her favorite delicacy, Triscuits, she posed happily.
Pet: Mr. Beau Doggie / Human: Joan Frei / Birmingham, Alabama / Mr. Beau loves decorating for Christmas, but wants to make sure Santa sees his raggedy toys (so he will bring new ones).
Pet: Mr. Furley / Human: Anna Seguin / Sarasota, Florida / When he is not helping Santa fly his sleigh, Mr. Furley loves swimming in the family pool, eating carrots and playing Frisbee.
Pet: Moose / Human: Kara Hoagland Benjamin / Charlotte, North Carolina / Who said being scared of Santa is only for children? Moose is 105 pounds, but as you can see here he's terrified of the big fella.
Pets: Miley and Reina / Human: Samantha Patten / Ormond Beach Florida / Miley and Reina LOVE Christmas time, and they will patiently wait for Santa to bring their presents since they are good girls all year. They have a naughty brother named Duke who won’t sit still for a photo.
Pet: Maya / Human: Rita Geller / Birmingham, Alabama / Just like a human teenager, 2-year-old Maya is mischievous and stubborn, but also the sweetest dog ever known.
Pet: Lincoln / Human: Ashley Winburn / Lakeland, Tennessee / Like his fellow rescue, Barney, 2-year-old Lincoln loves Christmas because everyone gives him treats.
Pet: Lilly / Human: Alely Lopez / Fayetteville, Arkansas / Lilly, 2, loves the treats and good tidings that come with Christmas, but isn’t too sure about this Santa guy eating all her cookies.
Pet: Little Bear / Human: Holly McCarthy / St Louis Missouri / Little Bear was so eager to help open presents he didn't even care how pretty the bows Mom made were.
Pet: Levi / Human: Stephanie Boone / Fairview Heights, Illinois / Despite the look on his face, Levi LOVES the holiday photo he takes every year for the Christmas card.
Pet: Levi / Human: Stephanie Boone / Fairview Heights, Illinois / Seriously, this beautiful Weimaraner loves posing for photos.
Pet: Levi / Human: Stephanie Boone / Fairview Heights, Illinois / OK, maybe Levi doesn't like dressing up for Halloween. But this photo is still adorable.
Pet: Charli / Human: Jeremy King / Alabaster, Alabama / Charli is a dilute pineapple green cheek conure with an ever-growing vocabulary of words, whistles and sounds. She loves nothing more than zooming across the house and discovering exciting new ways to get into trouble – but she’s too scared of the Christmas tree to get any closer to it than this.
Pet: Radley Bear / Human: Taylor Bennett / Birmingham, Alabama / Radley Bear is ready for his first Christmas. He heard that if he is an extra good boy Santa Paws will bring him extra treats and bones. He said it’ll be easy since he’s a good boy every day and is clearly dressed the part.
Pet: Kitty / Human: Jessica Bunting / Rogers, Arkansas / Kitty may be 15, but she still has such a playful spirit. In fact, she gets more excited about the empty boxes and scattered wrapping paper on Christmas morning than any toy she’s been gifted.
Pet: Boudreaux / Human: Kay Goke / Birmingham, Alabama / Boudreaux loves to take in all of the HOWL-iday festivities, mainly those involving food.
Pet: Bryen / Human: Denise Meyers / St. Louis, Missouri / Found abandoned in a ditch at 4 weeks old, Bryen loves children and has become the family protector. He also loves his Christmas outfit, because it means family time.
Pet: Bub / Human: Sarah Scott / Munford, Tennessee / A 14-year-old Boxer, Bub likes to sit in his human's favorite recliner with his favorite Christmas blanket, and watch his favorite Christmas shows on TV.
Pet: Butter Biscuit / Human: Shay Mena / Pinellas Park, Florida / This 7-year-old loves playing outside with the human's children and hanging with his wife, Miss Mia.
Pet: Elsa / Human: Allison Elliott / Covington, Louisiana / While Elsa isn't a fan of some of her human's antics -- like making her wear this adorable outfit -- she spent her first Christmas knocking ornaments off the tree.
Pet: Chester Copperpot / Human: Christine Sutphin / Munford, Tennessee / A senior rescue, this 15-year-old Poodle mix waits patiently for a Christmas treat.
Pet: Cooper / Human: Kimberly Moore / Memphis, Tennessee / A stray rescued by Streetdog Foundation from the streets of Memphis, 13-year-old Cooper still has the energy of a pup. And he's the gift that keeps giving every Christmas.
Pet: Cooper / Human: Courtney Sobiech / Memphis, Tennessee / Cooper is feeling festive and is all ready for the holidays.
Pet: Daisy / Human: Jessica Henkelman / St. Louis, Missouri / Daisy is the craziest dog her human has ever known, and wouldn't want it any other way. A Boston Terrier, she makes every day exciting. And she's patient enough to pose for a professional photographer.
Pet: Elsa / Human: April Snellings / Columbia, Missouri / Edie's ready for the holidays in her Christmas PJs and sweater.
Pet: Emma and Zeus / Human: Jasmyne McClure / Hixson, Tennessee / Emma, on the left, and Zeus patiently wait for a visit from Santa. Hope they made Santa's Nice list.
Pet: Glacie / Human: Karen Kitchens / Hot Springs, Arkansas / A 3-year-old Great Pyrenees, Glacie was adopted from a rescue group in Oklahoma, which saved her from a farm where she was more interested in chasing chickens than guarding them. Now domesticated, she is great at guarding her two kitty siblings.
Pet: James Butterworth / Human: Linnette Held / Anniston, Alabama / This white Husky/Lab mix pup likes to cuddle and steal covers from the humans. A good boy all year long, he's ready for Santa to bring lots of good stuff.
Pet: Katie / Human: Mike Barber / Celebration, Florida / At 18-1/2, Katie still enjoys her time on her favorite spot: the sofa.
Pet: Kenzie / Human: Jodi Cherry / Hoover, Alabama / Kenzie is excited for Christmas and ready to open her presents from Santa Paws.