Puppies are forever - Spice Girls reunite along with Shirley Bassey to help homeless puppies in Wales find their #specialsomeone
Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, which has a rehoming centre in Bridgend, has recruited the help of the Spice Girls and Welsh legend Shirley Bassey to help find loving homes for five adorable puppies. The charity has made a light hearted video introducing rescue puppies to woollen doll versions of the Spice Girls to see which personality each pup picks.
The charity is looking to raise awareness of the plight of rescue dogs as they expect to take in over 15,000 dogs in 2016 and are searching for a “special someone”, VIP or not, out there for every homeless hound. The rehoming campaign runs alongside their current televised advert, voiced by Martin Clunes, which depicts a rescue dog’s search to find the real human version of his own woolen figure.
There is a serious message behind this reunion as dog lovers are urged to consider getting a rescue dog following an alarming decline in potential dog owners considering adoption. Dogs Trust has experienced a decline in visitors to their 20 Rehoming Centres across the country despite still taking in nearly 700 dogs at their rehoming centre in Bridgend alone in 2015.
Dogs Trust Bridgend Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager, Rebecca Baker explains:
“Surprisingly many people who come to us describe the moment they decided to make a dog part of the family as their dog choosing them and not the other way around. We decided to put this to the test in a fun video which shows our pups picking their favorite Spice Girl – with very entertaining results!”
“Puppies are so readily available via the internet at the click of a button so not only do people buy them online before even considering rescue, but dogs bought online often end up in our care -bought on a whim by owners who haven’t considered the commitment. We hope people will consider becoming a special someone by helping a rescue dog before taking to the internet in search of a four-legged family member as they may be second hand but they certainly are not second best.”
Click here to watch the new Dogs Trust advert, #specialsomeone
If you could be the #specialsomeone to one of our homeless hounds, please contact Dogs Trust Bridgend on 0300 303 0292.