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Why not to get a puppy at Christmas

Fri, 27 November 2015

Why not to get a puppy at Christmas

Recently, Ireland AM’s resident vet Pete Wedderburn popped along to the Dogs Trust Centre in Finglas,  Dublin to chat to Mark Beazley, Executive Director at Dogs Trust and to find out why giving the gift of a puppy this Christmas, might not be the best decision.

Mark told Pete that Dog’s Trust is “Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity and our goal is to rehome as many dogs as possible.” The charity recently ran a campaign where six paper maché dogs were left in various locations around Dublin city.

Mark told Pete that the campaign was called “the Puppy Promise. Six for or five foot dogs were placed in various locations around Dublin and the whole idea of the campaign was to raise awareness about not getting a puppy for Christmas.”

The campaign is far from Dog Trust’s first time to try to get the message about Christmas not being the right time to introduce a puppy out to the public. The group coined the phrase “a dog is for life and not just for Christmas” over forty years ago.

Mark told Pete that “introducing a puppy into a crazy house at Christmas is not the right time” and added that people should wait until “after Christmas when things quieten down.”

You can take a look at the video of Pete’s visit to the Dogs Trust Centre in Finglas in the video below. You can find out more information about Dogs Trust on their website. 

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