With Christmas just around the corner, lonely dogs placed in shelters around the country are hoping to receive the ultimate gift this year in the shape of a new family Dogs Trust carers have written some letters to Santa on behalf of their charges, in the hope of securing them a new home over the Christmas period, including Cooper, a three-year-old Beagle currently staying at the charity’s Merseyside centre. Owen Sharp, the Dogs Trust Chief Executive said: ‘It’s very easy to pick a puppy at the click of a button but dogs don’t come with a gift receipt. ‘We take calls all-year-round from people who feel they have no choice but to give up their dog. It can be heart-breaking, even if an owner knows they are doing the right thing,’ he went on. ‘Dog ownership is wonderful, and we aren’t saying don’t get a dog, we’re just asking that people are sure they are ready for the long-term commitment that comes with it,’ he added. ‘We hope this year our message “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas” comes across loud and clear,’ he concluded. While these dogs desperately need a loving home, shelters go through a dedicated screening… Read full this story
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