Puppy Smuggling – Update: Dogs Trust Cares for Underage Smuggled Puppies in Quarantine | Dogs Trust

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Puppy Smuggling – Update: Dogs Trust Cares for Underage Smuggled Puppies in Quarantine

It’s one week until Christmas Day when sadly, people across the country will wake up to find puppies under their Christmas trees.

As part of Dogs Trust’s ongoing investigation into puppy smuggling, we are currently caring for 15 puppies that have been seized from eastern European transporters who have illegally smuggled these puppies into Great Britain, all of whom were underage.

Dogs Trust believes that these puppies were destined to be sold online as Christmas presents.

If you are planning to give a puppy as a gift, or buy a puppy for Christmas please think before you click, and stop and think about the trade that you could unknowingly be fuelling. 

Are these puppies available for new homes yet?

No, not at the moment. Whilst the puppies are in quarantine, we are unable to take rehoming enquiries or reserve them to new homes.

How will Dogs Trust care for these puppies?

Dogs Trust will care for all 15 puppies throughout their time in quarantine, and at some point in the New Year will rehome them through our network of 20 rehoming centres.

For further information, please contact Dogs Trust on 0303 003 0000.

Click here to read Dogs Trust's full investigation into Puppy Smuggling