"It’s very easy to pick a puppy at the click of a button but dogs don’t come with a gift receipt." These dogs are in search of a loving home.
It's Christmas! And all of us expect a little magic and miracles this time of the year. While we may have different wishlists consisting of our favorite things, what we could unanimously agree to is that we all want love and warmth. So do these dogs staying at the Dogs Trust charity's Merseyside center. And that's why the carers at the shelter have written to Santa in hopes of securing a new home for the dogs.
Owen Sharp, the Dogs Trust Chief Executive said to the Mail, "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.
However, the Trust will not allow adopters to take the dogs home without a strict screening to ensure they find families best suited to their personalities and interests.
Here are some of the heartbreaking messages the dogs have for those who would like to adopt them:
"Dear Santa, My name is Bobbie and my Christmas wish is to find a forever home with owners who can take me for long walks and will play ball games with me. Love from Bobbie at Dogs Trust Bridgend."
"Dear Santa, My name is Lucky. All I want for Christmas is a home (And maybe some tennis balls) I've been a good boy! Love, Lucky."
London's Mayhew Trust also ran a similar campaign last year around Christmas to draw attention towards the unwanted dogs and to make sure that they have a loving family and a warm home to be forever.
For an inseparable doggo duo, Daisy and Teddy, a caregiver wrote a heart-melting letter that read, "Dear Santa, for Christmas can we get a home together? We get scared when we are apart."
"The message from Mr. Sruff of Mayhew will make you chuckle and emotional at the same time. "Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a home where someone will love me even when I am having a bad hair day. Can you please love me? Love, Mr. Scruffy."
Adopting a dog can be very exciting and emotional. You first need to understand that a dog will be a part of your family and you should at all points in time, treat him as such. Then pick a breed that suits your lifestyle. Now visit a variety of shelters to adopt a furbaby. Once you are done with the procedure it is time to bring a cute member to the family who will be a warm cuddler and a fierce protector.