Dogs Trust is suspending adoptions over Christmas - Dublin Visitor Centre

Dogs Trust is suspending adoptions over Christmas

No adoptions during the festive period.

Dog Trust animal charity confirmed that it will be stopping adoptions over the Christmas period once again this year.

They want people to think about the commitment and responsibility that comes together with adopting a dog. The pause in adoptions will be put into place between the 16th of December until the 4th of January 2020.

People often rush into the decision of getting puppies and dogs as Christmas gifts. The charity argues that the holiday season is not a good time in order to make this decision. According to the Dogs Trust website, over 2,000 people have contacted the organisation since the beginning of the year, looking to give up their dog. January continues to be the month with the highest number of surrenders, with people putting the decision down to not having enough time to care for their pet.

Responsible for coming up with the phrase ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’, 40 years on and their message remains the same – with the Dogs Trust Christmas ad reinforcing the theme.


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