A Virginia pastor has created an unconventional alternative for church goers by inviting their dogs to take part in his service.
Reverend Charles Oberkehr created the worship group after noticing a large portion of the neighbourhood walking their dogs on a Sunday morning.
Only running since last month, it is already a hit in the community.
"I hope what they take away from it is there are all sorts of sacred moments in our lives... God has surprises for us... I've been very anxious every morning on Sunday to get up and see how God is going to surprise me this morning," Oberkehr said.