Raising Awareness for Dogs Trust

I was thrilled to come onboard
helping raise awareness for the amazing work the Dogs Trust do. Summer was also happy to join in especially
when she saw her lovely new yellow bandana!

Summer keen to raise awareness for @dogstrust x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Feb 3, 2015 at 8:52am PST

There is so much more going on behind the scenes to help fundraise,
educate dog owners and generally improve the lives of 17,000 homeless hounds
expected to need help this year.

There is plenty you can do
yourself to help Dogs Trust and its
such a worthwhile charity, making a huge difference to all the wonderful dogs
out there. You can visit a centre and
consider adopting one of their beautiful dogs. 
You can do a search by centre, breed, size and age, so it’s very easy to
find the perfect dog for your family. 
Looking at all the adorable faces it is so hard not to want to add
another dog to our own family!

Having a dog is a big commitment
though so never approach it lightly, consider the cost, including vet bills and
the time and energy required to walk them. 
If its right for you and your family definitely go ahead, having a dog
is such a rewarding experience. You can
never be sad when you are met with a lovely greeting when you arrive home. With a dog you always have a best friend in
your life, they are loyal and loving to the last. I totally agree with the slogan, which is celebrating its 35th
anniversary that “A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas”.

If you do not think you have
enough time to commit then consider sponsoring one of their dogs
instead, this is a charming way to introduce your children to Dogs Trust. You receive little updates about your new
friend and a photograph to keep. It makes
a great gift for fellow dog lovers too. 
With no government funding any help you can offer has a huge impact!

Summer was spayed a few weeks
back and she received free microchipping through the Dogs Trust. They are campaigning to ensure all dogs in
the UK are microchipped. The law is
changing and it will become mandatory for your dog to be microchipped in
England from April 2016, so its well worth taking them up on their kind offer
and making sure you will always be reunited with your best friend. But do ensure you update your details if you
move home.

We were sent the Dogs Trust Top
Trumps game, which is available to buy from their shopping site, Dogs Trust Gifts. My son is obsessed with Top Trumps and its
good way to learn more about the personalities of some of the dogs in the
shelters. There are plenty more
delightful gifts on there for every member of the family, its nice when your
shopping helps such a good cause!

We will be hopefully having a
behind a tour of one of the Dogs Trust centres soon and I will make sure I keep
you updated with how we get on. Just
you wait when I see all those puppy dog eyes on me…

So if your reading this please get involved in same
way, fundraise with friends, become a member, visit a centre or do some
shopping with them. Knowing you are helping
so many amazing dogs is reward enough.

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