From Clarissa Baldwin, Dog’s Trust
This year marks 35 years of Dogs Trust’s slogan ‘A Dog is For Life, Not Just for Christmas’. Too many dogs are bought impulsively and abandoned or given up when the novelty wears thin or the long-term commitment becomes a burden. We’re providing a simple way for people to help us spread the idea of pausing to think before getting a dog. You can get involved by tweeting a picture of you ‘‘pressing paws’’ with your dog. See #presspaws and @DogsTrust to join in. With the public’s help, this simple message will encourage people to consider the long-term commitment that comes with the privilege of dog ownership.