A special blessing for man's best friend and many other animals for the holiday season.
Animals of all shapes and sizes were at the 9th Annual Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church on the Upper East Side.
Dogs, cats and even some turtles were blessed by the Rev. Stephen Bauman and Rabbi Emeritus Peter Rubinstein.
There was also an opportunity for some animals to find new homes for the holidays.
"We've got the adoption animals, so it's especially touching for us to know that hopefully, this exposure, they'll meet the right home, and it's a beautiful day," said Anne Marie Karash, associate director of the Humane Society of New York.
Christ Church says the blessing is an opportunity for pet parents to celebrate the holiday season with their animal friends.