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“The dog doesn’t match my sofa“. Just one of the reasons given by owners who no longer want their dog. The Dogs Trust have just revealed a list of bizarre excuses given to the charity and are highlighting them as part of their “A dog is for life not just for Christmas campaign”.
The charity has cared for over 16,000 dogs in the past year across its 18 rehoming centres and has taken in many dogs of all shapes and sizes for all manner of reasons including:
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Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust CEO, said: “This year sees the 34th anniversary of Dogs Trust’s iconic slogan ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ and sadly it’s as true today as when it was first coined. We see a number of dogs handed into our rehoming centres in the days and weeks following Christmas when the appeal of a cute puppy has worn off. It seems that people are still giving puppies as Christmas presents without considering the long term ramifications.
“Dogs can provide a world of happiness and enjoyment, and we urge anyone considering a new addition to the family to think it through properly and remember that the only place a puppy should be is on the outside of the wrapping paper, not inside it.“