28 Apr '16, 9am

[email protected] sees 84% increase in number of 'handbag dogs' abandoned in our #rehoming centres

.@DogsTrust sees 84% increase in number of 'handbag dogs' abandoned in our #rehoming centres

Smuggled handbag dogs rescued by Dogs Trust 28th April In today's Daily Mail you will read about Peter, a Chihuahua who was adopted from Dogs Trust Evesham by Jacqui, Head of Digital Marketing at Dogs Trust. Peter is just one of many 'handbag dogs' that has been given up to Dogs Trust after they have been abandoned. Sadly, Dogs Trust has seen an 84% increase in the number of 'handbog dogs' who are perceived as a fashion accessory, but later abandoned after their owners realise the responsibility of caring for a dog. A Dogs Trust spokesperson says: "Dogs Trust continues to be concerned about certain breeds of small dogs being regarded as fashion accessories due to the rise in celebrity culture, and bought on impulse without the necessary thought and consideration required. This trend gives way to high levels of demand for smaller designer dogs, which can lead to a rise in u...

Full article: https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/whats-happening/news/smuggle...

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