Dogs Trust has today launched its ‘Ho No No’ campaign to get puppies taken off children’s Christmas wish lists. The charity’s research reveals that over a third of children have asked for a puppy as a present and, worryingly, 16 per cent of parents would buy one if their child put it on their list. Every year animal charities have to pick up the pieces when Christmas present pups are abandoned.
     As part of its new campaign, Dogs Trust is encouraging dog lovers to send a Christmas card to their local pet shop – or to more high profile outlets that persist in selling pets, such as Harrods – asking it to ‘Stop selling puppies at Christmas time’. This mirrors Dogs Trust’s own policy of stopping rehoming dogs in the run up to Christmas and New Year. To find out more – and to send a free e-card to Harrods – visit


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