Dogs Trust

Spice Girls reunite along with Calvin Harris to help homeless puppies in Scotland find their #specialsomeone

Dogs Trust, which has rehoming centres in Glasgow and West Calder have recruited the help of the Spice Girls and Calvin Harris 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. A very cute Dachshund pup also checked out a woollen version of his Scottish idol Calvin Harris.

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 union 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 over 800 dogs at their rehoming centres in West Calder and Glasgow alone in 2015.

Dogs Trust Glasgow Rehoming Centre Manager, Sandra Lawton 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!”

Sandra adds:

“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 brand new Dogs Trust advert, #specialsomeone