If you know anyone who is thinking of getting a puppy this Christmas, please let them know about our puppy information.
For over 33 years we have been saying that “A Dog is For Life, Not Just for Christmas” yet worryingly many children and their parents still consider a puppy as a suitable present and want to pop a pooch under the Christmas tree. Please join us in campaigning for an end to sad situations like these. You can also watch and share other celebrity messages of support!
Ho No No: Take Puppies Off the Christmas Wish List
Encourage pet shops to stop selling puppies at Christmas by sending them a FREE Christmas card now.
You can also find out more about this campaign.
Christmas Present Pup Casualties: Pudding and Pals
This year, Dogs Trust’s 19 Rehoming Centres across the UK and Ireland are bracing themselves to work around the clock caring for festive canine causalities.
Last year Brandy, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was cruelly abandoned on a street in Reading on Christmas Eve, while Pudding, a Boxer cross, was dumped in snowy woodland during the night on Christmas morning. Both pups had been left to fend for themselves in the snow as temperatures dropped below freezing and staff are certain they were bought as Christmas presents and dumped when their owners realised the work involved in looking after a puppy.
You can follow our updates this year on the Rehoming Stories page as well as on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
If you know anyone who is thinking of getting a puppy this Christmas, please let them know about our puppy information and training videos which support responsible dog ownership.
If you're a journalist and you'd like to know more about our Christmas rehoming stories, please contact us through our Media Centre.
Support our Christmas Appeal
Help us make it a happier festive season for the dogs in our care by giving a donation to our Christmas Appeal.
Get those last minute gifts at www.dogstrustgifts.com and help us help dogs at the same time. The online version of our Christmas Catalogue, it's packed with perfect presents for the ones you love - or even just to treat yourself with. Go on, you deserve it!
If you're shopping elsewhere, sign up to our partners Give As You Live using the button below and you can raise money for us when you buy online at no extra cost to you!