A DOG is for life, not just for Christmas, but a local rehoming centre are calling on dog lovers serious about getting a pet to look at the four-legged friends they have up for adoption.
The Dogs Trust slogan is pasted everywhere this time of year, but some people are still looking for a new, permanent member of the family.
The Honiley-based rehoming centre have 12 homeless hounds they would love to see in a home by the end of December.
They include friendly greyhound Jet who loves nothing more than a snuggle on the sofa, and loyal companion collie Dobbie.
The pups are joined in the list with older dog Becks who loves a potter around the garden, active fun-loving dogs Pablo and Louis and golden oldies Heidi and Ricoh, who despite their ages love nothing more than going for a walk.
Rehoming manager Sandra Foulds said: “Our 12 dogs of Christmas would love to spend festive season and the rest of their lives in a loving, happy home so we are appealing for anyone who would like to rehome one of these deserving dogs to please get in touch.
“We continue to see many unwanted and abandoned dogs coming through our doors over the Christmas period, simply because people haven’t taken into consideration the lifelong commitment of dog ownership. We urge anyone thinking of getting a dog during this busy period to seriously think about the commitment involved before making a decision to bring a four-legged family member into your home. Dog ownership can be challenging but also extremely rewarding, especially if you are giving a rescue dog a second chance at happiness.”
Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/kenilworthwww.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/kenilworth to see the dogs available for rehoming.