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“My Dog Looks Evil” (and other reasons for abandonment)

Dogs Trust exposes the most outrageous reasons for abandoning dogs
Thirty years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life not just for Christmas®”, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity Dogs Trust is today revealing the top ten most irresponsible reasons people have given for abandoning their dogs.

Reasons given to Dogs Trust staff as to why owners could no longer look after their dog:
1. “My dog doesn’t match the sofa.”
2. “The dog looks evil and has different coloured eyes, just like David Bowie.”
3. “My black dog doesn’t match new white carpet, can we swap him for a white dog?”
4. “My current dog is too old, can we swap for a puppy or younger model?”
5. “My dog ate the Christmas turkey cooling on the worktop.”
6. “My pet guinea pig got worried with a dog in the house.”
7. “The dog opened all the presents on Christmas Eve.”
8. The [...]

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